Friday, July 22, 2016

Protect Your Pets with These Water Safety Tips

There's nothing better than cooling off in a pool, lake or the ocean on a hot day, particularly if you wear a fur coat year-round. Unfortunately, our pets aren't aware of the dangers that water can pose. A few precautions can help you ensure that your pet enjoys the water safely this summer.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Does Your Dog Suffer From Anxiety?

Anxious dogs tend to act out in ways their people do not like. If you have ever returned home to discover shredded pillows or bite marks on your front door, you are probably familiar with the consequences of anxiety. Understanding why your dog is anxious is the key to helping your dog overcome this common problem.
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Seasonal Allergies Can Make Your Pet Miserable

Winter is quickly becoming a distant memory as the days warm up and plants and trees come into bloom. Unfortunately, the change in seasons can cause unpleasant symptoms for pets that suffer from seasonal allergies. Because dogs and cats do not experience the same allergy symptoms as people, you might not even be aware that your pet has allergies.
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Gastroenteritis in Pets

Gastroenteritis in Pets

Lengthy bouts of vomiting and diarrhea can be a sign that your pet has gastroenteritis, a common condition that occurs when the lining of the stomach and intestines becomes irritated. Since frequent diarrhea and vomiting can lead to dehydration, a visit to the veterinarian is a good idea if you notice any of the signs of gastroenteritis....Read the full article

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Giant Kidney Worms in Dog of Local Military Veteran

On 7/17/2015 “Bob” Brim presented to Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital for a two day history of blood in his urine and excessive drinking/urinating.  He was adopted 6 months prior to presentation.  The shelter said “Bob” had been rescued from a neglectful owner.  He had not been outside of Washington since being adopted and the owner did not know where he lived prior to adoption. With diagnostic testing, Dr. Andrea Hoover was able to diagnose “Bob” with Giant Kidney Worms.  She coordinated with the surgery specialists at Seattle Veterinary Specialists for “Bob” to have a Nephrectomy (kidney removal) on 7/20/2015 for removal of the kidney worms.  They found one male worm free in the abdomen and one female worm in the kidney.

“Bob’s” background story from owner Andrew Brim:
Bob is Bob.  He's his own dog.  The VA helped locate him for me, WSU rescued him, and after 12 years of stumbling around after serving 6 years in the Marine Corps with depression major, chronic ptsd, and problems maintaining employment.  Within a week of having Bob, I got my rest.  He has earned the title Bob without quotations.  Bob has never been trained, but knows to wake me up during a night terror.  He has his own night terrors from his past, they sound terrifying, and I wake him and hold him.  We get through the tough times together.  Next month is our first full year together.  I am grateful to have Bob in my life, we've both made good progress, and we will continue to do so.  

If you would like to help local pets like Bob, please make a donation to our Angel Fund.  
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Information on Giant Kidney Worm:

Redmond-Kirkland Animal Hospital
7251 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052
425-882-8000 p

425-882-8077 fax

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pet Travel Tips

Are you planning to hit the road with your pets this summer?

Whether you are planning a lengthy family road trip or a quick summer getaway, there are some important things you need to know before making the decision to travel with your pets. Use the following tips to guarantee a safe and stress-free trip for the whole family!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

There are many medications available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies and grocery stores that we consider to be safe, their use to be routine. We don’t think twice about picking up medications to help with pain or flu symptoms. What many people don’t consider is that these same medications can be very dangerous and even fatal for our pets....Read Full Article CLICK HERE