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Brusha, Brusha, Brusha…

Are You Brushing Your Pet's Teeth? Are you brushing your pet’s teeth? Here’s why you should be! February is National Pet Dental Health Month…and for good reason! Did you know that according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop gum disease by the age [...]

Slug Bait Poisoning

Are Your Pets Safe? Spring is a beautiful time of the year in the Northwest. Slugs think so too! Spring rain and new, tender plantings in our gardens are a slug’s dream come true. It’s common practice to set out slug bait to rid ourselves of these pesky mollusks. But it’s important to be safe [...]

The Maine Coon

The Debated Origins The Maine Coon is one of the oldest feline breeds in North America. There are numerous myths and legends surrounding its origins. A widespread belief is that the Maine Coon had its start in a mating between a semi-feral domestic cat and a raccoon. This is biologically impossible, but would explain the [...]

Toy Breed Hypoglycemia

Many dog breeds have been painstakingly bred to enhance useful characteristics such as tracking, guarding, hunting and herding. The development of the toy dog breeds, however, has produced tiny companions for pure enjoyment. These little canines make wonderful pets. They are ideal as apartment dogs, which is why they tend to be so popular in [...]

Ear Ye, Ear Ye!

The Importance of Canine Ear Care Are you way too familiar with the smell of your dog’s ears? Does he keep you up at night shaking his head and scratching? It’s not normal for a dog’s ears to smell, itch, or feel hot. Healthy ears have no outstanding odor and no unusual discharge. Every day [...]

Hairballs In Cats

Cats and Hairballs: Causes and Remedies You might know what it’s like. Your quiet, regal, self-composed feline suddenly crouches and stretches her neck, body convulsing, and starts making horrible hacking, wheezing and gagging noises. After much ado, she successfully coughs up a nasty wad of……hair. It’s a trichobezoar – from the suffix tricho, meaning “pertaining [...]

Arthritis In Dogs And Cats

Dog Arthritis | Hydrotherapy How to Tell if Your Pet has Arthritis: Arthritis in dogs and cats is not a single disease, it’s actually an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. Just as in humans, arthritis in pets can be painful and limit their ability to walk and even exercise. Your [...]

Underwater Treadmill Hydrotherapy

Underwater Treadmill Hydrotherapy and its Benefits At Animal Care Clinic, we’re excited to now be able to offer underwater treadmill hydrotherapy! Hydrotherapy has been proven to be an effective tool in veterinary physical rehabilitation. Underwater treadmill sessions utilize the natural buoyancy, resistance, pressure and warmth of water to promote strength, endurance, and increased range of [...]

Laparoscopic Surgery

Lap Spay? Laparoscopy Is One Of Those Words That Make You Turn The Page When You See It – Because Most People Don't Really Know What It Is. But If You Are A Pet Owner, Stick Around. You May Get To Make A Choice About Laparoscopy One Day And You'll Want To Make An Educated [...]

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