With our new pet care app, you’ll earn rewards for being an awesome pet parent! We are excited to announce that as of June 1st we are moving over to the new Petlocity app to help manage all your pet care needs! This means that we will no longer be using PetDesk at our hospital. With Petlocity, you now have the opportunity to get rewarded for taking such good care of your furry family! With the Petlocity app, you can: Request appointments and medication refills with no phone call Access and share your pet’s records and info via text, email, or fax Set reminders for appointments, wellness care, and vaccinations Plus, with Petlocity’s pawsome rewards program, you’ll earn points for regular pet care activities like bringing your pet in for annual exams, routine dental care and diagnostics, and staying current on your pet’s vaccinations. You can then redeem these points for personal rewards like free pet treats and special discounts on future wellness services! Download the Petlocity app for Apple IOS and Android and start getting rewarded today! Getting started is easy! Simply download the new Petlocity app and enter your email on file with our hospital to register. If you are currently using the PetDesk app to manage your pet’s care, be sure to make the switch to Petlocity before June 30th! Have questions about the change or the new app? Give us a call at 503-446-2450.
Short answer: Probably not. The transmission of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, is primarily from person to person. That said, two domestic felines and several big cats at a zoo in New York have tested positive for the virus, and it is believed they were infected by their human caretakers. All the infected animals had a mild respiratory illness and are expected to recover. This past week, veterinarians were cleared to begin testing pets for coronavirus. However, that doesn’t mean that all pets should be tested. At this time, the only animals being tested are those who have symptoms consistent with the virus and who have had exposure or close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19, or exposure to a high-risk environment where an outbreak occurred. So what are the symptoms to watch for in your pet? General respiratory illness and diarrhea have been the most common signs, but unless your cat has been exposed to the virus in one of the ways above, it is not likely your pet has COVID-19. The most important thing to remember at this point is that while our knowledge of this virus is still evolving, there is little to no risk of animals transmitting the virus to people. If you or someone in your household has tested positive for the virus, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 503-446-2450 and we can have you talk with one of our veterinarians about testing for your pet.
Spring is primetime for pet allergies and did you know that, just like you, pets can have adverse reactions to the environment? Have you noticed your pet itching more as the weather warms? Maybe you’ve watched your best friend wheezing or suffering through a runny nose this time of year. Like humans, pets can be allergic to grass, dust, pollen, and other environmental allergens. Symptoms of allergies in pets are similar to ours and may include: · Coughing · Wheezing · Sneezing · Runny nose · Watery, itchy and/or red eyes · Itchy, flaky and/or red skin In certain cases, a few lifestyle changes might be all that’s required to help ease allergies in pets. Frequent baths can remove allergens from your pet’s coat and wiping his feet before he comes inside can keep him from tracking allergens indoors. You should also vacuum and dust your home regularly to keep it allergen-free. In many cases, though, your pet might require medication to help them cope with allergies. Like humans, we commonly rely on antihistamines and occasionally steroids if necessary. For chronic allergies, our team has also seen the proven effectiveness of an oral medication called Apoquel. Apoquel targets the small proteins that cause allergic itch and inflammation in dogs. It’s safe for canines 12 months and older. It’s also quick-acting, bringing relief to dogs in roughly four hours after ingestion, and can be used on an on-going basis with few side effects. If you think your pet might be suffering from allergies, call us at 503-446-2450. We’ll work together to make your pet comfortable and get them back to enjoying the great outdoors again!
Pests like fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms don’t care at all that a pandemic is ravaging the planet. And contrary to popular opinion, parasites aren’t just annoying. They can actually cause deadly illness in your pets and even harm human members of your family, too. It’s crucial that while we’re spending more time outdoors than ever that your pet be protected from pests like fleas, ticks, and heartworm. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many harmful conditions, including Lyme disease. Heartworm is another – and even graver – threat. Although not as common in the Portland area as other parts of the country, we still see instances of heartworm in our area. Mosquitos can transmit the deadly worms to pets through just one bite. As the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, but they also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, they can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced. While there is treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet. (There is no heartworm cure for cats.) At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we know how important it is to protect your pet from parasites of all kinds. That’s why we carry a wide array of preventatives in our clinic and our online pharmacy. Give us a call at 503-446-2450 or browse our online selection today!
Our Hospital is Open With Precautions in Place to Keep You & Your Pets Safe Updated March 30, 2020 With the rising threat of COVID-19 and recent mandates to restrict crowd interaction, we will continue with our temporary policy to restrict clients from gathering in our lobby. At this time, our hospital remains open and is operating under regular business hours, but with restrictions. We are still requiring that all pets be picked up at the curb for their appointments and client interactions with our staff will take place via telephone, email or curbside. Curbside Pick-Up For Appointments Please call us at 503-446-2450 when you arrive and a member of our team will meet you curbside to pick-up your pet and go through the check-in process. Our team will then take your pet inside for their scheduled appointment. We ask that all clients wait in their cars during their pet’s appointment (rare exceptions may be made, such as for patient euthanasia). Please be sure that all pets are on a leash or in a secure carrier. After transferring your pet to our team, Your Roseway veterinarian will perform a regular exam with your pet and call you with a treatment plan for any suggested services. You will have the opportunity to discuss treatment recommendations with your veterinarian over the phone before approving any services. We can take payment over the phone after your pet’s services are completed. We will contact you by phone to let you know your pet is ready for pick-up. Our staff will again meet you curbside to hand off your pet. Curbside Pick-Up of Food and Medications If your pet relies on medications or prescriptions diets, we recommend ensuring that you have enough supply to last through at least one month of a possible home quarantine situation. Please call us at 503-446-2450 to place an order from the hospital or order directly through our convenient online pharmacy. Note that it may take us up to a week to obtain large quantities of food or certain medications, so please plan ahead. We will have you pay over the phone and will bring your receipt and products directly to your car. […]
You’re probably aware that dogs can get cold-like viruses and bacterial infections and that it’s common practice to give them Bordetella vaccines to help prevent some of these illnesses. But did you know that there are two strains of canine influenza and that it’s just as important that your dog be vaccinated for those as well? Vaccinating your pooch against canine influenza is always a good idea, but it’s particularly important if you’re taking your best friend to daycare, pet stores, boarding or grooming facilities, or other doggy gathering places, especially indoor ones. If you notice dogs coughing in these spaces, consider leaving and coming back another time. The organisms causing diseases like Bordetella and canine flu are airborne, so it’s easy for dogs to pass them on. Even the cleanest kennels can’t always prevent an outbreak. Symptoms of canine flu include runny nose, fever, lack of energy and appetite, cough, and eye discharge. Many dogs infected with canine flu will be asymptomatic. In general, the condition is not life-threatening, but serious complications can occur (such as pneumonia), particularly in dogs with underlying health issues. At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we offer the bivalent flu vaccine, which protects against the two known virus influenza strains that impact dogs: H3N2 and H3N8. One shot, double immunity. In other words, a win-win. No one can prevent all cold and flu infections, but by being careful and considerate, we can reduce exposure. If you’d like to update your pet’s vaccines or have questions about canine colds and flu, get in touch with us at 503-446-2450.
