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Central Oregon Pets - Spring 2022

Meet the winners in our Cutest Pets Contest, get tips on pandemic pounds, learn about ostrich farming and so much more

Meet Central Oregon's Cutest Pets!

From dogs to cats to goats, meet the winners in 11 categories of our Cutest Pets contest!

A Spay/Neuter Clinic in the Yucatán

Bend’s Street Dog Hero teams up with nonprofits in Mexico to treat over 400 pets

Final Farewell

It’s never a good time to say goodbye forever to our beloved pets

Losing the Pandemic Pounds

Pets, like their humans, tended to gain weight during the time of social distancing. Here are a few ways to help your pets get back to a more ideal weight.

Dog Docs Return

Central Oregon once again has options for emergency veterinary care, after months without

Rescue. Refuge. Rehome.

A local program brings low-cost spay and neuter services and a refuge for the pets of people in crisis

Precautions for Plants and Pets

Tips and advice for successful plant-pet cohabitation

Caring for Cats’ Chompers

A chat with a vet about feline dental health

Farming the World’s Largest Bird

A Central Oregon farmer seeks to revive a farming trend that can be an alternative to beef: Ostriches

Central Oregon Pets - Fall 2021

My Dog is My Child Syndrome

Six ways to know if you've been infected

An Uptick in Returned Pets?

Not so much, says local shelter representative

The Sheriff's Ranch

Lost and neglected animals get a second chance

Central Oregonians and the Chickens Who Love Them

Backyard chickens get some funny names. Some locals shared what they named theirs.

The Companion Animal Medical Project

Local nonprofit provides support for the unhoused and their pets

Central Oregon Pets - Spring 2021

A magazine for Bend's best friends

One Person, One Dog, One Backyard Iditarod

A how-to on skijoring with your favorite pup

Doggy Paddle

How to train a furry first mate to master the paddleboard

Is My Cat Bored? How Can I Get My Pets to Get Along

A local cat veterinarian answers these and other pressing cat-parent questions


It seems like everyone has an Instagram account these days—even some popular Central Oregon Pets

Pet Palooza

Here are our winners, the runner-ups and a few feline friends in our cutest pet contest

Central Oregon Pets - Fall 2020

A magazine for Bend's best friends

Rescuing Animals Out of the Ashes

Behind the scenes with Central Oregon's Pet Evacuation Team, which cared for dozens of pets from the recent fire zones

Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

Diluted essential oils can help with pets' emotional issues, as well as preventing some airborne illness, local holistic veterinarian says

Look Who's Talkin' Now

Local pet psychic communicates with everything from cats and dogs to fish and frogs

The Nose Knows: Working K-9s of Central Oregon

Local canines work in drug detection, search and rescue, and wildlife crimes

Pets in a Pandemic

With so much stress out there, pets' roles as emotional caretakers have become all the more apparent. Locals share how their pets are helping out

Central Oregon Pets - Spring 2020

A magazine for Bend's best friends

How Much Exercise is Too Much?

With sports such as mountain biking, local experts say less is better for your dog

Acupuncture For Dogs?

As Eastern medicine gains popularity and credibility among humans, local dogs appear to find the treatment beneficial

Training Truffle Hunting Dogs

Scent-trained dogs sniff out elusive fungi delicacies

It's a Dog's World in Bend. Cats Are Just Living in it

A conversation between two of the pet community's most important figures

Planning for Pets

What happens to your pets when you're no longer around?

Creepy Crawly Critters

Kelsey Yates has dedicated her life to eradicating stigmas and protecting Oregon wildlife

Meet The Pets

Get to know who the CO Pets staff calls their own

Pets' Free Pass By

Sorting out the myths of traveling with the pet you depend on for emotional support

Central Oregon Pets - Fall 2019

The magazine dedicated to the best friends of Bend and beyond

Avalanche Dogs to the Rescue

Mt. Bachelor utilizes trained dogs as part of its avalanche rescue and snow safety program

Calm, Cool & Collected

Alpine Veterinary Clinic teaches dog owners how to respond in case of an emergency



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