In our continuing effort to make it easier for your pet(s) to receive refills of medications (and decrease waiting times at pick-up).We ask that you allow 24-48 hours to complete requests. ♥ A Licensed Veterinary Technician will review your request. We will call,text or email when it is ready; or notify you if follow-up with his [...]
Think before you buy that Bunny, Chick or Duckling!
Written by: Dr. Irene Choi Every March, after observing endless signs of clover and green in stores we are bombarded by advertising that features cute little bunnies and chicks toting the values and joys of Easter & Spring. Often people are tempted to purchase a small bunny, chick, or duckling for a small child for the [...]
Springtime Wildlife in Washington State
Western Washington has a population explosion of wildlife babies born every spring usually beginning in April and lasting until the end of June. We all love to watch the new baby birds leaving their nests for the first time; baby bunnies, raccoons, squirrels, or opossums exploring away from their mothers and especially the beautiful fawns [...]
The Holidays Are Upon Us!
It’s that time of year, the weather is changing, decorations are going up, and there are a lot of holiday gatherings. It’s important to think of your pet during this season and not forget to take extra precautions during all the hustle and bustle. Here are some things to consider for your pet. Decorations. Holiday [...]
February is Dental Health Month!
Oral Hygiene Your pet's dental health is a part of his/her healthy foundation. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are a reality for your pet as much as they are for you! Periodontal disease doesn't just affect your pet's teeth, gums, and the deterioration of the jaw bone, it impacts their entire general health.The bacteria that is [...]
Steps to a Healthy, Happy Bird
Feeding Your Bird A proper diet must include a variety of sources for carbohydrates, fats and protein. Since seed diets are too high in fats and phosphorus and also deficient in vitamin A and calcium we recommend that commercial pellets diets become at least 60-70% of daily intake. The remaining 30-40% of diet should be [...]
Truffles or Toxicity?
By Irene Choi, DVM Here in the Puget Sound Region there are plenty of forests with thick layers of built-up decaying debris and in our climate of almost constant moisture in the spring and fall mushrooms can proliferate. Some mushrooms are a delicacy such as Truffles and Chanterelles and many people seek them out in [...]
Marjuana Dangers for your pets By: Irene S. Choi, DVM There has been a lot of talk about marijuana recently with the passage of new laws allowing recreational marijuana use. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been as much discussion about the dangers of pets ingesting marijuana. With the recent increase in dogs hospitalized for marijuana toxicity and the introduction of [...]
Leave your pooch pal at home
AUTHOR: DIONE L.BLACK, LVT With the arrival of the summer months and beautiful warm sunny days, this is a good time to remind pet owners of the dangers of leaving their beloved pet in parked cars, even for a minute. Like everyone else in the beautiful state of Washington, I happily anticipate the arrival of the [...]