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A Message regarding Canine upper respiratory infections

To all our friends and family of Roseway Veterinary Hospital:

We know that there has been a lot in the news recently regarding a new respiratory disease affecting dogs in Oregon and a few other states. We know that you are concerned about your dog’s health and look to us for answers and guidance. To that end, here are a few things we know about the disease and a few things to consider regarding your family member’s safety and health:

  • A respiratory illness is affecting our canine patients in some areas of the United States including Oregon.
  • Diagnostic testing has not yet confirmed the cause.
  • We are taking precautions at Roseway Veterinary Hospital if any respiratory disease is suspected in any of our patients coming to the hospital.
  • We have no reason to believe this illness can cause disease in people or cats. We (the veterinary community) do NOT believe that it is caused by the COVID-19 virus.

We are currently advising the following for our canine patients:

Ensure respiratory vaccines are up to date for eligible dogs, including Bordetella (aka kennel cough), Parainfluenza virus and canine influenza virus (which we currently have in stock). To reduce the risk of exposure, you may want to try to limit your dog’s time around other dogs. This may mean reducing or suspending time at doggy daycare or grooming facilities, limiting time in boarding facilities (and considering in-home pet-sitters) and avoiding dog parks and other public areas.

In the meantime, monitor your dog closely for any of the following respiratory signs: coughing or productive coughing (e.g., mucus from the mouth after coughing), sneezing, discharge from the nose or mouth, rapid or labored breathing, lethargy or weakness, decreased appetite or complete absence of appetite, or fever. If you notice any of these signs in your dog, please schedule an appointment with us for further assessment and notify the hospital of respiratory signs in advance of your arrival so that precautions can be taken to prevent infecting other dogs. If an appointment cannot be scheduled within 2-3 days with us, or if worsening or more severe signs are noted, please seek same-day care at an urgent care or emergency hospital facility. Please remember antibiotics should only be used under the direction of a veterinarian in response to clinical signs. Antibiotics do not prevent disease; they do not treat viral diseases and should not be started in patients without symptoms indicating a need for antibiotics.

We know that this can be scary, but we are here to help.

Surgery Consent Form

Please fill out this form as completely and accurately as possible before your pet’s surgery.

Surgery Consent Form

Dear Client,


Your pet is scheduled for an upcoming surgery. To assist all of us in making the surgery day as easy and stress-free as possible, we have put together some simple forms for you to sign and review in advance. In addition to this letter, you will find that the following forms are provided on our website for review:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing Information Form
  • Surgical Information Sheet

Please carefully go over all forms provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email the hospital at 503-446-2450 / info@rosewayvet.com. On your pet's surgery day, you will be required to review and sign an Authorization/Estimate Form. We will also double-check to ensure we have a phone number where you can be reached during your pet's surgery time.


The night before your pet’s surgery, we ask that you refrain from providing any food or treats after 10:00 pm. Water is fine and may be left out for your pet to consume. If you are currently administering any medications, vitamins, and/or injections, withhold the morning doses unless otherwise instructed by the doctor.


At the time of your pet's scheduled surgery, the doctor will address any remaining questions or concerns you may have and will collect the Authorization Form that you have completed.


If you have elected to have any of the recommended blood tests performed, these will be collected and done prior to the start of surgery, if not already performed in advance. If any questions arise, the doctor may contact you at the number on the Authorization Form.


Upon the completion of the surgery, the doctor will process your payment, go over all discharge orders verbally, and provide you with a written copy. If you do not understand any instructions, please do not hesitate to ask for clarification prior to or after our departure.


We know surgery days can induce stress and anxiety. Roseway Veterinary Hospital appreciates the trust you place in us, and we want to make the experience as pleasant as possible for both you and your pet.


We look forward to serving you and your pet on the upcoming surgery day.