Dog nail care

Dogs nails are much like ours. When they get to be too long, they can hamper the simplest of tasks. Your dog feels the same way about having long toe nails. Know before you trim A simple tip for knowing when your dog’s nails are too long, is when you can hear them. If you

Mushroom Poisonings in Central Oregon

Starting in May each year Bend veterinarians begin to see emergency cases of toxic mushroom ingestions most commonly by canine patients.  Toxic mushrooms are classified into four categories ( A, B, C, and D)  Category A mushrooms typically cause cellular damage especially in the liver and kidneys. Category B and C typically demonstrate neurological signs, and Category

What you Need to Know about Salmon Poisoning

    A seasonal hazard to our canine friends known only to the great Northwest of the United States is Salmon poisoning.  Ingestion of raw salmon, steelhead, or any other anadromous fish (fish that swim upstream to breed) can contain a parasite known as Nanophyetus Samincola.   If this parasite contains the rickettsial organism known as Neorickettsia

What NOT to feed to your dog!

Chocolate. One of our favorite foods, it is sadly quite toxic to our four-legged friends. The man toxic components are caffeine and theobromine, which are not metabolized and detoxified efficiently by the canine liver and kidneys. Depending on the dose consumed and the weight of the dog, chocolate can cause an extremely high heart rate,