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    Holiday Foods and Pets

    Ground Rules for Sharing Human Food with Pets: First, moderation is key when sharing people food with our pets. However, there are plenty of “no-no’s” and toxic foods you never want to share with your pets. Learn what we recommend about sharing human food with dogs and cats in this article.

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    Off the Holiday Table: Feeding Don’ts for Pets

    Here come the holidays, and with them, all the food that celebrates the season! As we make merry, the team at Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon wants to remind pet parents that the feast we love can make our dogs and cats sick. The following is a short list of feeding don’ts for pets this holiday season and all year long.

  • Xylitol Toxicity: How to Keep Your Dog Safe

    While most pet parents are aware of the dangers of chocolate toxicity for pets, the perils of xylitol toxicity may be new to them. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a good idea to bone up on the increased danger of accidental poisoning-by-treats. Emergency veterinarian Dr. Leanne Dileo of Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon discussed the issue on Facebook Live with veterinary dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Bentley.

  • Grain-Free Pet Diets: What Pet Parents Need to Know

    Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon’s own veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Bentley, offered some background and information via our Facebook video series about the issues surrounding grain-free pet diets for cats and dogs. While the facts are not all in and research is ongoing, the bottom line is that grain-free pet food is more marketing strategy than vet-approved nutrition.

  • Keep Your Pets Safe in Wildfire Season

    As fire season takes its toll this year, a top of mind question is how to keep your pets safe in wildfire season. At Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon, we share your concern about the effects of smoke and other fire-related issues on your pets.

  • Itchy & Infected Ears in Dogs & Cats: Causes & Treatments

    Your dog or cat is shaking her head, pawing at his ears, or trying to rub her ears on the ground. A pet with itchy ears can indicate inflammation of the extended ear canal and can cause distress. Dr. Jennifer Bentley weighs in itchy and infected ears in dogs and cats, and what pet parents can do about it.

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    Oso’s Canine Cancer Survival Story

    It was a shock when Oso, young and otherwise healthy, experienced the sudden loss of the use of his back legs. With the support of family, friends, and a great veterinary network, Oso’s pet parents were able to be the heroes he needed to be up and running (and swimming, and playing) again. Here’s their story.

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    What is Chemotherapy in Pets Really Like? Fact & Fiction

    What does chemotherapy in pets really look like? Is it the same as for humans? In the event your dog or cat develops cancer, it’s helpful to know the differences between pet chemotherapy and treatment for humans.

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    Environmental Pet Allergies: Diagnosis & Treatment

    Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Bentley went live on Facebook to go deeper into the diagnosis and treatment of environmental pet allergies. In this most recent episode, Dr. Bentley explains how pets are tested for allergies, and how an allergy vaccine can help.

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    Minimally Invasive Surgeries

    Dr. Stephen Stockdale sat down with VRC dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Bentley on this week’s Facebook Live video to talk about what minimally invasive surgery is, and how it can benefit your pet.