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