We have few new babies of the month this time of year in Central Oregon, but you’ll definitely still be seeing babies from previous months begin to grow and leave their nests. Chipmunks born in May will finally be venturing out of their burrows and learning to forage with their families. They look exactly like their parents, but they may not be as wary of predators (like us) as they should be. Please give them plenty of space and do not feed them–this is how animals become habituated to human activity and either become pests or, more likely, an easy catch for a domestic cat. [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
Why does my veterinarian ask me to bring a stool (fecal sample) to my pet’s wellness exam each year?
Veterinarians typically request that pet’s owners bring a fresh stool (fecal) sample to their pet’s wellness exam every year. The stool samples are examined at a microscopic level to look for intestinal parasites (many parasites are very tiny and impossible to detect with the human eye) in a pet’s feces. [Read more…]