National Poison Prevention Week, which was enacted by Congress in 1961, always occurs during the third week in March. This year it falls from March 15 to March 21st. So, what exactly is the purpose of National Poison Prevention Week? This specific week has been set aside to highlight awareness and prevention of poisoning, and what to do if any unfortunate scenarios occur. At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we use this week to remind our clients about the potential dangers their furry friends can encounter if they get poisoned by everyday household objects. Since pets are just naturally curious, it is extremely important to keep certain things away from paws’ reach. We encourage you to pay attention to: Living rooms. Poisonous things in these areas include certain plants, fragrance products, batteries, bags/purses (which can contain many toxic items) and more. Kitchens. There are many human foods that are poisonous to pets and should be kept away from them. Garbage cans should also be kept pet-proof, and alcoholic beverages need to be stored away from curious snouts. Bathrooms. All medications need to be stored away in cupboards and not on countertops. Bathroom cleaning products should also be tucked away, and always remember to close toilet lids. Garages. Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) products have a sweet taste that pets may enjoy. However, it is extremely deadly and should be stored away safely along with other car products, cleaners and fluids. Outdoor areas. Keep fertilizers sealed and out of reach. Grub or snail killers can also be harmful to pets, as well as insecticides and herbicides. The above examples are just some of the common scenarios where pets can become poisoned from everyday products. If you believe your pet has ingested anything toxic, contact us immediately at 503-446-2450. Please be ready with the label or type of object your pet has ingested. We treat National Poison Prevention Week very seriously and we highly encourage you to contact us for additional information on household toxins and how to keep your pet away from them. You can also reach out to the Pet Poison Helpline which is available 24/7 for any additional questions or expert help.
With warmer weather just around the corner and the crocuses and cherry blossoms starting to emerge, it’s time to talk fleas and ticks. Contrary to popular opinion, these pests aren’t just annoying. Fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many harmful conditions, including Lyme disease. Heartworm is another – and even graver – threat. Mosquitos can transmit the deadly worms to pets through just one bite. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, it is expensive and can be very hard on your pet. (There is no heartworm cure for cats.) At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we understand that year-round prevention is the only guarantee your pet won’t suffer an uncomfortable – or even life-threatening – infestation. That’s why we carry many different types of flea and tick preventives in our clinic. You can also purchase them through our online store. Below is a short list of some of the products we recommend and the pests they prevent: FOR DOGS Credelio (monthly flea & tick preventative) Bravecto (3-month flea & tick preventative) Interceptor Plus (monthly heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative) Seresto Collars (8-month flea & tick preventative) Trifexis (monthly broad-spectrum preventative, but no ticks) FOR CATS Bravecto Plus (2-month broad-spectrum preventative) Cheristin (monthly flea preventative) If you’re out of flea, tick, or heartworm preventative or if you want to chat with a member of our staff about the product that best meets your pet’s needs, give us a call at 503-446-2450 today!
We understand how much your pets mean to you—and we want you to be able to give them the care they need when they need it with no hesitation or strings attached. That’s why Roseway Veterinary Hospital is happy to now accept ScratchPay as a method of payment. You never know when your pets are going to get sick or when you might find yourself struggling to make ends meet. The trouble comes, of course, when both situations occur at the same time, and that’s where ScratchPay can help. ScratchPay plans will pay your Roseway veterinarian immediately. That goes for routine care, as well as needed treatments, unexpected surgeries, and emergency procedures. You can then pay off the cost over time using one of three different payment plan options. Scratch allows you to select the option that’s best for your budget, and interest rates start as low as 5.9%. It takes just a few minutes to check your eligibility and get a proposed interest rate and doing so won’t affect your credit score. Getting help for veterinary bills has never been easier. Click here today to begin the approval process and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet’s health is always taken care of.
When it comes to your pet’s dental health, it’s what you can’t see that could be the most damaging to your furry friend. We offer full mouth digital dental x-rays, which are necessary for catching problems under the gum line that can’t be seen with the naked eye. It’s also where most serious periodontal disease and abscesses occur. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and during that month we’ll be offering 10% off your pet’s entire dental, including exam, cleaning, and anesthesia. Appointments always fill up fast during this promotion, so make your appointment now to ensure that you get the savings—and your pet gets the dental care he or she needs. Call (503) 360.9695 for details and to book a spot for your pet!