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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.

Managing Anxiety in Pets

Are your four-legged friends acting overly aggressive or behaving out of character? Anxiety isn’t exclusively a human condition, and it’s certainly not uncommon in pets. From sudden noise to separation from their loved ones, numerous factors can trigger anxiety in pets. If your cat or dog has been more anxious than usual lately, don’t worry–we’re here to help you recognize the signs of pet anxiety and learn what you can do to help. 

The Signs of Anxiety in Pets

In dogs, watch out for symptoms such as incessant barking, panting, restless pacing, or unexpected destructive behaviors. Cats are slightly more subtle in their behavior. They may show signs of anxiety through habits like over-grooming, hiding away, or even uncharacteristic aggression. Additionally, alterations in eating patterns or litter box usage in any pet could indicate stress. Examples include urinating in the house and refusing to eat as normal. In general, be on the lookout for unusual behaviors–sudden changes in how your pet is acting are usually indicators of a problem. 

Tips For Managing Anxiety in Pets

Managing anxiety in pets involves a combination of physical activity, mental stimulation, and sometimes, medical intervention. Regular exercise can help to alleviate stress by burning off excess energy and promoting better sleep. Mental stimulation, such as puzzle toys or training exercises, can also distract your pet and provide a positive outlet for their nervous energy. 

For pets experiencing high levels of anxiety, a consultation with your veterinarian might be necessary. They may suggest behavioral therapies or prescribe anti-anxiety medication. Some pets may need their medication indefinitely, while others may only need it in the short-term. 

If non-medicinal techniques aren’t working or your pet is suddenly behaving differently, it’s time to consult your veterinarian. They can help you identify your pet’s anxiety triggers and work towards finding effective solutions that help your pet stay stress-free.

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