It’s Always Pumpkin Season for Your Pets

It’s nearly Halloween, so do you know what else it is? Pumpkin season! You’ll get to enjoy pumpkin in everything from pies and cheesecake to soups, side dishes, and yes, especially your morning latte. But don’t hog all that yummy goodness for yourself. Save some for the four-legged members of your household. Many dogs and… Read more »

E-cigs: Why This Popular Smoking Trend Is Not Good News for Your Pet

Have you jumped on the electronic cigarette trend as a healthier option for your smoking habit? Do you have a son or daughter who regularly smokes electronic cigarettes? This method of consuming nicotine is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes. According to the FDA, e-cig use has risen dramatically in the past few years…. Read more »

The Scary Truth About Pet Obesity

Oct 12 is Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Why do we need a special day to bring awareness about our pets’ weight? Because according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the U.S are overweight. And your chubby friend isn’t just having a little more trouble getting… Read more »

Rabies: Sources, Effects and the Importance of Vaccination

Your pet is your best companion. They trust in you – whether it’s that you’ll have food in their dish at mealtime, that you’ll let them sit in your lap or that you’ll take care of their medical needs. It’s important that you maintain that trust, and keep up on your pet’s needs, including doing… Read more »

Can Pet Health Insurance Help You Become a More Financially Responsible Dog Owner?

Did you know that September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month? Neither did we, but apparently that’s the case. Seems like there’s a cause for everything these days, but we at Powell Veterinary Service can certainly get behind this one. Dogs are a big responsibility. Not only are you responsible for their care, feeding and heaps… Read more »

Fun Feline Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Cats are fascinating creatures. They have quirky behaviors and odd physical traits that set them apart from the rest of the animal world. Perhaps that’s why cats are so popular. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but as far as numbers, cats have the edge. There are 73 million cats in the U.S., compared with… Read more »

Allergies in Pets: What’s Your Dog or Cat Allergic To?

We can all agree on one thing – allergy symptoms are terrible. No one likes feeling congested and stuffy; we all want to feel our best. While many people are allergic to pets, many pets can have their own allergies? Even worse, though, they cannot tell us how they feel. At Powell Veterinary Service, we… Read more »

Stop the Cough

According to a recent report in an American Veterinary Medical Association newsletter, there’s been a recent upsurge in kennel cough in Bend, Oregon. In fact, some veterinarians are seeing as many as 25 cases of dogs with kennel cough each week. This time last year, the average was 5. What’s happening in Oregon could certainly… Read more »

Keeping Your Cat Healthy Takes Diligence and Teamwork

No one knows your cat like you do. That’s why keeping a close eye on your feline friend is so important to keeping her healthy. Unfortunately, there’s a catch. Cats are notoriously adept at hiding their discomfort, pain, malaise and other symptoms of disease. This is an instinctual reaction that comes from when cats were… Read more »