Happy National Pet Month, Gresham! 

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The Gresham Animal Hospital Team Offers Top-Notch Care For Your Pet 

Gresham locals, are you seeking out top-notch care for your furry family members? The team at Gresham Animal Hospital has been providing loving care to local pets for over 75 years! We’re eager to give your pet the top-notch care they deserve too, so don’t hesitate to visit Gresham Animal Hospital when your pet needs professional and reliable veterinary services in Gresham. 

Happy National Pet Month, Gresham Locals! 

Every May, our country celebrates national pet month. This month marks an opportunity to show how much you appreciate the presence of your faithful pet – be they furred, feathered, or finned! An estimated 80 million homes in the United States house a pet family member – and many families admit to having more than one pet!  

Pets undoubtedly enrich our lives with their presence. They also rely on us completely to take care of them – to give them walks, feed them properly, and to play with them. Remember not to take your family pets for granted this National Pet Month. 

When Was The Last Time Your Pet Saw The Vet? 

Much like people need to have regular check-ups with their doctors, your pet needs to see their vet every so often so your vet can monitor their health. When was the last time your pet saw a vet? Do you know how often your cat, dog, or other pet needs to see a vet? Here’s an easy guide! 

Puppies And Kittens 

When your puppy or kitten is very young, they’ll need to see a vet every 3 to 4 weeks – at least until they’re 16 weeks old. This is a time when they receive important vaccines to keep them healthy! 

Adult Cats And Dogs 

Cats And Dogs aged 1 year to 7 or 10 years (depending on pet type and breed) will need to see the veterinarian once a year. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss any potential issues with you. Yearly vet check-ups are also when your veterinarian will check for heartworms, etc. 

Senior Cats And Dogs 

If your dog or cat is 7-10 years or older, they’re considered a senior pet. Much like people as we age, senior pets are more prone to health issues. That’s why it’s important for senior pets to see the veterinarian not just once a year, but twice a year. 

Check With Your Vet If You’re Unsure 

If you have another type of pet or want to know the best veterinarian check-up schedule for your pet, just check in with your vet! They’ll let you know when you should bring your pet in for a veterinarian check-up! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

Does Your Pet Have Heartworms?

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Gresham Animal Hospital Is Here To Care For Your Pet! 

The team at Gresham Animal Hospital considers it an honor to care for local Gresham pets. When you entrust us with your furry friend, we’ll do everything we can to provide the top-notch care that they deserve! When you need reliable, professional veterinary services in Gresham, don’t hesitate to contact Gresham Animal Hospital

Do You Know If Your Pet Has Heartworms? 

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, so we’d like to take this opportunity to educate Gresham locals about this common pet disease. Heartworms are a parasite that can be found in many pets but are most typically found in dogs, cats, and ferrets. Heartworm disease is spread to pets through mosquito bites as the mosquito acts as an intermediate host for the parasite. Heartworm disease is serious and can cause heart failure, lung disease, or even death. 

What Are Symptoms Of Heartworm Disease? 

The following are signs that your pet may have heartworms. 

  • Increased breathing rate 
  • Chronic cough 
  • Not wanting to exercise intolerance 
  • A decrease in appetite 
  • Lethargy 
  • Abdominal distension. 
  • Heart murmur 

Early Detection Leads To Better Recovery 

The earlier we can detect heartworms in a pet, the easier recovery will be for that pet.  
Early on, your pet might not show the symptoms mentioned above. However, we can test your pets for heartworms with a small blood sample. If your pet tests positive, we can recommend treatments from that point on. 

How Can I Prevent Heartworms In My Pet? 

Heartworm prevention is easier than you might think. Monthly chewable or topical medications are available. It’s most important to use these medications when mosquitoes are active. You can also avoid bringing your pets outside during the times of day when mosquitoes are most active. Remember, even if your pet is an inside pet they can be vulnerable to heartworms! Mosquitoes can easily get inside and infect your pet. 

