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Dog Friendly Hikes in Oregon

Oregon is undoubtedly one of the most dog-friendly states in the country. Aside from a few state parks, dogs are pretty much allowed everywhere. Many hikes in the state require a NW Forest Pass , which you can purchase for $5 per day or get an annual pass for $30. Easy 1000 Acres (Sandy River Delta) - This is essentially a massive dog [...]

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Pet Fire Safety Infographic

A lot of people have fire safety plans for their families, but they forget to include special considerations for their pets. Now, we know that pets ARE family, so they need to be taken care of accordingly. Here's a great Infographic that illustrates some of the ways you can keep your furriest family members safe [...]

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Ask a Vet: Cleaning Your Dog's Ears

We asked veterinarian Dr. Susan O'Dell, "What are the best products for cleaning your dog's ears? What are some alternatives if you can't get the normal cleaner?" Read her response below!When treating infections or for maintenance cleaning, I always recommend using a good commercial cleaner such as Malacetic Otic, Epi-Otic, or Triz-EDTA. Each of [...]

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Facts About Dog Obesity Infographic

Is your dog overweight? Sometimes, dog obesity is a hard fact for owners to face. No one wants to admit their little furball has a problem, and let's face it, chubby dogs do look pretty adorable.To help you maintain your dog's health, here's an Infographic about dog obesity. Do your furry friend a favor and [...]

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Ask a Vet: What Are Your Thoughts on Alternative Medicine?

We asked veterinarian Dr. Susan O'Dell, "What are your thoughts on alternative medicine?" Read her response below!Before I answer this question, I think it is important to note that I practice strictly traditional western medicine. I have no training in acupuncture, herbs, or homeopathy. That said, I believe that complementary medicine is exactly [...]

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Ask a Vet: What Are Your Thoughts on Grain-Free/Raw Food Diets?

We asked veterinarian Dr. Susan O'Dell, "What are your thoughts on grain-free/raw food diets?" Read her response below!This question actually needs two answers, as grain-free and raw are not synonymous. To start, let me first outline my general philosophy on pet foods. 1) A diet must be complete and balanced. 2) Keep [...]

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Dog-Friendly City Guide - Philadelphia

The term “City of Brotherly Love” is truly all-encompassing for the residents of Philadelphia. Not only does the City welcome people of all different backgrounds, but it also welcomes their four-legged friends, both old and young, small and large. I’m here to give you the lowdown on all of the best pet-friendly places to bring your pup in Philadelphia [...]

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5 Tips for Improving Your Dog's Health

We all know that we are supposed to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, and we all know that usually doesn't happen. Work gets in the way and we push it off until "tomorrow." However, when we overlook our own exercise routines, we are also overlooking that of our canine friends. And [...]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Daily Dog Walks

As a pet owner, one of the core responsibilities we have is to ensure that our furry friends get a daily supply of exercise. The health benefits for both you and your dog are no secret. A recent study showed that people who proactively walked their dogs walked about an hour more per week than [...]

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Common Mistakes Pet Owners Make at the Vet

As pet owners, we tend to always put our friends first – and that’s the way it should be! We spend our time and money to make sure our pets have the best of everything – the newest toy, that special treat, a more-expensive-than-necessary bed. But one area in which pet owners could improve is learning how to make [...]

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