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Keep your pet safe this Thanksgiving
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Every Thanksgiving, veterinarians across America get frantic calls from families whose cat or dog...

Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses
By Wendy Mallot, DVM, DACVIM; Hospital Director & Large Animal Internist, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Gastric (stomach) ulcers can wreak havoc on your show horse, turning your star competitor into an underweight,...

Thanksgiving Tips for Pet Owners
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, PVH emergency veterinarian Dr. Joe wanted to share these holiday tips from the AVMA: Keep the Thanksgiving feast...

Halloween Safety Tips for Our Animal Companions
By Dr. Joe and Dr. Stephanie Meyer Halloween may be one of your favorite holidays, but to your pet it can be the spookiest night of the year. With Halloween quickly...

Integrative Medicine Case Study: Chiropractic
By Dr. Joanne Fehr Integrative medicine has come into the forefront of veterinary medicine, opening up many more opportunities for the highest level of care for our equine patients. Chiropractic care and...

New Disease Affecting Pets Across Washington State
Condition Coined “Seahawks Fever” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks disease outbreaks and studies the situations and causative agents for illnesses. Looking at...

What Is a Bone Scan, and Can It Help My Horse?
By Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital  Nuclear scintigraphy, or bone scan, is one of several tools that can be used in the diagnosis of lameness in horses.

You Ask, PVH Answers: Equine Prepurchase Exams
Q: What exactly is a prepurchase exam, and should I get one if I'm doing “XYZ” with my new potential horse?  A. A basic...

Pets and Water Safety: Do's and Don'ts
By Dini McGregor, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Swimming is a fun activity for a lot of dogs, and it can be a great way...

Water Toxicity and Pets
By Dr. Joe Musielak Did you know that too much water can cause problems (other than drowning) for your pet? This summer we are having MUCH...

Common Causes of Poor Performance in the Horse
By Liana Wiegel, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The ability of the horse to perform at any level is dependent on coordinated movements and complicated relationships among multiple different body systems. When...

Prepare Your Pet for the Fourth of July
By Drs. Joe Musielak and Stephanie Meyer, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Many of us with animal companions know that fireworks on the Fourth of July and at other times can lead to...

Pet First Aid: A Primer for Pet Parents
By Holly Droske, DVM April Is Pet First Aid Awareness Month For those of us with pets, pet first aid may not be a subject...

Spring Tune-Up for Your Horse
By Travis McKinzie, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Now that we have the longer days and spring upon us, we have the time and the weather to ride more. Whatever the discipline,...

Spring Ahead With These Seasonal Safety Tips for Your Pet
By Joe Musielak, DVM, PVH Small-Animal Emergency Department Spring is on the way! While almost everyone loves the onset of springtime, the season arrives with its own hazards for pets.

 
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