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The Dangers of Bloat and a Happy Ending for a Dog named Chaos
From the Emergency Vet: The Dangers of Bloat (And a Happy Ending for a Dog Named Chaos) By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital’s Small-Animal Emergency Department At 3 a.m. on a recent...

Summer Hazards for Dogs and Cats
Beware! Summer Hazards for Dogs and Cats By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital’s Small-Animal Emergency Department For people and their pets, every season of the year has its own set of...

A Horse Buyer’s Guide to the Prepurchase Exam
By Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck’s Equine Department What’s the Point? The prepurchase exam provides the buyer of a particular horse with enough information to make an informed decision about whether...

A Primer on Pet Nutrition and Wellness
By Risa Hill, LVT, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The saying “You are what you eat” holds more truth than many of us realize. Because the body utilizes what it is fed to...

Advances in Diagnosing Equine Lameness
Advances in Diagnosing Equine Lameness May 2011 By James E. Bryant, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck’s Equine Department Head, Staff Surgeon and Lameness Specialist Noticing a change in your horse’s gait is a worrisome experience....

Artificial Insemination And Your Mare
Puget Sound Equine Reproduction Center So, you have decided to breed your mare to the perfect stallion who lives several states away. You would like to keep her close to home...

Bon Voyage! Tips for Traveling With Pets
By Dini McGregor, DVM, Pilchuck’s Companion Animal Emergency Department The key to having a good experience when traveling with pets is to plan ahead. Some tips to consider: Make sure you have...

Breeding Services For Stallions
 Breeding Soundness Exam The staff at Puget Sound Equine Reproductive Center (PSERC) performs examinations to determine if stallions are able to cover mares and to evaluate their conception potential. The examination...

Breeding Soundness Of The Mare
Puget Sound Equine Reproductive Center (PSERC) staff provides examinations to determine a mare’s ability to conceive, safely carry a fetus to term, and successfully deliver a live, healthy foal. The...

Caring for the Working Dog and Canine Athlete
Caring for the Working Dog and Canine Athlete By Mark Davis, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, Small-Animal Surgery Specialist at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital All dogs are special – there’s no question about that! Some,...

Cat Physical Examinations
Does Your Cat Really Need That Annual Exam? By Deborah Carlson, DVM, Pilchuck’s Companion Animal Department It’s that time of year again when you receive a postcard from your veterinarian reminding you...

Common Summer Emergencies in Dogs and Cats
June 2011 Common Summer Emergencies in Dogs and Cats By Megan Lamon, DVM, Pilchuck’s Companion Animal ER Department While most people welcome summertime, the season brings its own set of hazards for our...

Dental Health and Your Pet, Part II
Last month, we learned about dental disease in our pets and the process in which it occurs. Now, let’s focus on prevention and care. Prevention is the best medicine. Thankfully, there...

Dental Health and Your Pet, Part One
By Kevin Wilson, DVM, Pilchuck’s Small-Animal Department In our busy lives, most people forget to floss their own teeth every day, so it is unlikely that many people are checking their...

Diagnostics – A Proactive Approach To Your Pet’s Care
By Joe Musielak, DVM When your pet is injured or ill, one of the most important things you can do to assist us in helping your pet is to understand the...

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