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Since 1996, we have brought high-quality animal health care services with a friendly, hometown feel to the Portland, Oregon community. Our team truly believes that the most important component of quality veterinary care is the relationship we forge with each of our clients and patients. 

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We're Open! Offering Curbside Service

We are OPEN for veterinary care and offering Curbside service to maintain social distance while still offering care for your pets. If your pet has veterinary needs, please call ahead and we will prioritize your pet’s care.

Did you know we have the ability to see a wide range of veterinary care needs including the essential care services below? This is not an all-inclusive list, so please call if you have any questions.

  • Wounds (lacerations/bite wounds)
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Skin infections/parasites
  • Lameness/injury
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Respiratory disease
  • Vaccines (vital for illness & disease prevention)
  • Flea, Tick, Heartworm prevention
  • End of life care

We have implemented the following safety protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines:

  • It is essential that anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), or who has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or who has traveled internationally in the last 14 days to please reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  • If the above does not apply, please utilize our curbside service and call us at (503) 645-1564 when you arrive. We will review the reason for the visit and which services and products are being provided.
  • A team member will come to your car to collect the patient. All cats must be in a carrier, and all dogs must be on a secure leash. (If your dog is nervous walking to the building, you may walk your dog to the front doors, but you may not enter the building).
  • For fearful dogs with preventive care needs that require a muzzle and their owners for helping with patient positioning and comfort, we ask that you push off your visit until you are able to be with your dog for examination. If your fearful dog is sick, we may ask you to place a muzzle prior to the dog coming into the building.
  • The doctor who cared for your pet will communicate with you over the phone. Please make sure to be reachable and available. A team member will bring your pet back out to you after the visit. After the visit, we will collect payment over the phone.
  • If a patient needs to be hospitalized or is coming in for a surgical procedure, we can arrange for pick up later that day.
  • Euthanasia services will continue to be provided with clients present in-clinic. Please call to arrange needs. * Please ensure we have your email address on file, email us at ccahosp@gmail.com.
  • For prescription refills, please click on “Online Store” and choose home delivery.
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Meet Our Veterinarians

Our team of highly skilled veterinary professionals’ highest priority is getting to know you and your pet so they can develop and implement the most personalized and effective health care plan to keep your companion happy and healthy throughout their life.

Heartworm Symptoms in Dogs

Heartworm disease can be detrimental to your dog’s health, which is why it is important to recognize and understand the symptoms early and receive an early diagnosis to avoid severe damage. Heartworm is hard to detect early on, since most dogs won’t show many symptoms during the maturing process. Therefore, you should keep an eye out for any sign of bug bites or mosquito bites and remember that even indoor dogs can be infected. You should also talk to your veterinarian about heartworm prevention medication.  

The severity of the symptoms of heartworm disease is directly connected to the amount of worm burden your dog carries. Most dogs will display a lack of energy and coughing in the early stages, that can then progress to coughing bloody mucus and experiencing chest pains. 

What Are the Stages of Heartworm Disease? 

There are 4 stages of heartworm disease, dogs with higher burden of worms will be categorized higher and will showcase more symptoms. 

• Stage 1: Early days of infection, dogs will display no symptoms or mild symptoms, such as coughing and lack of energy. 

• Stage 2: Like stage 1, but cough will be more frequent, and dogs will display tiredness after moderate activity. 

• Stage 3: Dogs will display more severe symptoms such as sickly appearance, persistent cough, and exhaustion after mild activity. Trouble breathing and signs of heart failure are also common on this stage.

• Stage 4: In this stage, your dog’s heart is compromised by a large mass of worms that block the blood flow back to the heart. This syndrome, known as caval syndrome, is life threatening and must be treated with surgery. Unfortunately, this surgery is very risky and may not be enough to save the dog’s life. 

Keep in mind that not all dogs with heartworm disease will develop caval syndrome. However, if left untreated, heartworm disease can progress and damage your dog’s heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs. Call your veterinarian today to get your dog tested and discuss options for heartworm prevention.

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