Thursday, January 25, 2018

Canine Influenza

We are recommending that all dogs who are being boarded, attend doggy daycare or get groomed at a commercial facility be vaccinated for canine influenza. We have ordered the H3N2 vaccine and will have it in the clinic shortly. At this time, we are not recommending vaccination for dogs who go to the dog park. If the virus moves into Oregon, this recommendation will change. If you are traveling to California, you will need to get your dog vaccinated well in advance of the trip as immunity is not achieved until 7 - 10 days after the booster (second shot) vaccination.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the clinic at 503-588-1151.

Information about Canine Influenza from OVMA:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Home Dental Care for Pets

We talk a lot about dental care for pets so here is some helpful info from Oregon Veterinary Medical Association about what you can do at home.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Common Plants Toxic to Horses

For our clients that have horses, here is some information from the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association about commonly found plants that are toxic to horses.

Poisonous Plants

Now that spring has finally arrived in Oregon here is a link to an article about common poisonous plants from the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Meet Billy

We sat down for an interview with SPVC's foster cat, Billy.

Name: Billy

Age:  Unknown.  Billy was brought to SPVC by a good Samaritan for treatment for an injured toe. We have treated his injury, neutered, and vaccinated him.

Health Info:  Billy is FIV positive.  He cannot live outside and is looking for a home without other cats or with other cats that are also FIV positive. 
Best Feature:  Billy is super sweet and has beautiful green eyes.

Favorite food:  Any wet food but he likes dry food too.  Really he just likes to eat.

Favorite past time:  Sleeping

Arch Enemy:  Dogs

Favorite color: Green

Favorite thing: His napping chair

Least favorite things:  Living outside

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Billy.  Please feel free to stop by and visit with him anytime!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Is your cat urinating outside of the litter box?

If your cat has recently started urinating outside of the litter box then it is always a good idea to schedule an exam to rule out any medical reasons.  Here is a link to additional information about house-soiling:

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Travel Tips

Now that the weather is improving many of us are heading out on trips with our pets.  Here is some information from OVMA to help you prepare for your journey: