Frequently Asked Questions

Vet Portland OR


Where should I go if there is an emergency?

If your pet has an emergency situation, we recommend taking them to our emergency facility. Our emergency service is available 24/7, so you can take your pet to us anytime or call us ahead before going to our facility.

How would I know if my pet is not feeling well?

Frequently, it can be difficult to tell that your pet is not feeling well. If you think your pet is not feeling well but you are unsure or are not acting right, contact us to have us assess your pet. Some apparent symptoms are limping, not eating, change of behavior, being tired, and having less energy. If you suspect your pet is not feeling well, contact us immediately.

How often should my pet have their teeth cleaned by professionals?

Your pet needs a professional dental exam, tooth scaling, and cleaning every year to maintain their healthy teeth and gum and treat any dental issues they may have. Your pet’s mouth and teeth should be examined by our vets regularly.

Is anesthesia safe for my pet?

At Vet Portland Oregon, our experts take all anesthetic cases seriously, and we use the safest approach that is personalized for each patient. This includes injectables for pain management and sedation and gas anesthetic agents.

Do I have to give my pet its medication in the middle of the night?

Some of the medications we prescribe are given up to three times a day or every 8-12 hours. If your pet is getting medication in the middle of the night, you may adjust the dosing times to a convenient time for you, such as early morning, before bed, and afternoon or evening.

When should I have my pet desexed?

The best time to desex your cat or dog is approximately at the age of 5 to 6 months. However, the procedure can be performed at most ages.

Do you see walk-ins?

At Vet Portland, we only accept clients who booked an appointment. However, we aim to fit in pets who need urgent medical attention into our schedule if possible. It would be best to call ahead so we can prepare or direct you somewhere else if we are in the middle of another emergency, so your pet can receive the most prompt treatment.