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First Aid

First Aid for Pets – How Prepared should You be? April is the American Red Cross's National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. What a mouthful! How many pet owners out there would know what to do if your pet was involved in an accident at home or at the park? Would you know what to [...]


The Benefits of a pet Microchip No matter how much you love your pet, accidents can happen. Pets get lost – for numerous reasons. If your pet is wearing a collar and ID tags, chances are good you'll be reunited. But what if your indoor cat doesn't wear a collar? Or what if the collar [...]


The social lives of dogs In dogs, the ability to cope with new situations is both learned and inherited. Introducing and familiarizing your dog to new experiences – including people, places, and other animals – is called socialization. Positive socialization teaches your dog to respond to and interact to new experiences appropriately and without fear. [...]

Preventative Care

Wellness Care and your pet In human medicine, the value of preventative care is well established. A healthy diet, regular dental care, exercise, stress reduction, etc. can save us money on medical bills and greatly increase our quality of life. It's no different in the case of a well loved pet. Many pet owners still [...]

Pet Sweat

Protecting your pet from summer heat As we move into the hottest part of the summer it’s always timely to revisit the topic of heatstroke (hyperthermia) in pets. Both cats and dogs may need extra attention in hot weather. Let’s talk about pet sweat. Humans are typically a very sweaty species. Sweating is one of [...]

Joint Health and Your Aging Pet

The Northwest’s cold and wet weather can make everyday life a little tougher on your aging pets. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive joint disease that is common in older dogs and cats – and it can be more painful in the winter months. As joint cartilage wears away with age, bone is exposed. When two [...]

Holiday Tummy Hazards For Your Pet

For most of us, the holidays are filled with all kinds of treats and meals that make this time of year extra special….and extra fattening. During all of the celebration and feasting, it’s natural to want to include your beloved pet. But keep in mind that treating your furry pal to the same rich foods [...]

Boarding A Happy And Comfortable Pet

It's hard to believe that the holidays are just weeks away! At this time of year, we often need to find our pet a home away from home as we travel to visit family or holiday destinations. If you've never boarded your pet, or even if you have, here are some boarding tips to help [...]

My Dog Is Scooting…

At Animal Care Clinic, we get a lot of calls from clients who are concerned that their pet may have intestinal worms. They aren't actually seeing any signs of worms...but they are seeing their pet scooting across their carpet, grass, tile, bed, (fill in the blank) on his or her furry bum. There's an old [...]


Is My Cat Dangerous? What is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is a disease syndrome caused by an organism called Toxoplasma gondii. It affects most mammals, including cats and humans. Acute Toxoplasma infection in a human may cause fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle stiffness, joint pain, and a sore upper abdomen. These symptoms may also be so mild [...]

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