Bring Your Pet In For Check-Ups 

During regular check-ups with your pet’s veterinarian, the Gresham Animal Hospital team can test for heartworms as well as other types of diseases. We’re eager to keep your pet happy and healthy by providing top-notch veterinary care in Gresham. 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

Take A Walk With Your Pet 

Gresham Families Trust The Gresham Animal Hospital Team 

Here at Gresham Animal Hospital, we understand how important your pet is to you. Gresham families view their pets not just as pets, but as full-fledged members of the family – and wouldn’t you want the best possible care for your family when they need it? The Gresham Animal Hospital team offers Gresham families the high-quality veterinary services they need. 

Happy Take A Walk In A Park Day From The Gresham Animal Hospital Team 

At the end of this month comes a day that the Gresham Animal Hospital team would like to encourage Gresham pet owners to take part in. Take A Walk In A Park Day occurs on March 30th this year.  

What Is Take A Walk In A Park Day? 

Take A Walk In A Park Day was proposed as a way to encourage people to get in touch with nature. We’re all aware that taking walks can do wonders for our health – and it’s also proven that being close to nature is good for our physical health and our mental health. Walking in a park is a great way to de-stress, keep fit, and improve your mood. 

Take Your Dog Out For A Walk 

Of course – taking a walk in the park isn’t good just for your health. Taking regular walks is good for your dog, too! 

What Does Walking Do For Dogs? 

Much like for people, a good walk can help maintain good physical and mental health for your dog. Here are just a few benefits your dog experiences from getting regular walks: 

  • Improved cardiovascular health 
  • Low blood pressure 
  • Stronger muscles 
  • Stronger bones 
  • Less stress 

Taking walks also prevents pet obesity, which is associated with other health risks such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, and diabetes. 

How Often Should I Walk My Dog? 

Most dogs should be walked at least once a day. If you have a very energetic dog, though, you may want to walk them multiple times a day. How long your walks should be will depend on a few different factors, including your dog’s breed, age, and fitness. Determine what works best for you both! 

Don’t Forget To Bring Your Dog To Gresham Animal Hospital 

When it’s time for a veterinary check-up – don’t hesitate to come by Gresham Animal Hospital. We’re eager to keep your pets happy and healthy! 

Bring Your Pet To Gresham Animal Hospital For Dental Care 

Of course, when your pet needs professional dental care, you can rely on the Gresham Animal Hospital team. We’re eager to help keep your pet happy and healthy! If you need pet dental care, or even just a routine check-up for your pet, be sure to book an appointment. 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

Look After Your Pet’s Dental Health 

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The Gresham Animal Hospital Team Loves Your Pets Like Our Own 

Gresham families, do you feel as though your pet is more than just a pet? Is your pet an important and well-loved part of your family? Do you want to ensure that your pet received top-notch care here in Gresham? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Gresham Animal Hospital when your pet needs high-quality veterinary services. The Gresham Animal Hospital team is dedicated to bringing Gresham all the best in veterinary services. 

February Is Pet Dental Health Month 

Here at Gresham Animal Hospital, we’re eager to help Gresham pet owners help their pets live long, happy, healthy lives. One thing you may not know is that your pet needs you to look after their dental health in addition to their general health. 

Bad Breath Is Not Normal For Your Pets 

You may have come to expect your dog or cat’s breath to have a certain odor to it. However, just like with humans, your pet’s bad breath can be an indicator of other serious dental health issues. In fact, bad breath can be a sign of tooth or gum disease for your cat or dog. 

How To Take Care Of Your Pet’s Dental Health At Home 

So, what’s the best way to take care of your pet’s dental health? Believe it or not, the answer is right in front of you. You should brush your pet’s teeth! That’s right – just like humans, pets can benefit greatly from having their teeth brushed. You should brush your pet’s teeth two to three times daily.  

How Should I Brush My Pet’s Teeth? 

Brushing your pet’s teeth is much easier when you start early. You can gently lift their lips to expose their teeth, then use a rubber finger brush covered in some meaty or sticky treat. This will get them accustomed to the feeling of brushing. Once they are accustomed to the feeling, you can switch the treat for toothpaste. Be sure you have a pet-specific toothpaste for your dog or cat. 

