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Tips for Easy Holiday Travel with Your Dog

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say, and to make it as such, we need to make sure our holiday season goes smoothly. Oftentimes, holiday plans include travel, and holiday travel includes packing our furry friends. At Thanksgiving, 36% of people travel to a destination other than their home, and 95.9% travel by car. [...]

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Tips for Being a Considerate House Guest

The holidays are quickly approaching, and that no doubt means you'll be planning some road trips to spend time with friends and family. Whether it's your parents, siblings, or friends you've known forever, spending time in another person's space can cause some tension ... throw your pets into the mix and things can get downright [...]

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Ask a Vet: Can You Over-Vaccinate?

We asked veterinarian Dr. Susan O'Dell, "What are your thoughts on small animal vaccinations? Can you over vaccinate?" Read her response below!Vaccinations are an important topic to address for every pet that I see. The diseases for which we vaccinate can cause severe sickness or death in cats and dogs (rabies is also fatal [...]

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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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