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Foals and Colostrum
By Brandi Holohan, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital A new foal is a wondrous thing when the delivery goes well, the mare-foal pair bond, and nursing successfully happens soon after foaling. But...

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Your Horse
(From a Veterinarian’s Point of View) By Liana Wiegel, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Each year, you make a New Year’s resolution for yourself, but what about what you could be doing for...

Making It Through the Cold, Dark Times Together
By Dr. Joe, Emergency Veterinarian at PVH In our morning rounds at PVH, we try to discuss subjects to help us better serve our...

Diabetes in Dogs and Cats
By Deborah Carlson, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that dogs and cats are also susceptible to developing diabetes?

Caring for the Senior Horse
By Travis McKinzie, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Let’s face it: Your older horse wouldn’t have stayed at your place this long if you didn’t love him or her. These horses may...

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets
By Stephanie Meyer, DVM, CVA, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, but to your pet it can be the spookiest night of the year. Please follow these...

Prepping Your Horse for Wintertime
By Stephanie Meyer, DVM, CVA, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The cold temperatures of winter present challenges for horses and their owners. Here are some preparation tips to help keep your horse healthy...

Avoiding Respiratory Problems in the Barn
By Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) and recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), often called “heaves” or “COPD,” are common causes of poor performance, increased respiratory effort...

Tendon and Ligament Injuries in the Horse
By Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital Tendon and ligament injuries are relatively common in the horse. These soft tissues carry the...

Pot and Your Pet: Keep Out of Paws’ Reach!
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck's Small-Animal Emergency Department Recent changes in marijuana laws have also had an effect on veterinary medicine. Many...

Summer Safety Tips for Pets
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck's Small-Animal Emergency Department Even though we live in an area where our average temperature is around 50° F, we do still see patients that are victims...

Feeding the Performance Horse
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital For many of you, the show season is in full swing. In order to keep your equine companion healthy and performing optimally, it...

Preparing Your Pet for the Fourth of July
By Stephanie Meyer, DVM, CVA The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many of us; however, your animal companion may not feel...

Safely Transporting Horses
By Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, DACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital To safely transport your horse, a checklist can be very helpful...

You Ask, Pilchuck Answers: A Horse That Needs to Gain Weight
Question: What are the BEST ways for a horse to gain weight if he/she can't have any sugar? : ) – Heather H. Answer: First of all, in answering this question,...

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