If you find that your pet is very averse to having their teeth brushed, or if your schedule doesn’t allow for regular brushing, we recommend using veterinary-recommended dental chews to help keep their teeth happy. When you can manage actually brushing their teeth, of course, this is the best option. 

Bring Your Pet To Gresham Animal Hospital For Dental Care 

Of course, when your pet needs professional dental care, you can rely on the Gresham Animal Hospital team. We’re eager to help keep your pet happy and healthy! If you need pet dental care, or even just a routine check-up for your pet, be sure to book an appointment. 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

Keep Your Dog Active This Winter 

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The Gresham Animal Hospital Team Is Here For Gresham Pet Lovers 

When you have a beloved pet in your family, you of course want to make sure that pet gets the best possible veterinary care. That’s why the Gresham Animal Hospital team is so dedicated to offering top-notch veterinary services right here in Gresham! When your pet needs a routine check-up or something more specific taken care of, be sure to visit Gresham Animal Hospital

Keep Your Dog Active – Even In The Cold Winter Months 

Happy New Year, Gresham pet lovers! The Gresham Animal Hospital team looks forward to a whole new year of helping Gresham locals take care of their pets. Speaking of which – are you making sure to keep your dog active this winter? 

January Is National Walk Your Dog Month 

We know that it can be harder to stay motivated to keep active with your dogs during the cold winter months. However, it’s important that your dog gets the exercise they need all year round. That’s why January is National Walk Your Dog Month. National Walk Your Dog Month has been observed since 2017 when a clinical study released by The Association of Pet Obesity Prevention showed that about 56% of dogs in the U.S. are obese.  

Take Pet Obesity Issues Seriously 

You may ask yourself – is pet obesity really such a big problem? The truth is, however, that it can lead to other health issues, including arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disease, certain forms of cancer, and a generally decreased life expectancy for your pet.  

Make the effort all year long to keep your pet active. Regular walks will help keep your dog healthy – and keep you healthy as well! 

Take Extra Care When Walking Your Dog During The Cold, Wet Winter Months 

When walking your dog in the winter, remember that you may need to wipe them down when you come back home. Wiping their paws can clean away dangerous substances they might have walked through, like de-icers and antifreeze. You can also wipe down their fur to ensure they’re not too wet and cold after a walk outside. 

Keep All Your Pets Healthy And Active 

Of course – this advice isn’t just for dogs, either! No matter the type of pet you have, be sure to give them proper exercise throughout the year. And when you’re ready, stop by Gresham Animal Hospital for routine veterinary check-ups! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe This Winter 

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Gresham Animal Hospital Offers Top-Notch Care For Gresham Pets 

The team at Gresham Animal Hospital knows that Gresham families are eager to make sure their pets have the best care possible. That’s why for all your veterinary care needs, you should visit Gresham Animal Hospital. We offer professional and reliable veterinary services for pets in the Gresham area – so visit us when your pet needs vet care! 

Remember To Keep Your Pet Safe This Winter 

Winter can be a hard time for pets – which is why pet owners should be all the more careful to make sure your furry loved one is safe this winter season! Below are some tips to help keep your pet healthy and safe over the winter. 

Know Their Limits 

Depending on your pet’s age, size, and fur length, they may be more or less susceptible to the cold than other pets. Adjust time spent outside as necessary, and give your pets a sweater or coat if they need it. 

Check Before Driving Off 

Cats tend to shelter in the wheel wells of cars to keep warm. Be sure to check for any cats under the wheel wells or under the car before you drive away so they don’t get hurt. 

Wipe Paws Clean 

When you take your dog walking in the winter, their paws can pick up all sorts of nasty things – including antifreeze and de-icers. Wipe their paws cleans to prevent them from licking these dangerous substances off their paws. While you’re at it, check their paws for injuries such as cracks or any bleeding. 

