Monthly Archives: May, 2018

Parasites and Your Pet’s Health

  Fleas There are many ways which our pets are affected by fleas, but the biggest impact is on their comfort. Since fleas crawl around on the skin and feed on the blood of our animals, they create an itchy sensation. For animals that have flea allergies, a reaction to a protein in the saliva […]

Why Testing for Heartworm in Spring is a Good Idea

Why do we recommend testing for heartworm in the spring? Heartworm disease, although not currently common in Portland, is a deadly disease found in southern Oregon and other parts of the country that people are likely to travel to with their dogs. The adult heartworms that take up residence in the blood vessels of the […]