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“Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Herbs, Oh My!”

Cats and dogs can develop digestive upset that is unpleasant for the pet and their caretaker. Colitis, gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disease, bloating, flatulence, and constipation can be common signs of gastrointestinal problems in pets. Luckily, many natural products can heal the intestinal lining, ease symptoms, and prevent symptoms from recurring when used in conjunction with […]

Fireworks Anxiety

The 4th of July holiday is quickly approaching and some of our pets may need a little extra help to get through the added stress of this time of year! If your pet usually needs some calming TLC, or a possible prescription, please help us to serve you by calling well ahead of time for […]

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 […]

Information regarding Canine Influenza Virus

There is much concern about Canine Influenza and it’s expected arrival in Portland. We invite you to read more about this infectious disease at the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association website: The important things to know are: Practically speaking, if your dog stays at home and rarely contacts other dogs, its risk of contracting the [&hell...

Happy Chinese New Year!

A big welcome to 2018, the Year of the Dog! We’d like to extend our gratitude to Jen Van Sickle, who has created a beautiful new piece of original artwork for us each year, for the past 4 years. Best Wishes to all of you, The staff of Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic

Dental Home Care

  Easy first steps to help you with brushing your pet’s teeth: Place a small amount of pet toothpaste on your finger or on the toothbrush and allow your pet to lick it as a treat. You can also gently introduce a finger into their mouth with the toothpaste and rub the gums. Give them […]

Frequently Asked Questions re: Veterinary Dentistry

How do I know if my pet needs a dental cleaning? This decision is best made in consultation with one of our veterinarians. They will perform a thorough awake examination to look for signs of calculus build-up, gingivitis, periodontal disease, fractures and tooth resorption (explained below). This allows for us to get a general idea […]

Happy New Year!

With the beginning of the new year, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful 2018. We are grateful for our role in keeping your four-legged family members healthy and happy, and look forward to seeing you in the year to come. Best Wishes, The Staff of Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic

Welcoming Dr. Sammons

We’d like to formally welcome Dr. Sara Sammons, who joined the Two Rivers team in September. We encourage you to read her website biography and schedule an appointment with her; she’s a wonderful addition to the Two Rivers family! Click here for full bio…