Dog Toys (Part Two) – Safety

We recently shared a story on Facebook about a tragic situation involving a rope toy. A pet parent was devastated after their dog shredded the toy, ingesting long pieces of it that ended up causing the dog to pass away. While this situation isn’t necessarily common, it is something that can happen. We wanted to provide some safety tips when … Read More

Dog Toys (Part One)

Did you know that many behavioral problems in dogs are the result of boredom or excess energy? Not only do toys offer physical stimulation, they’re enriching for the mind! If your dog is digging, chewing on furniture, shoes, etc. the right toy might just be the ticket to a happy dog and a relaxed pet owner. There are different types … Read More

Congratulations Dr. Rory Applegate!

Congratulations to Dr. Rory Applegate for passing her boards in Internal Medicine! She has joined the ranks of our other board-certified veterinarians at Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center. But what does “board-certified” mean? A board-certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who, after veterinary school, completes an internship and a minimum of two to three additional years of intense training in … Read More

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