Safe Summers with Your Dog

Summer is a wonderful time of year! Long days, warm nights, fun road trips… and of course you want to take your best friend with you! Your dog is always ready for your next adventure. As fantastic as it is to have your pup with you all the time, there are many things you should consider during these hot months. … Read More

All Things “Tick”

Tick Season: Tick season can vary depending on where you live. Summer and fall are generally peak tick seasons in most places. Ticks like warmer climates and the Pacific Northwest is experiencing a surge this year with higher temperatures. Tick prevention is key, and should be maintained year-round, regardless of temperature to keep your dog safe whenever “tick season” starts. … Read More

The Danger of Spring

After so many months of winter, everyone loves Spring, including your pets! The rain that it brings is balanced by the warmer temperatures and sunny days. It’s exciting to lace up and grab the leash for your pup, but it’s important to be aware of some dangers lurking out there (inside too!). Every season has its pros and cons, and … Read More

Dog Coats

You may not have thought about it, but did you know that there are different types of dog coats? I’m sure you’ve noticed that a Poodle has a very different coat than a Husky! Did you know that their grooming needs are different? Most dogs need some type of grooming, and some dogs require higher maintenance than others. Some are … Read More

Dog Grooming

Some dogs really just love dirt, don’t they? Spring is here and with it comes rain… and mud. If your pup likes to take mud baths, you might find yourself giving them more baths in the tub! Bathing and brushing are the basics of dog grooming, and here are some tips! Bathing If you’re a new pet owner, you might … Read More

Declawing Cats: Don’t!

Most cat owners understand that every cat has its own unique personality. Some of their personality traits are cute, like when a cat plays fetch, or when they greet you at the door when you come home. Other traits are not so cute… like when they never cover up in their litter box, or when the scratch your furniture to … Read More

Cats: Scratching Posts

Do cats need scratching posts? The short answer is “yes”. If you want to save your furniture from an untimely destruction, it’s important to pick the right scratching post(s)! You might like the aesthetic of a scratching post, but your cat might not. A little research can go a long way to getting a post that your cat will actually … Read More

Pet Health Insurance

Did you know that Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center takes pet health insurance? Many people do not even realize that such a thing exists! Just like the health insurance you have for yourself, it contributes to the payment of illness and accidents, and some plans cover preventative care as well. Even if you’re consistently taking your pets to your primary … Read More

SOVSC and your Primary Veterinarian

Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center is a referral based, surgery and emergency care animal hospital. We encourage you to form a relationship with a primary care veterinarian in your area. A primary care veterinarian for your pet is similar to your own primary care doctor. Preventative care is important and there are many issues and illnesses that your primary care … Read More

Pet Allergies

Just like people, your pets can have allergies too! At Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center, we have the tools and skills necessary to identify and treat your pet. There are many different kinds of allergies that can affect your pet, including environmental, food, contact allergies, and flea allergy dermatitis (bites). So how do you know if your pet is suffering … Read More