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Hang Time (Why Vets Are So Busy Right Now)

I can’t tell you how frequently people are asking me why veterinary clinics are suddenly so freakin’ busy these days! Starting during the pandemic in 2020, why is there such a long wait to get appointments? Scroll down to read about some of the many details contributing to this situation.

Prepare for long waits at . . . → Read More: Hang Time (Why Vets Are So Busy Right Now)

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To Liver And Let Live in WA (Kidney Dialysis Services In WA)

We are fortunate to be fairly close to the only clinic in Washington State that does liver dialysis (hemodialysis) in companion animals: ACCES critical care has facilities in Renton and Seattle.

If you know of an animal who might benefit from dialysis – those with acute uremia (common to animals with kidney problems), toxin exposure, . . . → Read More: To Liver And Let Live in WA (Kidney Dialysis Services In WA)

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The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts I can give my companions is a peaceful, dignified, pain-free end to their suffering.

Andy in 2010

This is why I recently called on Dr. Blair Burggren at Peaceful Transitions, our regional in-home euthanasia veterinarian to help my Andy die comfortably at home in my arms. . . . → Read More: The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

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Premeditated Fun (Great Doggie Daycare & Boarding in Oly)

I’m often asked if I know of reputable, loving, local doggie daycare and boarding facilities so I reckon it’s time for me to pull a list together and share it here.

My highest recommendations are always two local sitters who provide not-your-typical-boarding-situation services:

Anna

Anna Mumaw of Fuzzy Faces Pet Care (www.fuzzyfacespetcare.com) focuses on . . . → Read More: Premeditated Fun (Great Doggie Daycare & Boarding in Oly)

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Arthritis In Dogs – Slowing Its Progression & Managing The Pain (Workshop on Dec 14 2013)

Coming soon is another workshop at my vet (Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital) taught by Marnie Black. Marnie is licensed in Small Animal Massage and specializes in working with animals who have special needs. She’s lived with several dogs who had arthritis. Bring your small animal if you want to practice the massage techniques on your . . . → Read More: Arthritis In Dogs – Slowing Its Progression & Managing The Pain (Workshop on Dec 14 2013)

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