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Foxtail Season Is Here

Jul 7, 2022

Every year between June and August we see many dogs with these pesky pokey little grass seeds (foxtails) working their way into feet, ears, and even under eyelids. Sometimes they require surgery to be removed. You will see grass seeds typically growing in clumps (but can be more sparse) under trees, along sidewalks, and in any grassy areas such as parks.

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Pet Insurance

Aug 20, 2021

Why pet insurance? Pet owners must be prepared to take on the financial responsibility of maintaining a pet’s health and well-being. An unexpected illness or accident can take a toll on your finances. Public demand for optimal pet care has advanced veterinary emergency medical procedures and treatments. This has in turn increased the costs of […]

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Seeds of Grass

Jul 8, 2021

Grass awns or grass seeds don’t sound terribly hazardous to your pet’s health.  But these small arrow shaped seeds can result in penetrating trauma and abscess formation when stuck in the skin. During the summer and fall months, certain types of grasses produce seeds with barbs that behave similar to a fishhook, they attach easily […]

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No Pot for Pets

Feb 25, 2021

In Washington state, Initiative 502 legalized the sale and recreational use of small amounts of licensed and regulated marijuana-related products for adults aged 21 and over.  Regardless of its legal status, veterinarians have been aware of it as a toxicant for as long as it has been a commonly used medical and recreational substance.  Trupanion, […]

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Pandemic Puppies

Nov 11, 2020

Getting a pandemic puppy? Already have one by now?  You are not alone, believe me.  During the past 6 months our family veterinary practice has seen a flood of these cute little fur babies arrive to help our community cope and find some joy for themselves during such stressful, challenging times.   It seems that being […]

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