Wipe Fur Dry 

Pets might be damp when coming in from outside, so be sure to wipe them dry so they can warm up quickly. 

Keep The Leash On 

The last thing you want is for your pet to get lost out in the winter cold. Keep them leashed and make sure their collars have the most up-to-date contact info. For extra safety, consider getting your pets microchipped. 

Let Pets Stay At Home 

Much like hot cars in the summer can be dangerous for your pets, cold cars are dangerous too. Don’t take your pets on unnecessary trips, especially if you plan to leave them in your car. Let them stay home instead. 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today 

Have Your Pets Had Their Annual Check-Up? 

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Book An Appointment With Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Pet Care! 

Gresham locals, do you have a fluffy, four-legged family member you want to make sure stays happy and healthy? Then be sure to visit Gresham Animal Hospital for all your veterinary care needs. We’re proud to offer top-notch veterinary services to the pet lovers of Gresham. When you visit Gresham Animal Hospital, you can rest easy knowing that your pet is in good hands. 

Remember – Don’t Feed Your Pet Scraps From Your Dinner! 

Thanksgiving Day is coming up soon, which for many Gresham locals will mean enjoying a big meal with loved ones. The Gresham Animal Hospital team, however, would like to remind Gresham locals not to feed their pets scraps from the table. Of course, your pet shouldn’t have scraps any other day, either, but we know it can be especially tempting to give them a treat during Thanksgiving. 

Many human foods are outright toxic to our pets, and others can make them sick, even if it’s not fatally sick. If you want to give your pets a special treat on the holiday, choose pet-specific treats instead! 

Has Your Pet Had Their Yearly Check-Up? 

We’d also like to remind Gresham locals to bring their pets in for their annual check-ups. As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to make sure you’ve checked off your seasonal and yearly tasks. Adult cats and dogs (aged 1-10 years, depending on the breed) should see a vet once a year for a full head-to-tail check-up! This allows your vet to check for any developing health issues and also issue booster shots for certain diseases, such as distemper-parvo and rabies. 

Is your pet a little bit older? Senior pets, aged 7-10 years and up, should see a vet more often. If you have a senior cat or dog, take them in to see the vet twice yearly instead of just once a year. 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

October Is Adopt-A-Dog Month 

Gresham Animal Hospital Offers Top-Notch Veterinary Care In Gresham 

The staff at Gresham Animal Hospital knows how important it is for Gresham locals to make sure their furry family members are well taken care of. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering top-notch veterinary services! Whether you need something in particular checked out or your pet just needs a routine check-up, we’ve got you covered. The Gresham Animal Hospital team is here to help keep your pet happy and healthy! 

Happy October – Happy Adopt-A-Dog Month 

October has arrived at long last, and we know that many of you are looking forward to seasonally appropriate celebrations and other pass times. Here at Gresham Animal Hospital, though, we ask that you consider over this month giving a dog a much-needed home. 

Are you ready to provide companionship for an animal in need and receive companionship in return? Do you want to potentially save an animal by giving them their forever home? Consider adopting a dog! October is, as recognized by both the American Humane Association (AHA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), national Adopt-A-Dog month. In particular, the ASPCA encourages people to adopt dogs from shelters. 

Shelters routinely struggle with overpopulation issues. They simply can’t house all of the stray dogs they come across. With their limited funding, they can also only afford to take care of so many strays. As many as 20% of shelter dogs get euthanized because of these issues. If you choose to adopt a shelter dog you are, in a very real way, saving a life. You’re helping to fight overpopulation and you’ll gain and companion who you will cherish for years and years to come. 

Spread The Word About Adopt-A-Dog Month 

Even if you yourself cannot provide a home for a shelter dog, we urge Gresham locals to spread the word about Adopt-A-Dog Month. The more people know about the issues dogs in shelters face, the more chance those dogs will find their forever homes. 

