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Our Tigard veterinarians share helpful tips and advice on emergency and specialized medical conditions in pets. 

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The importance of Fecal Exams for Dogs and Cats

The importance of Fecal Exams for Dogs and Cats

Annual pet fecal exams, done at your Tigard vet's office, are the best way to ensure that your pet and your family are safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly fecal exams give your vet an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites that could otherwise be missed. 

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Urinalysis For Dogs & Cats

Urinalysis For Dogs & Cats

At Cascade Veterinary Referral Center, we strongly believe in educating our clients so that they can be the best pet owners possible. So, today, our Tigard vets will talk about urinalysis for dogs and cats, as well as how to interpret your pet's urinalysis results so you can make the best medical decisions for them.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Our Tigard vets understand that it can be challenging to understand why your pet needs blood testing, and what those results mean. Today, we explain the results of the dog's blood tests.

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CT Scans for Dogs

CT Scans for Dogs

A computed tomography (CT) scan is a diagnostic test in which multiple x-rays of an area are taken and a computer generates a 3D view. Today, our Tigard vets explain CT scans, when and why they are necessary, and the average cost of a CT scan for dogs.

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X-Rays for Dogs: What to Expect

X-Rays for Dogs: What to Expect

If your dog is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) you may be wondering how the appointment will work and how you can prepare. Below, our Tigard vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray.

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CT Scans in Pets

CT Scans in Pets

To help you understand why your four-legged family member may need a CT scan or PET scan our Tigard vets explain what PET/CT technology is used for and what you should expect when you take your pet in for diagnostic imaging. 

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Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke in Cats

At Cascade Veterinary Referral Center, our Tigard vets see fewer cases of heatstroke in cats than in dogs. Nonetheless, it does happen. Here, we share some of the symptoms of heatstroke in cats, and what you should do if you think your cat is suffering from heatstroke. 

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Signs & Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Whether you live in a hot sunny climate year-round, or get just a few hot months each year, knowing the signs of heatstroke in dogs could help to save an animal's life. Our Tigard veterinary team explains how to spot the signs of heatstroke in dogs and how the condition is treated.

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My dog is pooping blood: Is this an emergency?

My dog is pooping blood: Is this an emergency?

Our Tigard emergency vets know that responsible dog owners spend a lot of time picking up their dog's poop. For that reason, you likely have a pretty good idea of what a normal stool looks like for your dog. But what should you do if you notice blood in your dog's poop? 

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Basic Animal First Aid: Dogs & Cats

Basic Animal First Aid: Dogs & Cats

Pets tend to be full of energy and not necessarily the best at accident avoidance. For this article, our Tigard vets will discuss first aid and what you can do when your pet gets into trouble.

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