When it comes to the health of our pets, nothing is more important than an educated owner. Together, we can utilize the experience and expertise of veterinarians and experts in animal health and nutrition to learn what our pets need to be happy and healthy. Our goal is to explore topics that matter to pet owners and provide you with the information and tools you need.
The first topic we will cover will be pet nutrition. Let me make two important points right from the start: one, this can be a very controversial topic, so don’t shoot the messenger and two, we do not sell the pet food I will be discussing so I have nothing financial to gain by writing this article.
Every day we get questions from clients about fleas and the two most common phrases we hear are:
“My pet has never had fleas before” or “This is the worst flea season ever”
The reality is you may not have noticed fleas on your pet before and the fact that our winters may not be as cold now as in previous years enable that tough little flea to survive almost year round in America.
With the recent legalization of marijuana use in Oregon, situations and questions have arisen about marijuana exposure and use in dogs & cats. This is a broad, gray area of medicine that isn’t fully understood. Cannabis sativa is the plant where both marijuana and hemp come from. Hemp and marijuana both contain two major cannabinoids, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).