Entries by Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital

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Dog Behavioral Issues: Helpful Tips for Walking Your Dog

Published by Kara Murphy | Article Featured on Hills Pet Before you got your pooch, you likely imagined walking a dog would be a wonderful experience of long relaxing strolls, exploring neighborhoods and hiking trails. In those pre-dog fantasies, your four-legged sidekick likely trotted obediently by your side on a leash, following your every command and looking […]

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What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

Written by Dr. Melinda J. Mayfield-Davis, DVM, WCHP-AH | Featured on Vetericyn.com Cats scratch and clean themselves all the time. You, as a normally distracted human being, probably don’t pay any more attention to their occasional itches than to their hairballs. But if you notice your animal companion is frequently scratching or continually grooming (in a […]

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Importance of wellness exams

Article Featured on AVMA Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is […]

Pet Vaccines: Schedules for Cats and Dogs

Like people, pets need vaccines. And pet vaccinations, like those for humans, may sometimes require a booster to keep them effective. The best way to stay on schedule with vaccinations for your dog or cat is to follow the recommendations of a veterinarian you trust.Chances are your vet’s suggestions will break down into two categories: core pet vaccines and non-core vaccines. […]

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First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies

Article Featured on PetMD You’re probably prepared in case a member of your family cuts himself or gets injured. But do you know what to do if your pet chokes on a bone or has a seizure? Knowing some basic pet first-aid techniques could mean the difference between life and death. Here are some common pet emergencies and what […]

Dominant Paws: Is Your Dog a Righty or Lefty?

Article Featured on Hillspet.com If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re right-handed. According to WorldAtlas, only 10 percent of the human population are lefties. But have you ever wondered if dogs have dominant paws like humans have dominant hands? And are dogs right- or left-handed, on average? Find out how pet researchers — […]