Author: Gresham Animal Hospital

6 Pet Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

November is a pet awareness month for Adopting Senior Pets, National Senior Pet Awareness, Pet Cancer Awareness, and Pet Diabetes Awareness. We also have six pet holidays this month; National Cook for you pets Day, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day, National Black Cat Day, National Take A Hike Day, and […]

How To Detect And Prevent Heatstroke In Pets (For Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits And Even Bearded Dragons)

August can be the hottest month in the Willamette Valley. This year is looking to bring us just that. The biggest cause for concern in August is heatstroke, the technical term is hyperthermia. There is a lot of information on the prevention and detection of heatstroke in dogs, cats, and birds, but we wanted to […]

5 Tips Pet Owners May Forget When Prepping A Pet For July 4th

Whether you are hosting a party on the Fourth of July, going to one, or staying in and enjoying the holiday on the couch, you will want to make sure your pet is prepped for the Independence Day celebration and all that it entails. The busiest day of the entire year for local animal shelters […]

3 Plants Your Dog And Cat Should Avoid

It’s springtime and the plants and trees in your neighborhood are blooming with new flowers. The beauty of the blossoms and the scent may attract your dogs and cats, but for a few of them beware. We don’t want to be alarmists. For the most part, your furry friend knows what to avoid or quickly […]

What is Happening in Your Pet’s Brain When They See You

First, any pet owner knows that your furry (or feathered) family member recognizes you and the rest of the household. There is, however, some difference as to how your pet may greet you when you first come home. If you are a cat owner, you may get different shades of aloofness. Birds can be the […]

Spay and Neuter: Fixing What is Not Broken

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Spay and neuter is the #1 way to end pet homelessness before it begins. The reason why awareness starts in February is to encourage owners to sterilize their pets before the spring and summer months when there is a rampant overproduction of puppies and kittens. With overproduction, animal shelters experience […]

Top Pet Trends for 2019

Make 2019 all about smart choices for not just yourself, but also your beloved pets. Aside from the same old annual resolutions—eat better, exercise out more often, work less (or more—depending on your priorities, etc.)—make 2019 the year that you and your pets live your absolute best lives. Now, that is not to say you […]

5 Feline-Friendly Ways to Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

If you have had your cat(s) for a while, you may have already found your own solutions for keeping both your tree and your cat safe from the hazards of frolic and play. New owners, however, may find out that bringing home a Christmas tree (or any plant during the year) is considered fair game […]

No Thanksgiving Bones for Fido. Why Most Bones are Bad.

Many dog owners know that bones, especially cooked turkey bones, can be bad for dogs. This doesn’t stop the number of increased vet visits during the holidays for bone-related injuries. There could be many factors why owners are still giving dog bones as a treat, after all, giving a dog a bone is a cliché. […]