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Ever wanted to try something fun and new? MJ is sporting her new Dino Doo! Long haired cats often need what's called a l...
05/07/2022

Ever wanted to try something fun and new? MJ is sporting her new Dino Doo! Long haired cats often need what's called a lion cut. This is when we shave all hair except the head, feet, and tail. It's much more manageable for grooming and prevents matting because some long-haired cats resist brushing. This is a variation of that leaving some short tufts for her to groom. I think she looks adorable ❤️ #dinodoo #petsandpeople

Nothing is more joyful than seeing your technician snuggling their patients and overhearing "Spanky, I could hold you fo...
05/05/2022

Nothing is more joyful than seeing your technician snuggling their patients and overhearing "Spanky, I could hold you forever and you would make everything better."🥰 #petsandpeople #Animality

This is a blood feather. The red arrow is pointing at it. Feathers that are filled with blood are new feathers. They loo...
05/01/2022

This is a blood feather. The red arrow is pointing at it. Feathers that are filled with blood are new feathers. They look purple or grey-blue in color. As the blood dries up and the feather matures the feather becomes hollow like the rest of the feathers pictured here. These feathers look white. If a bird injures a blood feather and it bleeds it should be removed. You can use flour or cornstarch on the area to get it to stop bleeding temporarily but ideally you should see a medical professional to have the bleeding feather removed. Once pulled, it will grow back. As feathers mature and age, they fall out on their own-this is called molting and typically happens 2 to 3 times per year. #bloodfeather #molting

What does an elephant, your food, a hamster, and medical care have to do with one another? Everything...because we are a...
04/30/2022

What does an elephant, your food, a hamster, and medical care have to do with one another? Everything...because we are all connected, and veterinarians have their hands in all of it. Today is World Veterinary Day! It's a day that celebrates veterinary professionals and their contribution to supporting animal health. Veterinarians not only provide care to your beloved pets, but they also work to keep domestic and wild animals safe and protected, they monitor public health situations and diseases that can affect people like COVID-19, they keep our food supply safe to eat, they protect the environment, and they contribute vital research that benefits animals and people. The scope of our careers are very far reaching and veterinarians from around the world share in all these efforts. I applaud all the veterinary professionals out there making a difference in pet's and people's lives! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 #WorldVeterinaryDay #petsandpeople #animality

Meet Dr. Hale and her new friend Pip! She is one of my amazing veterinarians and he is a 12-week-old bearded dragon. He ...
04/24/2022

Meet Dr. Hale and her new friend Pip! She is one of my amazing veterinarians and he is a 12-week-old bearded dragon. He spends the day at our hospital and nights and weekends with Dr. Hale. He also drives to work! Reptiles can steal our hearts as much as any dog or cat. Pip watches for her to come into the doctor's office and when she eats lunch, he pops out to eat his too! The bond we make with our pets starts early and lasts a lifetime. #petsandpeople #Animality

Two baby Peking ducks (just 4 weeks old!) presented last week for leg issues and not walking properly. Some very young d...
04/23/2022

Two baby Peking ducks (just 4 weeks old!) presented last week for leg issues and not walking properly. Some very young ducks cannot absorb nutrients as well as others and cause nutritional growth issues. This can cause balance and walking issues. Sometimes the issue happens “in the egg” prior to hatching but other times it happens after hatch. Supplementing with Vitamin B and Selenium will sometimes help these nutritional issues. So far so good with Duck 1 and Duck 2, they were starting to improve after their first injections. Other things that can affect leg issues in ducks can be growing too fast, gaining too much, and not having access to water for swimming. #pekingduck

Meet Rosie from 7 years ago after recovering from open heart surgery to correct her persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) ...
04/22/2022

Meet Rosie from 7 years ago after recovering from open heart surgery to correct her persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) AND meet Rosie today doing phenomenal! She is one of my most favorite patients because she beat all the odds! Our boarded surgeon performed the surgery and I assisted with anesthesia. Her fantastic owners cared for her postoperatively for months while she healed and learned to eat. PRAA causes a stricture around the esophagus so dogs can't eat or gain weight. Lots of patience, small feedings, and attentive owners allowed Rosie to be a normal dog! ❤️

What's in your Easter basket?? Meet Osiris and Anubis, two young leucistic sugar gliders that saw me for their well-chec...
04/17/2022

