Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Welcome Dr. King!

We are excited to welcome Dr. King to our team! Dr. King graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She practiced for 4 and 1/2 years at a small animal clinic in Danville Illinois. In 2010, she moved w
ith her husband to the Redmond area where she practiced for two years at a feline only clinic. She is excited to join Redmond-Kirkland and Redmond-Fall City Animal hospitals and once again practice with dogs. Her special interests include preventative and internal medicine, feline medicine and Ophthalmology. While not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their 7 year old lab mix Cody or at home with their two crazy cats, Kaci and Rocky. Welcome Dr. King!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Foods

The holidays are almost here, and it’s important to remember to keep your pet safe from dangerous foods. Many of the foods we eat during the holidays, including chocolate, sugary desserts, rich meats, and more are dangerous for our pets to consume. Be sure to advise your holiday guests to not feed scraps to your pets.

Friday, November 16, 2012


With the addition of a new trainer (Joey Iversen) to our training team we have expanded our class offerings!
Your new puppy is learning something every waking moment. The best time to start guiding that learning is the moment you bring the puppy home. The All Things PAWSitive PUPPY LIFE PROGRAM takes you through the first stages of your puppy's life. The course has two segments: Puppy Life I and Puppy Life II. The classes are specifically ordered to meet the changing needs and stages of your puppies development; physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Class sizes are 6 dogs maximum for individual attention and fill quickly so sign up early by calling us at 425-882-8000 or click here.

Puppy Life I is for puppies between 7 and 12 weeks old at the start of the class. This is the ideal time to start your dog's education off on the right foot. This training class focuses on teaching puppies in the way they learn best. We focus on teaching the behaviors most important to becoming a safe, happy, cherished member of the family throughout their life including: Come when called, sit on cue, lie down on cue, stay when told, walk politely on leash, greet people without jumping up on them, calm, quiet behavior when needed, and more. More important, this class teaches you how to teach your dog - not just in a classroom training session, but whenever and wherever you're interacting with him. We use the most innovative training based on solid scientific research. We want to help you guide your puppy to practice what you want him to learn. We want to help you have the dog of your dreams, one you will be proud to live with.

Puppy Life II is for puppies between 14 and 20 weeks old at the start of the class. The second half of a puppy's first year continues with lots of changes and stages. Puppy Life II takes you through the next phases to ensure you have the dog of your dreams. We will build on and strengthen the behaviors introduced in Puppy Life I. We continue to develop and guide proper social interactions with both dogs and people. Behavior challenges are addressed with effective, safe, positive solutions. We will add new behaviors that prepare you for agility, obedience, Frisbee dog, Therapy dog, and achieving the Canine Good Citizen certificate or whatever you and your dog will enjoy together.

Prerequisite: Puppy Life I (or equivalent) or instructor approval

TRIX STUDIO (Sat 1:45-2:45) ENROLL TODAY!At All Things PAWSitive we love to have fun with our dogs. Our Trix class is all about fun and building a team with your puppy. We will use the clicker training method to learn fun and entertaining tricks. The steps to learning tricks are taught enabling you to use this format and your imagination to astound your friends and family with amazing feats with your canine friend. You can use tricks to enhance your relationship with your dog, improve your dog’s attention and reduce your dog’s stress in unfamiliar situations. Teaching tricks allows you to give your dog a purpose and expend his/her energy in a fun and product way. All ages of dogs are welcome.
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and to find out just how good is your dog?s nose. Our approach to teaching dogs to do scent work for fun is based on the foundation skills used in K9 detection. The unique curriculum we have adopted in our classes promotes a positive, fun and motivationally-based methodology. All ages of dogs are welcome.

By Redmond-Kirkland/Redmond-Fall City
Animal Hospitals

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Antifreeze Danger

Antifreeze is a dangerous substance that could injure or kill your pet! Make sure you keep it stored out of reach and always clean up any leaks or spills. This can keep your pet safe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November Patient of the Month: Sheila

Sheila is our November Patient of the Month! Shelia has been not only an avid Doggie Daycare attendee but started out visiting both Redmond Kirkland, and Redmond Fall City Animal Hospital for her annual exams and vaccinations. Her parents love the fact that if anything should ever happen while she is enjoying her day at All Things Pawsitive Daycare, they can rest assured she will be treated by kind and experienced doctors and technicians. Shelia is also a very friendly photogenic dog that always greets the reception staff with a friendly kiss and trick for treat. Whether coming or going Shelia always puts a smile on our faces, and this makes her Patient of the Month!