• Post Quarantine Separation Anxiety For Dogs 

    Post Quarantine Separation Anxiety For Dogs 

      Reliable, Professional Veterinary Care In Gresham  At Gresham Animal Hospital, we understand that Gresham pet owners love their pets dearly and want them to receive quality care. That’s why our team is dedicated to offering high-quality, professional veterinary services. The team at Gresham Animal …Read More »
  • Coronavirus Precautions: How To Walk Your Dog Safely 

    Coronavirus Precautions: How To Walk Your Dog Safely 

    Gresham Animal Hospital Provides Professional Pet Care  When your pet needs veterinary care in Gresham, rely on Gresham Animal Hospital. At Gresham Animal Hospital, we provide knowledgeable and caring medical care for your pets. Our dedication to offering high-quality veterinary services means that each …Read More »
  • 3 Pet Tips Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    3 Pet Tips Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people. At …Read More »
  • 97 Percent of Cats and Dogs Don’t Fight Like Cats and Dogs

    97 Percent of Cats and Dogs Don’t Fight Like Cats and Dogs

    In the Spirit of Valentine’s Day February is the month of romance and love. While we don’t expect cats and dogs to send each other cards or flowers, they do get along much better than they are given credit for. …Read More »
  • Safety Tips For Pets During Windy Weather

    Safety Tips For Pets During Windy Weather

    Are Wind Gusts in Gresham That Serious? The east winds make high, gusty winds a common occurrence here in the Gresham and Troutdale area. According to the wind forecast, Gresham has already peaked at 17 mph winds and will reach …Read More »
  • Winter Tips For Pets That Most Owners Forget

    Winter Tips For Pets That Most Owners Forget

    We all want to be good pet owners, and we get better at it every year. There may be a few winter tips that we neglect. We scoured some cold weather tips from both the American Society for the Prevention …Read More »
  • 6 Pet Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

    6 Pet Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

    November is a pet awareness month for Adopting Senior Pets, National Senior Pet Awareness, Pet Cancer Awareness, and Pet Diabetes Awareness. We also have six pet holidays this month; National Cook for you pets Day, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, …Read More »
  • How To Detect And Prevent Heatstroke In Pets (For Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits And Even Bearded Dragons)

    How To Detect And Prevent Heatstroke In Pets (For Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits And Even Bearded Dragons)

    August can be the hottest month in the Willamette Valley. This year is looking to bring us just that. The biggest cause for concern in August is heatstroke, the technical term is hyperthermia. There is a lot of information on …Read More »
  • 5 Tips Pet Owners May Forget When Prepping A Pet For July 4th

    5 Tips Pet Owners May Forget When Prepping A Pet For July 4th

    Whether you are hosting a party on the Fourth of July, going to one, or staying in and enjoying the holiday on the couch, you will want to make sure your pet is prepped for the Independence Day celebration and …Read More »
  • 3 Plants Your Dog And Cat Should Avoid

    3 Plants Your Dog And Cat Should Avoid

    It’s springtime and the plants and trees in your neighborhood are blooming with new flowers. The beauty of the blossoms and the scent may attract your dogs and cats, but for a few of them beware. We don’t want to …Read More »
  • What is Happening in Your Pet’s Brain When They See You

    What is Happening in Your Pet’s Brain When They See You

    First, any pet owner knows that your furry (or feathered) family member recognizes you and the rest of the household. There is, however, some difference as to how your pet may greet you when you first come home. If you …Read More »
  • Spay and Neuter: Fixing What is Not Broken

    Spay and Neuter: Fixing What is Not Broken

    February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Spay and neuter is the #1 way to end pet homelessness before it begins. The reason why awareness starts in February is to encourage owners to sterilize their pets before the spring and summer months …Read More »
  • Top Pet Trends for 2019

    Top Pet Trends for 2019

    Make 2019 all about smart choices for not just yourself, but also your beloved pets. Aside from the same old annual resolutions—eat better, exercise out more often, work less (or more—depending on your priorities, etc.)—make 2019 the year that you …Read More »
  • 5 Feline-Friendly Ways to Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

    5 Feline-Friendly Ways to Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

    If you have had your cat(s) for a while, you may have already found your own solutions for keeping both your tree and your cat safe from the hazards of frolic and play. New owners, however, may find out that …Read More »
  • Helping Your Dog Adjust To Shorter Days

    Helping Your Dog Adjust To Shorter Days

    These days, many pet owners are leaving before dawn and returning home long after dusk. Managing the shorter days and the dearth of sunlight can be difficult for us humans, but it can be especially rough on our pet companions. …Read More »
  • No Thanksgiving Bones for Fido. Why Most Bones are Bad.