What's in your Easter basket?? Meet Osiris and Anubis, two young leucistic sugar gliders that saw me for their well-check this week. Leucistic means they have partial loss of pigmentation or melanin (what colors our skin) in their skin/fur. It's a genetic mutation in mammals, marsupials, birds, reptiles, and even humans. It is different from albinism, which is total loss of pigmentation. You will notice these two still have very dark eyes and a little color on their head. If they were albino they would be pure white and have red eyes. Since it occurs in many species it is highly studied to understand how genes work. This is a great example of how connected we are on a genetic level. Animals help us all the time understand how genes work. #sugarglider #leucistic #animality #HappyEaster

Sometimes life just needs a dose of cute for the day. Bella, the chihuahua, filled up my heart with all the joy I needed...
04/16/2022

Sometimes life just needs a dose of cute for the day. Bella, the chihuahua, filled up my heart with all the joy I needed for the day. Hope she makes your day too. #chihuahua #animality

Have you ever felt like hiding all day long????? Our pets do too. Greta, a 6-month-old kitten, who was in the hospital f...
04/12/2022

Have you ever felt like hiding all day long????? Our pets do too. Greta, a 6-month-old kitten, who was in the hospital for her spay thought hiding was the best option too. Our pets hide out of fear and anxiety and to also have a quiet place to re-center. We are no different. If you are feeling a bit anxious or perhaps very anxious, hiding can be an option to protect ourselves. Hiding and being alone can help us ground ourselves so we feel more comfortable and confident with a given situation. Quieting your mind also gives it the opportunity to find answers. In quiet and silence, the answers often appear. Have you ever not remembered a specific name or song, but you know you know it? Then when you are sleeping it comes to you! In quiet and silence your answers appear, give it a try. #spendtimealone #petsandpeople #animality

Meet Lucy! A 6-month-old Cavalier King Charles who I fell in love with the other day. She was in hospital for her spay a...
04/10/2022

Meet Lucy! A 6-month-old Cavalier King Charles who I fell in love with the other day. She was in hospital for her spay and on physical examination I saw she had a retained baby tooth. Baby teeth should fall out between 5-6 months, but sometimes certain baby teeth do not get the message! These retained baby teeth can cause problems with the adult teeth because they compete for root space and need to be removed. We removed this tooth while she was under anesthesia for her spay. It is important to check your puppies' teeth and make sure these baby teeth fall out. If not be sure to see your vet to have them removed so they don’t cause problems in the future. #cavalierkingcharlesspaniel #dogbabyteeth

ATTENTION BACK-YARD POULTRY PET OWNERS!!! Bird flu or Avian Influenza has been detected in almost all states and globall...
04/09/2022
USDA APHIS | 2022 Confirmations of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial and Backyard Flocks

ATTENTION BACK-YARD POULTRY PET OWNERS!!! Bird flu or Avian Influenza has been detected in almost all states and globally. Bird flu is an influenza virus carried by wild birds and spread through the air to our chickens and ducks. It is called Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. (HPAI). HPAI has been discovered in wild birds (which rarely are affected but can spread the disease) and they transmit it to our back-yard poultry. It is highly contagious and often fatal (meaning your pet birds will die.) Also, as with any influenza virus, it can be, but rarely, contagious to you as well. The USDA has confirmed avian influenza in many states in wild birds and poultry, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/avian-influenza/hpai-2022/2022-hpai-commercial-backyard-flocks and is making recommendations for all back-yard poultry flocks, here, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/defend-the-flock-program/defend-the-flock-program to keep them safe. Chickens and ducks can exhibit many clinical signs including watery eyes, swollen head, lethargy, not eating, decreased egg production, loose and watery droppings, and death. Can pet inside birds, like parrots, be affected? Yes, they can but it is unlikely for our inside birds to have exposure unless you leave windows open in close proximity to wild birds. If you suspect bird flu in your pet birds please seek veterinary attention right away. The key to prevent the spread of bird flu is to diagnose it and quarantine flocks quickly so we reduce spread of this fatal virus. #BirdFlu #hpai #FlockDefender

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04/03/2022

This tortoise had his lower beak form a sharp point that cut a hole in his upper beak. I trimmed it so the top beak can heal over the next months and years. Monitor your tortoises beak for alignment. When these things happen, nutrition needs to be addressed. Many tortoises have varied and complex diets and it's important that they are offered foods which will keep them healthy. #tortoisebeaktrim #tortoisecare #tortoise #animality
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This is one of my absolute favorite photos of all time. It hangs at my All Pets hospital and I snapped a picture of the ...
04/02/2022

