04 MarPets Can Get Acupuncture, Too!

Did you know that co-owner Dr. Tina Johnson (who has been with Newberg Vet for over 17 years) became a Certified Pet Acupuncturist in 2006? For your convenience, Dr. Johnson is available to treat your pets with acupuncture at the clinic.

So, how exactly does pet acupuncture work?

Acupuncture helps the body heal itself. This ancient Chinese practice utilizes hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly.

Avoid Counterfeit Flea & Tick Products

06 NovAvoid Counterfeit Flea & Tick Products

Think you got a great deal on that cheap flea and tick medication you just bought? Think again.

Any time you purchase cut-rate flea and tick medication—over 50% off—it’s highly likely that you’re getting a counterfeit product that could harm your pet. This happens frequently with internet purchases that are made without a veterinary prescription.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that these items are designed to look like legitimate pet pesticides, and has taken civil and even criminal enforcement actions against those who sell and distribute these products. Check out the EPA’s list of ways to identify counterfeit medications, and you’ll see that they include some very dangerous practices—including

05 OctPetDesk

PetDesk is a great app for iOS and Android mobile devices that handles all your veterinary needs right from your phone. The comprehensive app allows you to make appointment requests, see your pet’s vaccine history, view our office hours and refill prescriptions whenever it’s most...

05 OctPreventing Parvo

Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a life-threatening disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. It is highly contagious and canines that are the most at-risk of parvovirus are unvaccinated dogs and puppies that are younger than four months old. Parvo virus is shed in the...

05 OctHas Your Cat Been to the Vet Lately?

According to the American Humane Society, our feline companions go to the veterinarian about half as often as dogs. Many people only take their cat to the vet when they are sick—and often, that illness might have been avoided with preventive care. While it’s true...

27 JunKeep Your Pet From Overheating This Summer

Our pets struggle to keep cool during the hot summer months, and overheating can cause serious health issues. For example, heat stroke can lead to organ failure or even death if it’s not treated quickly. Here are some tips for keeping pets safe when the...

22 JunFireworks are coming. Help your dog stay calm.

Many dogs don’t enjoy loud noises, but some suffer from noise aversion and are downright terrified of any kind of commotion. Lots of sounds can set them off. The most common triggers of noise aversion in dogs are fireworks, parties (our own or our neighbors’!),...

22 AprTransitioning our large-animal care

In the coming months, we will be selling the large animal portion of our practice to Dr. KC Fagan, our current large animal veterinarian. Dr. Fagan will be operating her own separate practice, and all large animal care will go directly through her. We are...