Before you put any presents below the Christmas tree, do your pet a favor – learn about the common holiday dangers that are poisonous to dogs and cats. Certain holiday dangers pose threats to pets, including certain foods, plants, home ornaments, and decorations.
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As winter approaches, we want to make sure our four-legged friends are safe from the elements. After all, people can bundle up, but our pets can't add extra layers on a whim. During the winter a change of sun exposure and sunlight will affect your pet's hair growth, and stimulate a thicker coat. This adds some protection during the cold seasons, but for dog breeds with thin or short hair, cold weather poses a threat (e.g., greyhounds, Italian greyhounds, whippets and boxers). Keep in mind that underlying medical problems (like an underactive thyroid or "hypothyroidism," skin disease, cancer, immune-related diseases) or certain medications (e.g., heart medication, diuretics, and steroids) prevent your pet from having a normal metabolism and being able to thermoregulate appropriately.
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Click on the logo below to visit Animal Poison Control
Click on the logo below to learn about general pet health and frequently asked questions by pet owners.
Click on the logo below to go to animalplanet.com. A fun site for all animal lovers.
Click on the logo below to visit Trupanion. A great site for researching breeds before you adopt and more.
Click on the link below to learn about pet diseases and behavior information.
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We know having pets can be a big financial responsability. We have found these resources that help people with different payment options, plans, loans & ideas to help make having pets more affordable. There are also resources for animal food banks, low-income or government assistsance income animal care. Low-cost spaying and neutering is also available through some of these sights. Please check out any of the links below for different websites that will be able to offer you some different options on finding funds for your pets needs.
Red Rover has programs to aid in medical emergencies for your pets, grants to help domestic abuse pet owners get out of their situation without leaving their pet behind.
United Animal Nations at www.uan.org.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.aspca.org.
Humane Society of the United States at www.hsus.org.
Care Credit at www.carecredit.com. Apply for a veterinary line of credit and have results with in minutes!
Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP).Provides low-cost spaying and neutering for cats of people recieving government assistance.
FIDO has a food bank for cats & dogs in Clackamas, Oregon. They also offer Animeals which is a program for senior citizens that have meals delivered to their house to recieve pet food as well.
PAW Team (Portland Animal Welfare Team) provides basic veterinary care to homeless or low-income residents at monthly clinics.
Pixie Project provides spaying, neutering and basic veterinary careassistance for pets of low-income and homeless residents.
As in human medicine, we in the veterinary field have specialists and referral centers for our patients too. Our veterinarians, at Town and Country Animal Hospital, are well educated in all aspects of the veterinary field, which is an enormous task. For those occasions when our vets think a patient could benefit from specialized care, we rely on a number of different referral centers to help provide more detailed diagnostic work and treatment for our patients.
A collaboration like this ensures that your pet receives the ultimate care and the most up-to-date treatments. These hospitals are a crucial part of the veterinary field, without them we would not be able to provide the precise care required by very delicate or complex cases. If your pet is referred to one of these hospitals, we will continue to provide your pets regular veterinary care or aftercare as recommended by the specialist.
The veterinarians at our hospital regularly receive updates and full reports from these outside specialists to keep them informed of what is going on with your pet. Our doctors consult and brainstorm with the doctors from the referral centers to plan the most beneficial course of action.
Please schedule an examination with one of our veterinarians if you think your pet may need to see one of these highly recommended veterinary specialists and/or referral centers. You may click on the links next to the specialist or referral center to be taken to their website.
Veterinary Cancer Referral Center. When the diagnosis is cancer…the Veterinary Cancer Referral Center is there for you and your pet.
Visit Veterinary Cancer and Referral Center @www.pdxcancervet.com
Allergy & Dermatology Veterinary Referral Center provides diagnostics, treatment and care for a variety of skin & allergy conditions. Visit Allergy & Dermatology Veterinary Referral Center @ www.advrc.com
VDIC gives you advanced diagnostics and treatment options, like ultrasound and radioiodine (I-131) therapy, that can provide the answers you need to make important medical decisions for your pet.VisitVeterinary Diagnostic and Imaging Center (VDIC) @www.vdic.com
Animal Behavior Clinic. Board Certified Veterinary Behavioralist. Diagnosing and treating behavior problems of companion animals. Visit the Animal Behavior Clinic @www.animalbehaviorclinic.net
Veterinary Surgery & Orthopedics is a referral center specializing in advanced anesthesia and comprehensive pain management. Visit Veterinary Surgery & Orthopedics @www.vetsurgeryortho.com
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialist Animal Hospital is a refferal center and emergency hospital. Specialist referrals include internal medacine, oncology, neurology, opthalmology, surgery, imaging, emergency & critical care. Visit VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialist @
More than just a vet, Portland Oregon's Town and Country Animal Hospital is your animal's second family.