    No Thanksgiving Bones for Fido. Why Most Bones are Bad.

    Many dog owners know that bones, especially cooked turkey bones, can be bad for dogs. This doesn’t stop the number of increased vet visits during the holidays for bone-related injuries. There could be many factors why owners are still giving …Read More »
  • National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

    National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

    OVERCROWDING AN ISSUE FOR SHELTERS The term lifesaver is used so often in our conversations, we sometimes forget that we are capable of literally saving lives every day. Shelters are usually the last chance for a dog or cat. The …Read More »
  • 5 Signs Your Dog Has Back to School Separation Anxiety and How to Manage It

    5 Signs Your Dog Has Back to School Separation Anxiety and How to Manage It

    CHANGE IN ROUTINE CAN BE STRESSFUL In September, when vacations are over and kids head back to school, your dog will have to adjust to a new schedule. Dogs are a social animal by nature. The stark difference from enjoying …Read More »
  • A Simple Guide to Make Sure Your Dog and Cat Has All Its Immunization Shots

    A Simple Guide to Make Sure Your Dog and Cat Has All Its Immunization Shots

    National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. If you are like most people, you consider your furry companions as a part of your family, …Read More »
  • Is Your Cat Hiding Tooth Pain?

    Is Your Cat Hiding Tooth Pain?

    Many of our beloved companions, the cats that pool in the cushy recesses of our laps, vibrating with soft warmth, have significant gingivitis and even periodontal disease by the tender age of four. This slow progressing but serious disease can …Read More »
  • Summer Comfort Tips For Elderly Dogs

    Summer Comfort Tips For Elderly Dogs

      While we pet parents may be equipped to handle rising summer temps, the same cannot be said for many of our aging pets. We must pay special attention to the need of our elderly pets, and in the summertime, …Read More »
  • Doggie Dash 2018 is May 12th!

    Doggie Dash 2018 is May 12th!

    On May 12, 2018 one of our favorite events in Portland, OR is taking place: The Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash! Come out for the event to have a fun day with your dog, and support the OHS, one of …Read More »
  • Traveling With Your Pet – 4 Tips To Make Summer Travel a Breeze

    Traveling With Your Pet – 4 Tips To Make Summer Travel a Breeze

    Summer adventures are right around the corner, but if you’re a pet parent who prefers to travel with their beloved companion, planning expansive trips can be difficult. Avoid common travel dilemmas by considering these few tips to maximize you and …Read More »
  • Heartworm Awareness Month – How To Protect Your Pet From Heartworms

    Heartworm Awareness Month – How To Protect Your Pet From Heartworms

    April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and as such, we would like to share a few tips for keeping your pet heartworm free. At Gresham Animal Hospital, we follow the recommendations of the American Heartworm Society and other experts in …Read More »
  • 2018 Readers Choice Awards – Best Veterinarian and Best Veterinarian Clinic

    2018 Readers Choice Awards – Best Veterinarian and Best Veterinarian Clinic

    Gresham Animal Hospital is thrilled to share our celebration worthy news! We have been voted Best Veterinary Clinic and our own Dr. Chris has been voted Best Veterinarian by The Gresham Outlook and The Sandy Post’s 2018 Readers Choice Awards. …Read More »
  • February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day!

    February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day!

    On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day. Our pets are there when we leave the house, when we get home, when we’re sad, and when we’re glad. This holiday is a day set aside to give …Read More »
  • 5 Easy Ways You Can Maintain Your Pet’s Dental Health at Home

    5 Easy Ways You Can Maintain Your Pet’s Dental Health at Home

    Dental care is as important to your pet’s health as it is to your own, that is to say, without maintenance and care it could fall into disrepair, which could ultimately affect whole body health. There are many tip and …Read More »
  • Start 2018 on the Right Foot (or Paw) With These Tips For Optimum Pet Health

    Start 2018 on the Right Foot (or Paw) With These Tips For Optimum Pet Health

    Make 2018 all about smart choices for not just yourself, but also your beloved pets. Aside from the same old annual resolutions—eat better, exercise out more often, work less (or more—depending on your priorities, etc.)—make 2018 the year that you …Read More »
  • How Cold Weather Affects Older Dogs And How To Keep Them Comfortable This Holiday Season

    How Cold Weather Affects Older Dogs And How To Keep Them Comfortable This Holiday Season

    As our canine companions age, they are more likely to suffer the effects of a cold winter. When temperatures dip and frosty, foggy mornings become the norm, keeping your older dog comfortable and fit can become a challenge. Consider these …Read More »
  • Tips For Neighborhood Jogging With Your Dog

