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Is My Pet’s Lump Cancerous? Common Benign Bumps on Pets

The dreaded “C” word—cancer—springs to every pet owner’s mind if they discover a lump or bump on their cherished companion. However, despite the common occurrence of cancer in cats and dogs as they live longer, an unusual bump on your pet is not always cause for concern. Before working yourself into a tizzy, schedule an [...]

By |2020-09-17T19:38:02+00:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Boost Your Pet’s Fitness

Before starting out on any fitness adventure, you must always ensure you’re properly prepared. You’ve read countless reviews of running shoes, searched for heart monitors to calculate your calories burned, and meal-planned until you envisioned healthy recipes in your sleep. If you’re creating an intense workout or diet plan, you may also need to visit [...]

By |2020-09-13T21:03:43+00:00September 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heartworm Disease in Pets: Your Questions Answered

In Spokane County, 1 out of every 106 dogs tested is positive for heartworm disease—higher than the state average of 1 in 169 heartworm-positive dogs. Despite the severity of heartworm disease and how frequently the condition is diagnosed, many pet owners have only a basic knowledge of this serious disease. Our answers to commonly asked [...]

By |2020-09-05T21:22:38+00:00September 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Tips to Help Your Pet Earn Employee of the Month

If you’ve been working from home since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve likely enjoyed the time spent with your furry coworker—although your cat may have other ideas about your constant presence. Pets are an excellent way to break up a boring Zoom meeting, offer stress relief, create ice-breakers, help form coworker bonds, and [...]

The Cat’s in the Bag: Getting Your Cat to Your Veterinarian for Emergency Health Care

In a critical situation, you don’t want to be coercing your cat into a carrier for a trip to your veterinarian, or to our emergency clinic. However, some situations require urgent care, and your feline friend must be transported to a veterinary facility for immediate attention. To help you keep your cool during an emergency, [...]

What’s that Smell? Anal Glands in Pets

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a foul-smelling fluid deposit from your pet’s hind end, you’ve likely experienced an anal gland expression. Anal gland fluid, whose odor is often compared to smelly fish, creates an unforgettable smell that is difficult to eliminate from your clothes, furniture, or nostrils. Although you wish your [...]

Why is My Dog Coughing? Canine Influenza Signs and Treatment

These days, a cough, including a cough from a dog, can cause panic, despite the fact that dogs don’t seem to become truly ill with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. But, since your pooch likely does not have a COVID-19 infection, why are they disturbing your sleep with that hacking cough coming from the foot of [...]

How to Recognize and Manage Cognitive Dysfunction in Your Senior Pet

As pets age, they can develop progressive body system changes that can affect behavior, such as kidney or liver failure, endocrine disorders, pain, and any disease affecting the central nervous system or circulation. Senior pets also can experience “senior moments,” and demonstrate cognitive issues. While your furry pal can’t forget where they left their glasses, [...]

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