Take 10 With Your Furry Friend
If you’re working from home, sheltering in place or self-isolating, you’re no doubt spending more time with your pets. We can help you can keep them healthy and happy until their next office visit with these 10 pet-care tips, many of which take just 10 minutes. Keep your pet’s coat clean…Read moreread more
Blue-Green Algae Advisory: When in Doubt, Stay Out!
A combination of low water levels and high temperatures has caused blue-green algae blooms to develop in some bodies of water in our region. Blue-green algae is dangerous because the toxins released by these blooms can cause liver and kidney failure in dogs. We urge you to stay alert this summer as…Read moreread more
Canine Influenza: Several Cases Confirmed in Portland
An Excerpt from the PVMA Newsletter & PSA From Your NWNVH Staff On Friday June 21st, the Oregon Humane Society reported that three dogs in their care tested positive for H3N2 Canine Influenza. These dogs were part of a larger second-chance transfer from a shelter in Oakland, CA and no one was aware…Read moreread more
Are Grain-Free Diets Causing Heart Disease?
If you feed your pet a grain-free diet, home-cooked meals or food with exotic and atypical ingredients, it may be time to reconsider. Veterinary cardiologists, nutritionists, and the FDA are currently investigating a possible link between these types of diets and the development of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. DCM can…Read moreread more
Now is the Time For Your Pet’s Dental Cleaning!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Dental month was started to remind pet owners how important it is to keep our pets’ teeth clean and healthy. Periodontal disease affects over 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats by age three. Not only does it cause pain and…Read moreread more
Its the Giving Season!
We are kicking off our annual food and clothing drive to support Friendly House Senior Services. Beginning Saturday, December 1st, your donations (combined with our matching amounts) allow local senior citizens who are living on extremely limited budgets to keep and care for their pets. Often, these animals are the only family…Read moreread more
Team Member of the Year!
Congratulations to Jan Latshaw for receiving the "PVMA Veterinary Team Member of the Year" award! This award recognizes a veterinary team member that has shown exceptional leadership and dedication in their practice and community. Jan was nominated by Dr. Scott Shuler, who states: "Throughout her 10 years as the practice…Read moreread more
Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips
Don’t give in to persuasive purrs and puppy dog eyes this Thanksgiving! Many of the holiday treats we love to eat can cause health problems for our pets. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving: Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. When pets…Read moreread more
Tricks for Keeping Your Pet Safe on Halloween
Halloween is a fun and tasty time for people, but many things associated with the holiday can put your pets’ health at risk. Here are a few important tips to make sure your pets stay healthy and happy: Xylitol (a sweetener often found in some types of sugar-free peanut butter,…Read moreread more
September 28th is World Rabies Day
Chances are you don’t think about rabies much—after all, most dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated and because of that, the disease is not as common or widespread as it once was. However, rabies is still very much a danger for pets and people and as deadly as…Read moreread more