Every year, we meet thousands of animals – companion pets, stray animals and wildlife – who need help. Whether it’s serious injuries or life-threatening illnesses, DoveLewis is committed to providing the best medical care possible, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Find out how community support makes a difference.
As Portland continues to grow “up” with the addition of numerous high-rise apartment buildings, local pets are at a greater risk of suffering from high-rise syndrome, especially during the hotter days of summer. High-rise syndrome commonly refers to cats and dogs falling from a two-story surface or higher.
It’s a beautiful day and you’re out playing fetch with your dog at the park. Suddenly, your furry friend snags a chain link on a nearby fence enclosure and returns with an open bleeding wound. What do you do next? Seeking veterinary care is a must. But having some basic knowledge of wound-bandaging can prevent further bleeding, provide protection and prevent infection until you can see the vet.
With new tick-borne diseases on the rise across the country, tick prevention should be on the forefront of every pet owner’s mind. DoveLewis doctors urge pet owners to use tick control medication and regularly check dogs and outdoor cats for ticks.