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

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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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Signs if Intestinal Blockage in Dogs

Signs if Intestinal Blockage in Dogs

If your dog has a habit of chewing and eating everything in sight, you might be concerned about potential intestinal blockages. Our Tigard vets see this serious condition frequently and if it's not treated quickly it can cause devastating health issues and in some cases, major surgery is required to save your dog's life.

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What causes excessive panting in dogs?

What causes excessive panting in dogs?

Have you been noticing your dog panting, but they haven't been playing or exercising? In this blog, our Tigard vets share some potential reasons why your dog may be panting excessively and when you should bring them to the vet.

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What Happens if a Dog Eats a Battery?

What Happens if a Dog Eats a Battery?

Batteries can be toxic to dogs, so if you think your dog has eaten a battery, call your vet right away.

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Why Does My Cat Keep Throwing Up?

Why Does My Cat Keep Throwing Up?

All cats will vomit now and again, but frequent or severe vomiting may be a sign that your cat is suffering from something more serious than just an upset tummy. So what are the signs that you should take your cat to the vet?

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CCL Injuries in Dogs

CCL Injuries in Dogs

ACL injuries often occur in athletes, but due to the anatomy of your dog's leg, this injury is also very common in dogs. Today our Tigard vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs and the surgeries that can be performed to treat these common knee injuries. 

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Caring For Your Pet After Surgery

Caring For Your Pet After Surgery

Knowing how to care for your pet properly after surgery can help you to get your dog back to normal as quickly as possible, without complications. In today's blog, our veterinarians share a few tips on how to care for your pup following surgery.

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Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs & Symptoms

Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs & Symptoms

Does your dog have a habit of chewing and eating everything in its path? If so, you may be worried about the possibility of bowel obstruction (also known as intestinal blockage). In this blog, our Tigard vets explain what bowel obstructions are and why it's very important to have this serious condition treated as quickly as possible.

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Total Hip Replacement for Dogs

Total Hip Replacement for Dogs

Osteoarthritis in dogs is a serious condition, especially if it develops early due to conditions such as hip dysplasia. In severe cases of joint pain and loss of mobility in dogs, your veterinarian may recommend a total hip replacement (THR) as a treatment option. Our Tigard veterinarians explain what dog owners should know about total hip replacements in this article.

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