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Dog Health Care

Leptospirosis on the Oregon Coast
There has been an increase in Leptospirosis (Lepto) infections in sea lions and other marine wildlife along our Oregon Coast recently.
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Canine Obesity
Article presents a summary of the problems associated with canine obesity. These problems include cancer, arthritis, pain, diabetes, and skin disease.
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Feeding Bones to your Dog is Risky and Dangerous
At the clinic, I often get asked about the appropriateness of feeding bones to dogs. For multiple reasons, I am strongly opposed to feeding bones to dogs. The risks of injury and illness from feeding bones to dogs far outweigh any potential benefits.
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Salmon Poisoning on the Oregon Coast
Salmon poisoning, also known as Salmon Poisoning Disease, is seen in dogs of all ages and primarily occurs in the northern Pacific portion of the U.S.
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Summer is the season for Foxtails
Summer is the time of year to be on the lookout for foxtails and other grass-like plants that can cause problems for our canine companions. Please read to learn more.
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How to Deal with Biting Puppies
Is your puppy biting your hands, your legs, your clothes and your shoes? Does your dog start mouthing and biting during play? Learn how to stop nipping in puppies.
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Hookworms and Dogs
The hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense) is one of the classical internal parasites of puppies
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Canine Influenza in Oregon
Canine Influenza, or the Canine Flu, has been confirmed in two dogs in an animal shelter in the Salem, Oregon area. Read this article to learn more. March 2013.
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Canine Pancreatitis

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Benefits of Exercising with your Dog
We all know that exercise is important to our well being and health. This is also the case for our pets. Not only can exercise benefit our canine companions physically, but it also most certainly improves their behavior and mental health.
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Anticoagulant Rodenticide Poisoning in Dogs
The use of rodenticide poisons increases quite a bit during the fall. The cooler temperatures of the changing season send mice and rats looking for warmer temperatures indoors. These rodents can pose quite a problem, as they damage homes and introduce potential diseases. Many people will use toxic bait-style poisons to deal with these pests. If they absolutely must be used, these toxins need to be utilized with extreme caution, as they are extremely poisonous to dogs and other pets.
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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CCDS) is a common disease that is often under recognized, because many people don’t know about it. Often the behavioral changes associated with CCDS are mistakenly accepted as normal age-related processes.
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Canine GDV and Bloat
Canine stomach bloat and stomach twisting are serious and life-threatening disorders that can occur suddenly. It is important to know about these conditions, as quick attention and actions are needed to resolve the problem and save your dog’s life.
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Dogs and Arthritis
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in our canine companions. Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation within one or more joints. The most common form of arthritis that we encounter in veterinary medicine is osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, that is a result of trauma, genetics, or age.
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Dental Disease Discussion
This month I am writing about dental disease and periodontal disease in dogs. Lately at the clinic, we have seen some rather severe cases of periodontal disease; the gingivitis and tooth decay in some of these situations was bad enough to affect our patient’s quality of life. Dental disease and periodontal disease are the most common clinical conditions occurring in adult dogs and cats, and are entirely preventable.
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The Top 10 Most Frequent Dog Toxins
As the new year arrives, I would like to inform you about some of the 10 most common toxins that our canine companions encounter. This is list that is generated each year by the veterinarians and toxicology experts at the Pet Poinson Helpline (www.petpoisonhelpline.com). Knowing this list and taking precautions to avoid exposure to these various toxins could prevent injury to you pet and potentially save his/her life.
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Food Allergies in Dogs: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge
Canine allergies typically fall into three general categories: flea allergy, environmental allergies (atopy), and food allergies. In general, allergies in dogs can be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to owners and veterinarians. Food allergies, in particular, are an extremely frustrating and irritating health problem for dogs and their people.
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Voted Best Vet in Lincoln County! Thank you Lincoln County!!
For the FOURTH year in a row (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017), Grove Veterinary Clinic has been selected the Best Veterinarian in Lincoln County through the News Times Readers' Choice Awards.
We also been selected Best Veterinarian in Lincoln County for the 9th time by KCUP Radio's Best of the Best Awards Program!!
Thank you for everyone's support! It means so much to us. Thank you.
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Cat Health Care

Feline Dementia, A Cognitive Dysfunction
If you own an older cat, you may notice changes in your cat's behavior. One condition that tends to get overlooked is cognitive dysfunction syndrome, feline dementia.
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Feline Leukemia and Cats
This article features basic information about the Feline Leukemia Virus. All new cats and kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia virus.
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Feline Acromegaly: A Syndrome Review
Feline Acromegaly: A Review of the Syndrome
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General Pet Health Care

Dental and Periodontal Disease
It is estimated that approximately 85% of our canine companions have some evidence of dental disease and periodontal disease by the early age of three years.
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Holiday Hazards for your Pets
The hustle and bustle and fun of the holiday season is here. As you prepare and decorate for the holidays, here are some basic tips and suggestions.
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Holiday Pet Hazards
The hustle and bustle and fun of the holiday season is here. Here are some basic tips and suggestions to keep in mind that will keep your furry family members healthy.
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Local Pet-Friendly Business Directory
This is a useful listing of pet-friendly and pet-oriented businesses in our area. Find groomers, pet boutiques, pet-friendly restaurants, food dealers, boarding, daycares, etc.
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AAHA Accreditation
Grove Veterinary Clinic has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association since 1980.
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