Category Archives: Cat / Feline Health

The Fat Cat – Overweight Felines and What You Can Do

Current studies estimate that over 50% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. In fact, obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in our pet population. Unfortunately, the problem often goes unrecognized by their caretakers. So is your cat … Continue reading

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Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Fall is a great time for hiking in our beautiful Northwest wilderness, and many dogs enjoy hiking and backpacking along with their owners. Below are the ASPCA’s expert tips to ensure your dog’s safety as you explore the great outdoors: … Continue reading

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All About Fleas – Part 2 of 2

In our last blog post, we discussed fleas with a focus on identification, transmission, and associated illnesses. If you missed it, please refer to “Fleas 101” for July 2016. This month we will focus more closely on prevention and treatment. … Continue reading

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All About Fleas – Part 1 of 2

Ahhh, summer!  What’s better than a Western Washington summer, with our warm days and still enough moisture to keep our beautiful, lush greenery?  We all love it, and so do our pets, but unfortunately, we have some unwelcome guests that … Continue reading

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Lily Plants and Cats are a Toxic Combination

On one of our recent sunny days, Dr. Smith and her family were doing yard work when their kitty Splash decided to munch on the leaves of some daylily shoots that were coming up. Lily plants are highly toxic to cats: Easter … Continue reading

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Updated Spay and Neuter Recommendations

By Dr. Kim Hsu, Bothell Pet Hospital It has been said that practicing medicine is an art. Doctors continuously make recommendations that affect the health and well-being of their patients both short and long-term. The latest technology, new research findings, … Continue reading

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Ear Infections (Otitis Externa) in a Dog or Cat

Image by German photographer Elke Vogelsang It’s time for a pop quiz! What is the number one reason for vet visits? If you said ear infections, you’re right! According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, this was the number one reason for … Continue reading

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