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
Top 10 Feline Names
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
- Vomiting, diarrhea and other intestinal issues
- Ingesting inappropriate items
- Wounds and lacerations
- General pain and discomfort
- Urinary tract issues
- Respiratory issues
- Trauma (falling, broken and fractured bones, hit by car,etc.)
- Cancerous and non-cancerous masses
- Allergic reactions
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.
- Human or animal medication
- Grapes or raisins
- Chicken bones or other meat bones
- Dog or cat toys
- Rat poison or pesticides
- Plastic (toys, dishes, bags, etc.)
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.
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.