As many of you may already be aware, there is not currently an emergency hospital offering emergency services for pets between the hours of 12am-8am in Central Oregon at this time. In response to this change, the team at East Bend Animal Hospital has recently started offering temporary on-call emergency services for our current, established clients and their pets. [Read more…]
What is Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD)?
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease can be caused by two different, related viruses, RHDV1 and RHDV2. The current outbreak is due to the RHDV2 virus. It is highly contagious and affects rabbits, both domesticated and wild. Of rabbits that are exposed to the virus, almost all die. [Read more…]
If you missed the first round of wild babies, don’t worry! Even more wild babies are on the way! All of the American Robins that race across your yard will finally be settling down to hatch their eggs, along with other frequent bird feeder guests like Dark-eyed Juncos, Goldfinches, and Grosbeaks. Sparrows like Pine Siskins, who have recently recoveredfrom a salmonella outbreak, and Spotted Towhees are hatching this month too! [Read more…]
Spring is a busy season for wildlife in Central Oregon, and April is especially busy for some of our favorite frequent visitors! Many guests you might recognize from your bird feeder at home are hatching young, such as the Chickadees with their signature black-caps and chicka-dee-dee-dee call. These, along with wrens and some of our larger woodpecker species, are using natural or manmade cavities to nest and keep their wild babies enclosed and safe. [Read more…]
We know how much music can affect not only our day but our general mood and how we approach a situation. But what about the effect music has on our pets? Part of our Fear Free Certification at East Bend Animal Hospital is the use of calming music. So how does it work, why does it work, and how can we implement it at home? [Read more…]