This is one of my absolute favorite photos of all time. It hangs at my All Pets hospital and I snapped a picture of the picture while I worked there yesterday. It's my daughter (now 18!) at age 3 with a new foster kitten. I can't help but only find joy in this photo. Children and pets know joy, love, kindness, compassion-it's all there. The connection they have is so raw and beautiful. They are the same. Nothing I have ever seen captures it better than this photo. It simply fills me up. #joy #love #kindness #animality

Sometimes things look unfixable but with a dedicated owner we can make even the smallest creatures better. This little h...
03/27/2022

Sometimes things look unfixable but with a dedicated owner we can make even the smallest creatures better. This little hamster had an eye that looked like it could not be saved. I took him to surgery and discovered he had an abscess behind his eye that needed to be drained. Retrobulbar abscesses happen to many pets (infections behind the eye) and cause severe eye damage. Luckily, this little one had surgery in time and 2 weeks later-his eye is healed! #hamster

Sometimes birds have severely overgrown beaks which can prevent them from eating. Skilled veterinarians can perform beak...
03/26/2022

Sometimes birds have severely overgrown beaks which can prevent them from eating. Skilled veterinarians can perform beak trims so these birds can eat again. It's important to note that most birds with beak issues have underlying nutritional or medical issues causing an overgrown beak so a thorough medical work-up is warranted to determine why. #beaktrim #birdcare

Guinea pigs are prone to severe eye infections typically from trauma from hay or debris getting into their eyes. With pr...
03/23/2022

Guinea pigs are prone to severe eye infections typically from trauma from hay or debris getting into their eyes. With proper eye treatment the eyes can be saved! It's important to have owners who can medicate the eyes frequently. This pig’s eye is almost fully recovered after just 1 week of treatment. #guineapigs

03/17/2022

Meet Yoko, a little (very cute) Guinea Hen who was attacked by a hawk. She needed to have a large laceration closed on her inner leg and a smaller laceration on her vent. Yoko is just waking from anesthesia and her laceration repair in the video. We hope she continues to heal uneventfully. Be well Yoko🙏❤️. #guineahen #gratitute

Meet Abby and Benjamin, two Flemish Giant rabbits that are only 18 weeks old. They are housemates and because one was a ...
03/12/2022

Meet Abby and Benjamin, two Flemish Giant rabbits that are only 18 weeks old. They are housemates and because one was a girl and the other a boy, we needed to sterilize them so there were no baby Abby and Benjamin's!

I get this question a lot-if they are brother and sister same species can they still reproduce? The answer is YES! Animals don't care if they are related, they want to reproduce when sexually mature. Please keep this in mind with all pets. If you don't want babies, one or both will need to be sterilized. In this case Abby's uterus and ovaries were removed and Benjamin's testicles were removed. So, both will be unable to reproduce. #flemishgiant

Our profession celebrates International Women's Day and all the accomplishments of women veterinarians! My team of docs ...
03/08/2022

Our profession celebrates International Women's Day and all the accomplishments of women veterinarians! My team of docs (all women!) that work at my three hospitals are an amazing group of bright, talented, committed, and magnificent women who have overcome so many obstacles to make their careers happen. I strive for hospitals that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all; a place where differences are celebrated and welcomed! I celebrate you today and everyday. #internationalwomensday #celebratewomen

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BIG NEWS! We are extremely pleased to announce that we are moving and building a much larger space to accommodate our clients and their pet families. We will remain in Greenland just down the street- right next to Tractor Supply in the small plaza next to Ka Lani Massage Specialist and Aroma Joe's at 13 March Farm Way. We will expand to 4 exam rooms, a large waiting area and expanded parking and much more. Most importantly, we will have the same wonderful staff and owner. For a sneak peak, take the tour with our owner, Dr. Melissa Magnuson, The Conscious Vet Our target move in date is November 1. Stay tuned for more updates!
Thank you to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our owner, Dr. Melissa Magnuson, The Conscious Vet ❤️
This is the most amazing yet heart-wrenching video. It reminded me of your understanding of animals and their people. https://www.facebook.com/randomvideos77/videos/2116867285047941
I was wondering if hypothyroidism and addisons is passed from parents to puppies
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Good Afternoon Dr. Can you please assist me with advice. This is my cat SKOLLIE. There is something wrong
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