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A Cautionary Note About Banamine and Colic
By Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA When a horse starts to colic, it is always stressful. Through their veterinarian, many owners have access to flunixin meglumine (trade name: Banamine), which is...

May Is Pet Cancer Awareness Month
By Timothy John, DVM, Pilchuck’s Small-Animal Department Many of us think of our dogs and cats as family members, so it can be devastating to hear if one of our furry...

Horse Health: When Is It an Emergency?
By Annie King, DVM, Equine Ambulatory Department, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital We’ve all been there: You come home from a long day at work to find one of your horses has become...

Parasite Prevention and Your Pet
By Jeffrey F. Duke, DVM, Head of PVH’s Small-Animal Department We are fortunate to live in an area where effective health and safety standards allow us humans to live without significant fear of routine sickness and...

Pasture-associated Laminitis
An update from Dr. Annie King and the PVH equine department: With all the fresh spring grass, we are unfortunately starting to see our first cases of laminitis this year. Many...

Equine Barn and Show Biosecurity
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The days are finally getting longer, and you are likely starting to polish up the show tack and clean out the trailer. At...

Deworming: It’s Not One Size Fits All
By Wendy Mollat, DVM, DACVIM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital This article also could be titled...

Q&A: Basic Equine Dental Anatomy
With Liana Wiegel, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital  Q: Why do horses develop sharp dental points?  A: A horse’s mouth is different from ours,...

Why Does It Cost So Much to Clean a Pet's Teeth?
By Kevin Wilson, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital About 80 percent of dogs and cats over 2 years of age have significant oral health issues. Neglecting dental disease can result in pain,...

Featured Case: Chevy
Home > Articles > Small-Animal   We saw sweet Chevy go from critical condition … to tail wagging. All the best to Chevy and her family as Chevy...

Is a Baby in Your Mare's Future?
Home > Articles > Equine   By Brandi Holohan, DVM   Breeding Considerations in the Older Mare More often these days, a mare is presented for breeding because the owner wants...

New Year’s Resolutions for Pets
Home > Articles > Small-Animal By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, Small-Animal Emergency New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for people: Consider including your pets in your goal-setting...

Breeding Basics
Home > Articles > Equine   By Brandi Holohan, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital   Before you take on the endeavor of breeding, you should equip yourself with some basic knowledge...

Equine Dental Health and Performance
Home > Articles > Equine   By Brandi Holohan, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital   Routine...

Equine Fall Vaccines
Home > Articles > Equine   By Liana Wiegel, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital    Vaccines for horses are grouped...

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