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.
Every year on Independence Day many families experience pet emergencies. The celebration and festivities can cause several hazards to pets that can not only be distressing to them, but also harmful. Loud noises from exploding fireworks, unfamiliar guests, as well as fire hazards and holiday food can result in stress and injury to pets.
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.
A summer day is always better when spent with your favorite pup, but the sun can do some serious damage to your pet’s delicate skin. Just like humans, excessive exposure to the sun can lead to skin problems for dogs and cats, including cancer.