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Muzzle Myths

Muzzles: They get a bad rap. Hearing that your dog or cat needs a muzzle is often scary, and you might even feel a little embarrassed. The truth is that muzzles are much more common than you might think and are even Fear Free approved tools! We want to debunk a few myths about muzzles […]

Lost, Found, Lost Again: The Story of Beau

By G. Mark Norman, DVM Many of you have inquired about the fate of Beau, my sister Ellen’s bearded collie who was lost in my hometown of Keokuk, IA. There’s great news to report: Beau has been captured and returned home! His 10-week long lost and found story involves a good deal of persistence, devotion, […]

The Dangers of Discount Pet Dentals

Have you seen ads for those low-cost dental clinics that will clean your pet’s teeth for less? They promise cleaner, healthier teeth for your dog or cat at cheap prices. But beware: most discount dental clinics are less expensive because they don’t use anesthesia! In fact, they don’t do a lot of things that ensure […]

Fear Free Professionals at Bethany Family Pet Clinic

Over the last few months, our doctors and staff have focused their attention on becoming a “Fear Free” clinic. Fear Free is not only a tactic, it is a certified program for veterinary facilities. This program teaches veterinarians and staff to uphold a level of care that promotes trust between veterinary staff, patients (your pets), […]

We’re Absolutely Dashing!

Get ready to join us on Saturday, May 12th at Oregon Humane Society‘s 2018 Doggie Dash! We will have a VIP booth for our clients and their team members who are participating this year. Our booth will have tables and chairs so bring your pancake breakfast over and eat with us. You can also join us […]

Pet Loss Therapy Workshop

April 5, 2018 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bethany Village Centre Community Room 15160 NW Laidlaw Rd., Portland OR. 97229 (first room on the right on the first floor) Bethany Family Pet Clinic will be hosting a Pet Loss Therapy Art Workshop with Enid Traisman, MSW Certified Grief Counselor and Pet Loss Support Program Director […]

Canine Flu

What You Need to Know Have you heard of “the dog flu”? Just like people, dogs can get viruses and bacterial infections. While no cases of canine influenza have been reported in Oregon, the virus has made its way to Washington state, which means the risk has increased for pets in our area. When infected […]

Bethany Village Centre Summer Concert Series Pet Fashion Show

This year, we’ll be hosting a pet fashion show during the Bethany Village Centre Concert intermission on July 27! This is a free event, and it’s open to any pet and pet owner who can walk across the stage, fashionably, during intermission. Fashionable pets must wear either a pet outfit, a fashionable bow, a fashionable […]

Planning a Road Trip With Fido

At Bethany Family Pet Clinic, we have comfortable boarding facilities for cats and dogs that meet all pets’ needs while their owners are on vacation. But sometimes the joy of having a pet means taking him on vacation with you! If you’re hitting the road with your pet this summer, make sure you plan ahead […]

Is Your Cat Overdue for a Vet Visit?

According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their owners. However, over half of them never return to the vet in subsequent years. While it’s true that cats are often low-maintenance pets compared to dogs, cats still need regular wellness care—like […]