Portland, OR. After treating more than 15,500 animal patients last year, DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Animal Hospital offers a snapshot of the most popular pet names in the Portland area. Charlie the puppy came to DoveLewis for help with his paw, he has of the most popular patient names. Did your pet’s name make the list?

Top 10 Canine Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Lucy
  3. Sadie
  4. Bella
  5. Daisy
  6. Tucker
  7. Molly
  8. Luna
  9. Jack
  10. Lola

Top 10 Feline Names

  1. Luna
  2. Kitty
  3. Oliver
  4. Leo
  5. George
  6. Jack
  7. Charlie
  8. Frankie
  9. Simon
  10. Sophie

DoveLewis also has several less appealing lists…. intestinal issues account for the largest percentage of patients treated in an emergency hospital, as it is symptomatic of numerous injuries and illnesses.

Top 10 Medical Issues Treated

  1. Vomiting, diarrhea and other intestinal issues
  2. Ingesting inappropriate items
  3. Wounds and lacerations
  4. General pain and discomfort
  5. Urinary tract issues
  6. Respiratory issues
  7. Trauma (falling, broken and fractured bones, hit by car,etc.)
  8. Cancerous and non-cancerous masses
  9. Allergic reactions
  10. Seizure

Top 10 Items Ingested by Animals

Dietary indiscretions is the second largest issues treated at DoveLewis. Last year, patients ate more than 150 types of food, objects and other inappropriate items that caused illness or injury. Topping the list are chocolate and marijuana (usually eaten by pets in the form of edibles), which are extremely toxic to animals. More solid items – like bones, toys and plastic – can cause damage as they move through a pet’s body.

  1. Chocolate
  2. Marijuana
  3. Human or animal medication
  4. Grapes or raisins
  5. Chicken bones or other meat bones
  6. Socks
  7. Dog or cat toys
  8. Rat poison or pesticides
  9. Plastic (toys, dishes, bags, etc.)
  10. Lilies

Some of the more unique items ingested include a diamond ring, doll hair, fireworks, lacrosse ball, thumbtacks and an entire roll of toilet paper. Plus, one dog ate three remote controls and another patient consumed 28 tampons.

Lacrosse ball stuck in the back of a dog’s throat

Thumbtacks ingested by a dog

Rib bone ingested by a puppy

Small plastic toys ingested by a dog

A hearing aid battery ingested by a puppy

DoveLewis treated the most patients ever in a 24-hour period on January 1st – 104 animals. A total of 261 patients were treated over the holiday weekend.

The animal hospital is located at 
1945 NW Pettygrove St, Portland, Oregon 97209

About DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, established in 1973 and based in Portland, Oregon, is the only nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and intensive care unit in the region. With 43 years of service to the community, DoveLewis has treated more than 500,000 animals. DoveLewis also has seven donor-supported community programs that serve animals in need and the animal-loving community. For more information, please visit dovelewis.org.