One of the scariest experiences you can have as a pet parent is to lose your animal. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, looked into how many pets get lost every year. The organization found that 15 percent of pet guardians had lost a dog or cat in the previous five years. While about 93 percent of dogs that had gone astray were found, only 75 percent of missing cats made it back to their families. Read more
Tips from the ASPCA
Emergencies can happen at any moment and can come in a myriad of ways. While we may never be able to fully prevent such events from happening, we can prepare ourselves and our pets for when they do. In light of National Pet Fire Safety Day coming up on July 15, we put together important tips concerning fire safety in your home. Use this list to ensure that you and your furry friends are prepared should a fire break out. Read more
from the Humane Society
10 Tips to Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors
Although many cats enjoy being outside, it’s a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy. Read more
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- Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in certain types of animals.
- Coronaviruses that infect animals can become able to infect people, but this is rare.
- We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- We do not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19.
- We do not have evidence to suggest that imported animals or animal products imported pose a risk for spreading the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people, while others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals and do not infect humans.
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FOR the 85 million families who own pets in the United States, your furry friends can feel like family.
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Anytime you can relieve your pet’s pain, it’s a big relief for you, too. Thankfully, veterinary medicine offers more ways to do that than ever before. In fact, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are the most common pain medications prescribed for pets today.
When used for surgical procedures, NSAIDs can help reduce the risk of complications from pain and inflammation, so pets can recover faster. And when prescribed for chronic conditions, such as arthritis, these medications can often help dogs return to activities they love, from fetching balls and daily strolls to jumping on the couch to snuggle.
But as with any medication, NSAIDs may have side effects, some of which can be serious. It’s important for you to work with your veterinarian and weigh the risks and benefits of giving your pet these medications. The more you know about potential side effects and how to monitor your pet, the better prepared you’ll be to make informed decisions about your pet’s health.
BY DR. MARTY BECKER DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com
Some of the things dog owners ignore truly do make a difference to an animal’s quality of life. It can be easy for well-meaning pet owners to get caught up in one aspect of their dog’s care but pay no attention to something else that might be just as serious (or painful) a problem.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of five health problems that dog owners often overlook, ignore or treat as “normal.” If you suspect your dog has any of the issues on this list, please see your veterinarian immediately.
1. Chronic Ear Problems
Laurelwood Animal Hospital, located near Jesuit High School on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway offers a full range of companion animal services, including surgery, nutrition and behavior counseling, parasite control and preventative medicine. The hospital also offers advanced imaging through an all-digital spiral CT scanner, a comprehensive dental program and laser treatment.
If you’re looking for quality, compassionate veterinary care in Beaverton, Oregon, come visit us at Laurelwood Animal Hospital.
Laurelwood Animal Hospital
9315 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Phone: (971) 244-4230
Fax: (503) 292-6808
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There is a long-held misconception that cats need to be able to roam outdoors to be happy, but we think most modern felines would disagree. All the kitty luxuries available today make the great outdoors just seem a little less… great. Whether munching on catnip, traversing indoor climbing systems or watching made-for-cat DVDs, today’s indoor felines seemingly have it made. And as an added bonus, indoor cats have potentially longer life spans because they are are less likely to be exposed to cars, predators and some diseases than outdoor cats.
Check out the tips below to unlock some of the best-kept secrets of supremely happy indoor cats and use them to enrich the life of your own indoor kitty companion.