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Meet Isaiah!

Isaiah came into Hood River Alpine Veterinary Hospital last month with symptoms including vomiting and an extended abdomen. After a thorough exam and an x-ray, his diagnosis was Gastric Dilation and Volvus Syndrome. This condition is also known as torsion or bloat.
Bloat happen when the stomach fills with food or water. Once the stomach becomes overextended it has the possibility of twisting which can cut off the circulation to the stomach and intestines. This condition can be fatal and is an emergency that should be seen by your veterinarian immediately.
Luckily, Isaiah was a lucky boy, and with Dr. Foss’s help […]

Foaling pictures – Clarissa and her colt

Clarissa is a registered Haflinger and was a volunteer at Alpine’s open house a couple of months ago. Many of the kids commented that she was very round… we can now see why.


Clarissa was bred with a quarter horse, hoping to have another driving horse who is larger than her. Here are some pictures of the progression of her foaling:

West Niles News

The first case of West Nile disease has been found in a mosquito sample taken this 2010 season in Grant county.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has recently come out with the report on the postitive cases of West Nile in the state for last year. Here is the article:
For 2009, Washington had a total of 72 horses confirmed positive for West Nile. Washington has had the dubious honor of leading the nation in cases the last two years. Please urge your clients to consider vaccination especially if they are in the Yakima, Benton, Kittitas or Grant counties. The virus […]

Iams Canned Cat Food Recalled

Certain batched of Iams canned cat food is being recalled. It has been found to contain insufficient levels of thiamine or vitamin B1, which is essential for cats. Cats that are fed primarily the canned food are those with highest risk.

Early symptoms include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. Advanced thiamine deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms.

Cans affected were 3 and 5.5 ounce cans of Iams ProActive Health Cat and Kitten Food that carry a stamp between 9/2011 and 6/2012.

For further information or a product refund call P&G at 877-340-8826

Open House 2010 was a success!

Every year in May, Hood River Alpine Veterinary Hospital opens it’s doors to local kids and classrooms for tours of our clinic. This
year we had approximately 200 kids come through the clinic to learn the workings of the clinic and to meet a variety of animals.
We had a great crew of volunteers this year who brought their animals to share them with the community. Blonde Velvet Alpacas brought in two alpacas, Julie Harvey brought in her loved cow “Norman” and our favorite dog “Smoothie” who helped patrol the groups. Little Bit Ranch Supply loaned us some chicks and Arlene […]