Another way to save local shelter dogs and other animals is to donate to your local shelters. Check in with shelters in your area, find out what they need and if they are taking donations. You could make a real difference by donating to a Gresham shelter today! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

Happy Service Dog Awareness Month 

Gresham Animal Provides Top-Notch Care For Your Pets In Gresham 

Gresham locals – do you have a cat, dog, or other beloved pet that you want to make sure receives the best in veterinary services? Then turn to Gresham Animal Hospital for all your veterinary needs. Our team is dedicated to keeping Gresham pets happy and healthy. Pet lovers in Gresham know that Gresham Animal Hospital is a name they can trust when they need top-notch care for furry family members. 

Happy National Service Dog Awareness Month From The Gresham Animal Hospital Team 

Did you know that September is National Service Dog Awareness Month? It’s true! This awareness month was established in 2008 by Dick Van Patten – an actor and an animal advocate. Originally, Patten started this event as a fundraising event for guide dogs and service dogs. Today, what was once a fundraiser has become a month-long celebration. Once called National Guide Dog Awareness Month, this celebration has since expanded to recognize not only guide dogs but all service dogs. 

Service Dogs Serve Important Purposes For People With Disabilities 

The tasks a service dog can perform will vary depending on the needs of their person. Service dogs can be trained to do all of the following: 

  • Retrieve objects 
  • Help with balance 
  • Give seizure alerts 
  • Give diabetic alerts 
  • Assist those with PTSD 
  • and much more! 

Service dogs are crucial to help those with certain disabilities to live lives that are safer and more comfortable. It is important to remember when seeing service dogs in public that, much like any person with a job, they are working. Their job is to stay alert and help their human. Don’t distract the dog by reaching to pet it or otherwise trying to get their attention.  

Bring Your Service Dogs By Gresham Animal Hospital 

The team at Gresham Animal Hospital offers top-notch service to all pets in the Gresham area, including service dogs. After all, service dogs are best able to do the work they were trained to do when they are happy and healthy. We’re eager to help Gresham locals with service dogs make sure they receive the best care possible. Visit us soon! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today. 

National Pet Immunization Awareness Month 

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Gresham Animal Provides Keeps Your Pets Happy And Healthy 

Much like people, pets need to have regular medical care and check-ups to keep them in top-notch health. Here at Gresham Animal Hospital, we know how much Gresham locals value keeping their furry family members healthy and happy. We are proud to dedicate ourselves to offering only the best in veterinary services in the Gresham area! Trust Gresham Animal Hospital when you need top-notch care for your pet. 

Happy Pet Immunization Awareness Month! 

Did you know that August is Pet Immunization Awareness Month? It’s true! Vaccinations save lives every day – and they make it possible to enjoy the company of our furry friends for longer. Any Gresham pet lover would be eternally grateful for the opportunity to make more and more happy memories with their beloved pets – and it’s pet immunization that makes this possible! 

Pet Vaccinations Make It Safer For Us To Love Our Pets 

Not only do vaccinations extend pets’ lives by protecting them from deadly diseases such as distemper and parvovirus, but they also make it safe for us to be close with our pets. After all, without vaccinations, your cat or dog could be carrying dangerous diseases such as rabies or leptospirosis without you even knowing! 

What Vaccinations Do My Pets Need? 

Wondering what vaccinations you need to make sure your pet has? Here are a few important vaccinations for dogs and cats. 

Core Vaccinations For Dogs 

  • Parvovirus 
  • Distemper 
  • Canine hepatitis 
  • Rabies 

Core Vaccinations For Cats 

  • Feline panleukopenia (often called Feline distemper) 
  • Feline calicivirus 
  • Feline herpesvirus type I 
  • Rabies 

Non-Core Vaccinations For Dogs 

  • Bordetella 
  • Borrelia (causes Lyme disease) 
  • Leptospirosis 

Non-Core Vaccinations For Cats 

  • Leukemia virus 
  • Bordetella 
  • Chlamydophila/feline chlamydia 
  • FIV 

Recognize a vaccination that your pet needs? Book an appointment with Gresham Animal Hospital today! We’re eager to help your pets live long, happy, healthy lives! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.