Pet Care Perspectives

Health care tips from our experienced veterinary specialists for your dog and cat.

 

COVID-19 and Your Pet

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW: There are 7 different types of coronaviruses. The CDC doesn’t believe this strain, COVID-19, can be transmitted to domestic animals. The virus originated from an animal source but is now being spread person-to-person. At present, infectious...

Holiday Hazards for Pets

The holidays are closing in quickly and for many, pets are part of the fun. However, this time of year can also be dangerous for our dogs and cats. The holidays are when we see an increase in emergency cases at MetroVet. To keep your pet out of the ER and to help...

Canine Influenza

Oregon Humane Society pauses dog adoptions after group exposed to dog flu.   In June, the Oregon Humane Society reported that three dogs in their care tested positive for Canine Influenza Virus.  These dogs were part of a larger “second-chance” transfer from a...

The Problem with Bones

Think twice before you give that shank to Rover! Some of the chew products responsible for broken teeth are nylon toys, cow hooves, bully sticks, pig ears, antlers, and large twisted/compressed rawhide chews. However, the  most common cause of fractured teeth in dogs...

Recognizing Heart Failure in Pets

Emergencies in our pets always strike when we least expect, so it’s best to be prepared, know how to recognize signs of an emergency, and know when to act fast. A common emergency seen by our urgent care service in dogs and cats is heart failure. Knowledgable pet...