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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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That Doggone Itch!

By Naomi Keiper DVM One of the more common reasons for dogs to visit the veterinarian is itchy skin. Pruritus (itch) can be a frustrating condition for both owners and veterinarians due its many complex underlying causes and the challenges … Continue reading

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A Case of Xylitol Poisoning in a Dog

Did You Know Xylitol Can Have Serious and Fatal Effects in Dogs? by Dr. Lesley Kovar Kaiya is a 2 year old Husky who, a couple of weeks ago, ate protein bars baked by her owner. Several hours later, she … 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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About Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that occurs worldwide and is emerging as a more common diagnosis in the Puget Sound area. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria Leptospira, of which there are several serovars (strains) of significance. There are … Continue reading

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