When your dog is part of the family, it’s natural to want him to join you on trips out of the house. But before you start taking your pooch everywhere you go, you need to prepare. Here’s what responsible dog owners do to keep their dogs safe and well-mannered in public. Know Where You Can’t [...]
Hart Road Animal Hospital http://www.hartroadanimalhospital.com/ 503-591-5282 Call us at 503-591-5282 today! Need an appointment? Let's PLAY! Pets have mastered the art of fun, haven't they? They make the whole world their playground, whether it's a ball, a new toy for chasing, or - let's get real - the empty box the toy came in. As their caregivers, [...]
Cats are the most commonly owned pet in the world, so of course they deserve a month devoted to their happiness! While cats may seem like they have it made in the kitty shade in terms of sheer numbers, they sometimes end up with the short end of the stick as pets. Thanks to longstanding myths portraying cats as independent pets requiring minimal care, our beloved kitties often don’t get everything they need in order to be truly happy cats. And a happy cat is an awesome pet!
Summer is here again! As you and your best animal buddy bask in the warm weather and enjoy summer activities, remember to keep safety in mind. Summer fun brings with it some potential dangers for your pet, like loud, frightening fireworks and overheating. We hope the information in this newsletter will help you keep your pet safe and comfortable this summer.
1) Talk to your veterinarian Your veterinarian is your best source of information about flea prevention and control for your pet. Be sure to talk about how to protect your pet and your home from a flea infestation. 2) Treat all the pets in your home Don’t wait until you see a flea to treat [...]
By Lauren M Smith DVM, Hart Road Animal Hospital Cats are the clear pet of choice, with many more owned cats than dogs. Yet, when it comes to a cat’s health, we don’t always treat them the same. Cats may be number one in a pet owner’s heart, but dogs seem to receive more consistent and regular [...]
If you are a fan of the popular Animal Planet show “My Cat From Hell” starring Jackson Galaxy you are familiar with the essence of “catification” of your human home. The concept is used to help resolve unacceptable behavior that cats have developed in response to a particular situation. This issue has also become more [...]
Veterinary care has become much more advanced now than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Pets are living longer and we are able to diagnose and treat many more diseases than ever before. With that advanced care comes higher costs. For example, surgery for a broken leg may cost up to 5,000 dollars depending on [...]
Tips on making it easier to get your cat to the vet Many cats are fearful of car rides and veterinary visits, which makes it harder for us to give them good medical care. It also makes it difficult for cat owners to decide to take their nervous cats to the veterinarian for routine care [...]
Veterinarians anesthetize animals on a daily basis. At least once per week in any clinic, a pet owner expresses concern about anesthesia: Is it safe? Will my pet survive the procedure? Modern anesthesia is very safe. The risk of a pet dying under anesthesia is less than 1%. The rare patients that are lost under [...]