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Leave your pooch pal at home

AUTHOR: DIONE L.BLACK, LVT With the arrival of the summer months and beautiful warm sunny days, this is a good time to remind pet owners of the dangers of leaving their beloved pet in parked cars, even for a minute. Like everyone else in the beautiful state of Washington, I happily…

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Summer Safety

Authored By: Sarah Kenne, LVT Summer is officially here, and many people are spending time in the great outdoors with their pets. Long after winter holiday decorations have been packed away and bright, spring candies have been eaten, warm weather outings bring a new set of safety concerns for pet owners.…

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Parvovirus Enteritis

Authored By:  Kathryn R. Krueger, DVM What is Parvovirus? Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease spread by the fecal material of affected animals. The virus infects the walls of the intestines, causing the interior lining of the intestines to slough. It is a serious disease and can be over 90%…

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2014 Seattle Met Top Vets

We have exciting news! Dr. James C. Little has been selected in the 2013  and 2014  list of Top Veterinarians in Seattle Met magazine! Ballots were sent to veterinarians in our four local counties, asking which veterinarians they would recommend to provide care to your loved ones and  Dr. James…

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The Great Horned Owl

This beautiful (we believe female) owl  was found in early April by good samaritans in Thurston County. She was on the ground with eye and wing injuries of unknown origin, most likely hit by a car. She was treated at Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue in Olympia and transferred to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter in…

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What is MDR??

Multidrug Sensitivity in Dogs *Drug sensitivities result from a mutation in the multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1). This gene encodes a protein, P-glycoprotein that is responsible for pumping many drugs and other toxins out of the brain. Dogs with the mutant gene cannot pump some drugs out of the brain as a…

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Plants poisonous to Cats

Below is a list of plants that are considered toxic to cats.   Unfortunately it is impossible to name all of the plants so if you have questions please seek veterinary care as soon as possible.  AcocantheraAconiteAlfalfaAlmond (pits)Aloe VeraAlocasiaAlsike CloverAmaryllisAmsinckiaAngels TrumpetAngels WingsApple (seeds)Apple Leaf CrotonApricot (Pits)ArrowgrassArrowhead VineAsparagus FernAutumn CrocusAvacado (fruit…

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Stop the Scratching!

Tips for having flea free pets By: Janet Beagley, DVM Fleas are a common problem for our furry friends. You may have an itchy, miserable pet that has scratched all the hair of its rear end, little rice grain segments found in your pet's poop (these may be tapeworms, which…

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HARBOR SEALS (Phoca vitulina)

Written by: James Moore, DVM Walking along Puget Sound beaches or sitting in your boat, you may see a curious earless harbor seal face rise from the water to check you out. Harbor seals are the most abundant marine mammal along Puget Sound. Although curious, they are shy animals and…

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Behavior Series: Head and Chest harnesses what’s all the fuss?

The first in our behavior series will be a study of chest and head harnesses. To start this process you will need to know that the best thing for a well behaved pet is you. Gentle, firm, consistent training is the key to success for any pet. In order to…

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