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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...

Does Your Cat Really Need an Annual Exam?
 By Deborah Carlson, DVM, Head of Pilchuck’s Cat Care Center You receive a reminder postcard from the veterinarian: Kitty is due for his annual exam. Your heart races, your palms sweat...

Easter Cautions for Pets
By Joe Musielak, DVM As many of you know Easter is just around the corner. This means family gatherings, children, Easter Ham (or your favorite large, heavy meal) and chocolate at...

EHV-1 Update 2012
Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital has confirmed that there are two positive EHV-1 cases in our region. Both cases were positive for the non-neurotropic form of EHV-1 (same as type as the...

Equine Vaccinations - Basic Guidelines for Horses at Home and on the Road
By Alexandra Abramson-Mooney, DVM, Ragan Garrett, DVM and Crystal Williams, DVM A good immunization program is a critical component of an equine health maintenance program and is essential to responsible horse...

Equine Wellness Seasonal Specials: Save 15%
As the weather changes, so do the needs of our equine friends. To help ready your horses for the coming winter, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer the equine...

EVH-1 Press Conference Summary
Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital EHV-1 Press Conference Summary Friday, May 20, 2011 Comments by Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Equine Internist, Critical Care and Neonatology Specialist We’re here today to provide updated information...

Follow-up on toxins: Aloe vera
Veterinary Q&A: Follow-up on toxins - aloe vera  Seattle Times Tails of Seattle - a Pets blog Posted by Neena Pellegrini A reader is concerned that a detangling shampoo...

Fourth of July Anxiety For Your Pet
By Joe Musielak, DVM Many of you with dogs are aware that they can have debilitating anxiety attacks to the fireworks on Independence Day. Even though this holiday comes on the...

Freezing Stallion Semen
Cryopreservation Of Equine Spermatozoa   History Successful cryopreservation of semen (frozen semen) was first performed in the early 20th century with bull semen and is extensively used in the cattle industry today. The...

From the Emergency Vet: Easter Cautions for Pets
By Joe Musielak, DVM, Pilchuck’s Small-Animal Emergency Department With Easter and springtime just around the corner, I wanted to focus on a few cautions specific to this time of year. For many,...

Handling Of Frozen Stallion Semen
These instructions are specific only to 5.0 ml straws prepared at PSERC. It is critical to precisely follow the instructions provided by the facility where the semen originates. Each...

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