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Laminitis - A Medical Emergency for Horses
By Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS 11/8/2010 As most horse people know laminitis (founder) is a bad deal! The question that comes up is whether it is an emergency and therefore...

Making Your Dog’s Senior Years Golden
Making Your Dog’s Senior Years Golden May 2011 By Jeffrey F. Duke, DVM, Head of Pilchuck’s Companion Animal Department “So, when is my dog considered ‘old’?” This question comes up a lot...

Management of the Geriatric Horse
By Jennifer Stonewater, DVM, Pilchuck’s Equine Department   Today’s horses live longer, more productive lives due to improvements in nutrition, management and health care.   Horses are considered geriatric around 18 years,...

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion… What to do when your pet has diarrhea
By Joe Musielak, DVM Transporting your pet to your regular veterinarian or the closest emergency hospital is your first step. Drive SAFELY! It does your pet no good if you get...

Neutering: A Necessary Evil or Good for Pets?
By Joe Musielak, DVM As often as you hear Veterinarians recommending that you spay or neuter your pet you would think that we have something against puppies and kittens. Nothing could...

Parvovirus – Vaccination Is the Kinder, Gentler and More Economic Way to Care
By Joe Musielak, DVM Each species of animal has its own version of parvovirus, even humans. In each species it can have different presentations. In dogs and cats we see canine...

Pet Water Safety
Veterinary Q&A: water safety Tails of Seattle: A pets blog SeattleTimes – June 29, 2011 Posted by Neena Pellegrini Dr. Dini McGregor, an emergency-clinic veterinarian at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish,...

Pilchuck Discharges EHV-1 Patient After Horse Tests Negative for Virus 5/25/2011
Media Contact: Charlotte Graeber charlotte@charlotte-works.com   415.351.8675 Pilchuck Discharges EHV-1 Patient After Horse Tests Negative for Virus Snohomish, Wash., May 26, 2011– Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital (PVH) has confirmed that the horse the...

Poisoning – Thousands Of Substances Are Harmful To Your Pets
By Joe Musielak, DVM Poisons or toxins refer to any substance that has a potentially harmful effect on an organism. We see pets on a weekly basis that have been accidentally exposed...

Should I Consider Spaying My Mare?
Many mares can be difficult to work with when they are cycling. Most of us have experience with cranky, even aggressive mares that cause havoc when they are in heat. These...

Spring Hazards for Pets
By Joe Musielak, DVM As many of you know, spring is on the way. While almost everyone loves the onset of spring and summer, these seasons have their own hazards for...

Tendon and Ligament Injuries from prevention to prognosis
by Michelle Delco, DVM, DACVS (Note: This article originally appeared in the May 2012 issue of Northwest Horse Source: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1wlkn/NWHSMAY2012/resources/index.htm) Tendon and ligament injuries are common causes of equine lameness, responsible for...

The Importance of Equine Dental Care
By Brandi Holohan, DVM, Pilchuck’s Equine Department Horses have a dental arrangement unique to their species that requires regular maintenance and care. Routine dental examinations are essential to your horse’s overall health,...

The Importance of the Balanced Equine Foot
By James Bryant, DVM, DACVS, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital The old saying “no hoof, no horse” still holds very true in this age of advanced diagnostics, improved treatments and increased endeavors for...

Update on EHV-1 in Washington State
Snohomish, Wash., March 29, 2012– As a leading provider of equine veterinary care in Western Washington, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospitalis closely monitoring recently reported cases of equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1)...

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