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09 JunHow To Socialize Your Puppy… When You Can’t Be Social

Just when you thought you had social distancing in the bag, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that your pets follow social distancing guidelines as well. (Insert sad dog emoji here).While there’s no evidence that animals can pass the virus to humans, there...

23 JanBrushing Tips

HEAD: Brush Up On Your Pet’s Dental Health!Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty scary, right? As you can guess, things would eventually start to go very, very bad inside your mouth: teeth would decay, gums would become inflamed and...

23 JanNational Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!Every February, the veterinary community celebrates National Pet Dental Health Month by encouraging pet owners to take care of their pets’ teeth. Without proper dental hygiene routines, pets develop periodontal disease, which is the most common disorder affecting our...

23 JanSpay/Neuter Awareness Month/World Spay Day

Five Great Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet NowFebruary is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month/World Spay Day, and we want to encourage you to alter your pet. Here are five important reasons why.According to the Humane Society of the United States, between 6- 8 million pets...

23 JanNational Walk Your Dog (or Pet) Month

January is Walk Your Pet MonthCabin fever isn’t just a people think – it’s a pet thing, too! Regular exercise is essential to our animal companions’ physical and mental health (not to mention our own!)Some ways to motivate you both to get out and move...

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...