Author Archives: Jim Johnson

New Tech: Eye-Fi

Jim Johnson   October 27, 2012   Comments Off on New Tech: Eye-Fi

This is no big deal but it is so cool that I just have to share it. We’ve been taking digital pictures of pets for our records for several years now. The process for getting them from the camera to our records has always been a little clunky, though: after the photo is taken, the tech has to bring the… Read more »

In Defense of Outdoor Cats – or, The Ballad of Louie and Haskell

Jim Johnson   October 19, 2012   Comments Off on In Defense of Outdoor Cats – or, The Ballad of Louie and Haskell
Louie - An Outdoor Cat

I’ve been thinking about indoor cats vs. outdoor cats recently. Earlier this year, we joined the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP); through them we learned of the Indoor Pet Initiative, the proponents of which contend that pets are better off both mentally and physically if they are kept indoors. I can’t argue that cats aren’t physically safer if they… Read more »

Rabid Bat found in Eugene

Jim Johnson   September 21, 2012   Comments Off on Rabid Bat found in Eugene
A bat, which could carry rabies

The Register-Guard reported this morning that a bat recently killed by a Eugene cat tested positive for rabies. The full article is here. This is not really news but it serves as an important reminder: cats need to be vaccinated for rabies too! The state requires that dags be vaccinated for rabies, but unfortunately does not have the same requirement… Read more »

Our new hours

Jim Johnson   August 29, 2012   Comments Off on Our new hours

Just a quick reminder: we are changing our hours. This Saturday, September 1, will be our last Saturday. Starting on September 4, our hours will be: Monday – 8 AM to 6 PM Tuesday – 8 AM to 8 PM Wednesday- 8 AM to 6 PM Thursday – 8 AM to 8 PM Friday – 8 AM to 6 PM… Read more »

Exercise caution in dealing with big-box pharmacies

Jim Johnson   August 19, 2012   Comments Off on Exercise caution in dealing with big-box pharmacies

I want to talk briefly about what’s going on in the veterinary pharmacy business, and how it could affect your pet. This is a deep and controversial topic, but I want to skirt the arguable issues and focus on what it means to you and your pets. First of all: as everyone knows by now, the veterinary pharmacy business has… Read more »