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Laser therapy: A promising trend in veterinary medicine

Jen Reeder

Denver resident, Sue Kohut, was alarmed when her Great Dane puppy, Beauxmont, became lethargic and developed swollen legs that were hot to the touch. At just five months old, the pup was diagnosed with hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), a painful bone disease that can occur in fast-growing large and giant breeds. Read more

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Welcome to Kindness Animal Clinic               360-794-8813 info@kacpets.com 

19845 Hwy 2, Monroe, WA                            Call for an appointment today!

 

KINDNESS ANIMAL CLINIC is a full-service, AAHA accredited, veterinary medical facility located in MONROE, WA. Our professional and courteous veterinarians and technical staff at KINDNESS ANIMAL CLINIC seeks to provide you with the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for your highly-valued pets. We are a small family owned clinic, and your pets will be seen by Dr. Garver every visit. He is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. KINDNESS ANIMAL CLINIC strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to MONROE, WA and surrounding areas. We are the ONLY certified Gold Level "Cat Friendly Practice" in Monroe! The American Association of Feline Practioners required our practice to meet several performance criteria and complete staff training, as well as having to make cat friendly changes to our clinic!  Please take a moment to contact our veterinarians and technical staff today to learn more about our newly expanded veterinary practice and to find out more information about how KINDNESS ANIMAL CLINIC can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  

Holiday season safety for pets

Dr. Garver and the staff at Kindness Animal Clinic want this holiday season to be a fun and safe time for you and your pet and not something that turns into an emergency visit to the veterinarian. Some of the decorations we use, the holiday plants we buy, and the food we make can be hazardous to our pets. Below is a list of the most common holiday hazards. If your pet comes into contact with any of these, let us know immediately.

  

If you are expecting a lot of visitors or are having a holiday party, your pet may become very stressed or nervous. Make sure they have access to a quiet room away from the noise and people where they can go to be alone or you may think about boarding them for a short time.  If you have a new puppy, try and teach them some basic obedience before people come over – commands like sit, stay, off, and leave it will be very helpful.

Lastly, make sure your pet has some sort of identification in case they get loose. It is best to have both a collar with your information on it as well as something permanent, like a microchip. As always, make sure you have updated your contact information with your pet's chip.

From the staff at Kindness Animal Clinic - have a safe and happy holiday with your pets!

Is Feeding a Grain Free Diet

Dangerous for your Dog?

If you have chosen to feed your dog a grain-free diet...especially if it contains peas, lentils, chickpeas, or potatoes in place of grain...PLEASE  be aware the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified 16 brands of these dog foods that have been linked to a frightening increase in very serious heart disease in dogs. Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), is characterized by distention and thinning of the muscular walls of the heart. This causes the dog's heart to be a less effective pump to move blood through the body...and may lead to heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, and even sudden death. DCM has a genetic component with some of the large and giant breeds of dogs...most notably Dobermans, Boxers, Great Danes, and Irish Wolfhounds The concern is... with the use of these grain-free diets, veterinary cardiologists are reporting DCM showing up with some frequency in “atypical” breeds...Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Schnauzers , French Bulldogs...and others.

We know dog owners just want the best food for their pets! There is NO science to indicate grain-free diets are healthier for any dog. Veterinary nutritionists report food allergies in dogs in general are uncommon, and allergies to grain are rare. If you look to your dog’s relatives in the wild...wolves, coyotes, hyenas...they typically prey on herbivores...so they are ingesting grains anyway! Don't take the risk with your dog’s heart health...avoid these grain-free diets.

https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigation-potential-link-between-certain-diets-and-canine-dilated-cardiomyopathy

https://vetnutrition.tufts.edu/2018/06/a-broken-heart-risk-of-heart-disease-in-boutique-or-grain-free-diets-and-exotic-ingredients/

American Animal Hospital Association 

 

 

 

Why We Choose AAHA
(and you should too!)

Our veterinarians and staff hold themselves accountable to the highest possible standards every day.   This is reflected in our facility and quality of our patient care. Kindness Animal Clinic is the only AAHA accredited hospital in Monroe and east Snohomish County area. Click here for more information on AAHA.


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