If an abandoned puppy needs veterinary care in Vancouver WA it is readily available. Unhappily, abandoned puppies don’t always get rescued by animal loving good Samaritans but when they do, the most important thing they need right away is to be seen by your caring vet. They usually have fleas, worms, ear mites and other parasites, and often have wounds that need tended as well.
The main cause of abandoned puppies is irresponsible pet owners who neglect to… Continue reading
Does your cat like to chew on cardboard boxes? Many cats do! The question is, is this a reason to seek veterinary care in Vancouver WA? The answer is, probably not– but any time your cat, dog or other pet exhibits behavior that is seems odd or strange, it is a good idea to have them checked out by your vet, just to make sure… Continue reading
In each of those years, we have seen dogs with tummy troubles (and worse) after the Memorial Day holiday. We want you to have fun with your pets, but it’s important to know the best ways to prevent illness and injury when you combine pets and parties! It is our preference that you don’t need veterinary care in Vancouver WA over… Continue reading
When the March sun starts to warm up, many of us start cleaning up our yards, gardens, and planter boxes. And the dogs and cats might be out enjoying the sunbeams, too. With that in mind, here are a few important things to remember that can help prevent unwanted veterinary visits.
Of course, we Pacific NW folks won’t let a little thing like rain keep us down in the winter, but once we get a hint of spring, we are ready to get out and enjoy it!
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Many of us have experienced that pit-of-your-stomach feeling when we realized that a pet has gone missing. Maybe your cat sneaked his way through the front door when you were bringing in groceries, or your dog took advantage of an open gate and bolted down the street. Walking through the neighborhood calling her name, you realize… Continue reading
Volunteering makes our community stronger, and volunteering to help pets is a natural start for so many of you. We often get calls from people wondering if they can volunteer with us (the answer is no, unfortunately – our insurance won’t allow it). Since we can’t directly provide volunteer opportunities, we would like to give some starting ideas for both the young… Continue reading
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who make New Year Resolutions, and those who don’t. No matter which group you are in, if you are a pet owner… Continue reading
We love our holidays at Claus Paws, as you can tell by our seasonal decorating (courtesy of our creative receptionists), and we love seeing your cards and photos and spending holidays with our pets.
We do not, however, enjoy coming back from holidays and seeing many sick pets in our office, seriously ill from table scraps or chocolate, or cats with ribbon or tinsel tying up their GI tract. It is difficult and heartbreaking to treat these cases.… Continue reading
Recalls on treats and pet food from China, money going to far-away lands instead of supporting your neighbors here locally, big-box purchases instead of small-batch delights – there are so many reasons to support local businesses here in Vancouver, Portland and surrounding towns.
If you’ve been in to our clinic at all in the last few years, you’ve seen treats by Battle Ground Barkery at our counter. These natural treats are made by high school students with disabilities at BGHS… Continue reading