Author Archives: Sheila Johnson, DVM

Medibles and Your Dog

Sheila Johnson, DVM   November 25, 2014   Comments Off on Medibles and Your Dog
Pot Brownie

With the arrival of legal marijuana in Oregon, both medical (now) and recreational (soon), the issue of dogs ingesting cannabis is becoming more widespread. Both nationally and here in Eugene, cases of dogs eating pot in some form or other have become more frequent. The availability of marijuana-infused food products, often called “medibles,” is exacerbating the problem and placing pets… Read more »

Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis

Sheila Johnson, DVM   June 6, 2014   Comments Off on Acupuncture for Treating Arthritis
Acupuncture For Arthritis

Arthritis can affect any joint, but most dogs are affected in the legs or spine. Often the cause is just normal wear and tear that occurs over the years, leading to erosion of the cartilage. This results in bone rubbing directly on bone which causes pain and a decreased quality of life for the pet. This can occur earlier in… Read more »

Salmon Poisoning

Sheila Johnson, DVM   June 14, 2012   Comments Off on Salmon Poisoning

As the wonderful Oregon summer rolls in and people and their pets begin exploring the great outdoors, it is important that you be aware of salmon poisoning. Salmon poisoning is an infection that dogs get from eating raw salmon or trout, and is only found in Oregon, Washington and Northern California west of the Cascade Mountains. This infection is caused… Read more »