    Tips For Neighborhood Jogging With Your Dog

    Exercising with your pooch can be an awesome bonding activity that you both benefit from. Aside from boosting your physical health, it can do wonders for your mental health. So, now that you know that steady exercise can be a …Read More »
  • 3 More DIY Fun Toys for Your Kitty

    3 More DIY Fun Toys for Your Kitty

    One thing we can all agree on in regards to our feline friends, is that no matter how much money you spend on toys, cats are just as happy playing with the box the toy came in. For that reason, …Read More »
  • Acclimating Your New Reptile Pets

    Acclimating Your New Reptile Pets

    Preparing your home and habitat for your new reptile family member is exciting and, potentially a bit stressful. However, if you consider our easy suggestions, acclimating your new reptile friend will be a breeze. Stay Positive A positive beginning will …Read More »
  • Fun Fall Hikes For You And Your Dogs

    Fun Fall Hikes For You And Your Dogs

    The tiny mountains of fallen leaves that flank the trails, residential streets, and dog parks of Gresham are good fun for you and your dogs. There is but one time a year when you can wade through the crisp fall …Read More »
  • Cold Weather Care For Elderly Pets

    Cold Weather Care For Elderly Pets

    Our elderly pets require very specific care. As the weather grows colder, elderly pets can experience issues with mobility caused by aching joints which will require their parents to adjust care to accommodate their needs and soothe their pain. Use …Read More »
  • Keeping Your Pooches Active In Rainy Weather

    Keeping Your Pooches Active In Rainy Weather

    3 Ways To Keep Your Dog Active On Rainy Days Again, we bid farewell to a spectacular Pacific Northwest October and welcome another chilly, misty November. Many of us are wondering how we are going to maintain our active pets’ …Read More »
  • Keeping Pets Safe From Poisoning This Halloween

    Keeping Pets Safe From Poisoning This Halloween

    On that one annual day when candy floods the streets and chocolate seemingly falls from the sky, it’s important to keep our precocious pups and companionable felines safe from the possibility of chocolate poisoning. Let these tips help your family …Read More »
  • 3 DIY Pet Costume Ideas That Will Have You Screaming

    3 DIY Pet Costume Ideas That Will Have You Screaming

    If you’re fortunate enough to have a dog with the patience to allow you to dress them for Halloween, then good for you both! You’ll likely have a blast this and every year when trick-or-treating time comes around. While dogs …Read More »
  • Preparing Your Anxious Pet For A Busy Halloween Night

    Preparing Your Anxious Pet For A Busy Halloween Night

    As Halloween approaches, many parents of nervous, timid pets may want to consider how they can keep their animal companions relaxed come trick-or-treat time. There are a few simple ways to make sure your timid pets aren’t spooked by the …Read More »
  • The Perks Of Pests — Why Rats Make Such Good Pets

    The Perks Of Pests — Why Rats Make Such Good Pets

    For many, rats are perfect pets. Their cunning, charismatic and affectionate nature makes them ideal companions for those with limited space or an aversion to larger pets. In the Pacific Northwest, rats are also a common pest, and for many, …Read More »
  • Bringing Home A New Ferret

    Bringing Home A New Ferret

    Introducing a pet as clever and cunning as a ferret to your home can be a tricky proposition indeed. Ferrets have unique needs that stand apart from their mammalian house pet counterparts. Generally satisfied with a life of leisure, special …Read More »
  • Acclimating Your New Fish

    Acclimating Your New Fish

    Bringing home a new fish into an already established tank can be tricky. Fish can become aggressive, stressed or ill when proper steps are not taken to ensure a smooth transition to a new tank. Whether you are a saltwater …Read More »
  • These 3 Snake Breeds Make Amazing Family Pets

    These 3 Snake Breeds Make Amazing Family Pets

    The perfect family pet isn’t always an aloof housecat or jubilant dog. Nor is it always a chipper songbird or gossamer bunny rabbit. For many families, snakes and reptiles are the house pets of choice, and it’s easy to see …Read More »
  • Caring For Elderly Dogs

    Caring For Elderly Dogs

    Whether you’ve been together since you were both pups or you met somewhere later down the line, you and your dog are family. Caring for your dog into their old age is a sacred commitment every pet parent gets to …Read More »
  • 3 Simple Ways To Practice Dog Park Etiquette

    3 Simple Ways To Practice Dog Park Etiquette

    3 Simple Ways To Practice Dog Park Etiquette Gresham is a dog lover’s town. We’ve got several of Portland’s favorite dog parks housed within our borders, and many of our public parks have leash-free areas designated for supervised canine hullabaloos. …Read More »
  • Finding The Best Low Maintenance Pet For Your Teenager

