Happiness is a
Healthy Pet

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.

How to Tell If Your Pet Isn’t Getting Enough Exercise 

Just like humans, pets require regular exercise to maintain their health and happiness. But gauging the right amount of exercise for your pet can be tricky. That’s why we’re here to explain how to tell if your pet is getting the physical activity they need. Below you’ll get a closer look at some signs that your pet is not getting enough exercise and may need additional walks, playtime, or engaging toys to get their energy out. 

Your Pet is Gaining Weight

While a noticeable increase in your pet’s weight may suggest a need for more exercise, it’s essential to look at the bigger picture. Weight gain can be a complex issue influenced by multiple factors, including diet, age, and health status. If your pet is gaining weight, increasing their exercise is a good start, but also assess their dietary habits and consult your veterinarian. They can help determine if the weight gain is solely exercise-related or if other factors are at play.

Your Pet is Becoming Withdrawn

A noticeable shift towards withdrawal in your pet’s behavior can definitely be worrying. This change could be associated with a lack of sufficient exercise. Active play and exercise are vital for a pet’s physical and mental stimulation. If your pet seems less sociable or more withdrawn, consider enhancing their daily activity. 

Your Pet is Destroying Things

If your pet is displaying destructive behavior, it could be a sign of an unmet need for physical exercise. Pets with excess energy often resort to behaviors like scratching, biting, or destructive chewing. It’s also important to consider if they are experiencing boredom, anxiety, or other behavioral issues. A combination of increased exercise and behavioral strategies can often help alleviate these problems.

Contact Your Veterinarian Today

Don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about your pet’s activity levels. Your veterinarian is the best resource for personalized care tips to keep your pet healthy.

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