Tag Archives: allergies

Year-round flea control?

Jim Johnson   June 14, 2012   Comments Off on Year-round flea control?

Q) How important is flea control here in Western Oregon? Do I have to use flea control in the winter? A) Yes, flea control is important in Western Oregon, and should be used all year round. In our practice, we have been seeing animals with severe flea problems, even over the winter. Flea bites are uncomfortable for your pet, and… Read more »

Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Judy Schroeder, DVM   June 13, 2012   Comments Off on Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Q) What causes ear infections? A) Ear infections in dogs and cats are common. They usually happen when something irritates the ear, causing excess wax production. Bacteria and/or yeast then thrive in this moist environment, leading to further pain, discomfort, and inflammatory changes to the ear canal. Allergy is a common cause of ear irritation, but foreign material in the… Read more »