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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.

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...

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