    Finding The Best Low Maintenance Pet For Your Teenager

    Learning responsibility is a huge part of growing up, and in those in-between years, when hormones are dictating their behavior, sometimes a pet can be uniquely grounding for young teenagers. Choosing the best pet to bring your teen back to …Read More »
  • The Best Pets For Elderly Adopters

    The Best Pets For Elderly Adopters

    Companion pets for the elderly have some of the most important jobs in animal kind. Designating a pet as a pivotal emotional support pillar for an elderly friend or family member takes time and consideration. As there is no one …Read More »
  • Introducing Your Newborn To Your Pets

    Introducing Your Newborn To Your Pets

    Bringing home a new baby is a singular joy, but to your pets, it can be a stressful time full of uncertainty and chaos. New babies, admittedly are chock full of uncertainty and chaos, but that’s no reason for your …Read More »
  • Choosing The Right Dog Breed

    Choosing The Right Dog Breed

    Dogs differ so much from animal to animal. The personalities they develop, their unique habits and quirks, all of these things endear them to us absolutely. It’s just as possible to have a tender, loving pit bull as it is …Read More »
  • Breeding Rare Pets

    Breeding Rare Pets

    Breeders of rare and exotic pets are often lifelong enthusiasts and virtual experts on the animals they attempt to breed. With so many lovely animals awaiting homes in crowded shelters,  the breeding of dogs and cats for monetary gain is …Read More »
  • Choosing Companions For Your Lonely Pet

    Choosing Companions For Your Lonely Pet

    When you have multiple pets who are very close, losing one can be incredibly difficult. Both you and your living pets will experience a range of grief that could be debilitating. For some families, adopting a new pet is a …Read More »
  • The Best Pets For Toddlers And Small Children

    The Best Pets For Toddlers And Small Children

    Bringing a pet into a home with a small child takes a considerable amount of time and deliberation. Low maintenance pets have the potential to teach children important lessons about responsibility and caring for others, but there are many variables …Read More »
  • Choosing The Right Reptile Pet

    Choosing The Right Reptile Pet

    Adopting a new reptile into your family is a fun and exciting way to learn about a different animal species. Reptiles can be extremely affectionate companions, with their own personalities and verve. Choosing the right reptile pet for you and …Read More »
  • Caring For Your New Rabbit

    Caring For Your New Rabbit

    Welcoming a rabbit to a new home takes some time and effort, but can be immensely rewarding. Rabbits are lovable, easy-going animals that typically get along great with other domestic pets and even better with small children. Bringing a rabbit …Read More »
  • Caring For An Elderly Adopted Pet

    Caring For An Elderly Adopted Pet

    Adopting a pet in their golden years is a great responsibility. Elderly pets need a certain amount of care and attention that differs quite a bit from the care you might expect to provide for a puppy or kitten. While …Read More »
  • How Pets Help Us Live Longer

    How Pets Help Us Live Longer

    Our pets are part of our family, and our families are where our homes are. Our pets are representative of the unconditional love we’re all capable of. Our pets make us more relaxed, happier, gentler, and more patient, but have …Read More »
  • Quick Tips For Training New Puppies

    Quick Tips For Training New Puppies

    New pups are a joy! They’re exuberant, adorable balls of unconditional love. Training them early might seem as if you are taking the joyful wind out of their sails a bit early in life, however, getting a head start on …Read More »
  • Caring For Your New Bird

    Caring For Your New Bird

    Congratulations on your new feathery family members. Learning to care for your new bird can be a fun bonding experience for your whole family, teaching smaller children responsibility, patience, and unconditional pet-love. First things first, depending on the breed you …Read More »
  • 3 Kitten Toys We Love

    3 Kitten Toys We Love

    Kittens are a singular joy — little balls of adorable kinetic energy, bouncing around your house like velvety explosions of light and sound. Kittens can be a rowdy addition to your family, and making sure they have enough engaging activities …Read More »
  • Grooming Tips For Long Hair Dog Breeds

    Grooming Tips For Long Hair Dog Breeds

    Your long-haired pooch requires extra attention — all that fluff must be maintained, not unlike the hair on your own head. Aside from cleaning, it must be trimmed when necessary and often shaved altogether, especially during the warmer months. Long, …Read More »
  • Acclimating Your New Pet Bird

    Acclimating Your New Pet Bird

    Congratulations to you on the new addition to your family. A bird companion can bring endless joy to your home, from their sweet morning songs to their pleasant afternoon chatter to their shoulder perching, neck nuzzling affection, birds make excellent …Read More »