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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 iand 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. Our Veterinarians are 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 Practiioners 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.

K-9 Fun Run

The 2nd annual Fun Run Saturday August 22nd at the Emerald City Athletic Club to benefit Homeward Pet was a great success! Kindness Animal Clinic was very proud to be a sponsor for this event. Homeward Pet Adoption Center is one of Washington's leading no-kill animal shelters and they are located in Woodinville (www.homewardpet.org). The weather was perfect, and there were dogs of all shapes and sizes along with their owners walking and running to raise money for Homeward Pet. Put it on your calendar and join us next year.

Camping

Summer is here and camping season with it!  Many of us enjoy taking out dogs along with us camping.  Before you take your pet with you, do some preparation:

Check to see whether the camping area allows dogs, and familiarize yourself with the rules for pets at the site.

Check with us to make sure your dog is healthy and up-to-date on all required vaccinations, particularly Rabies and Leptosporosis.  Lyme disease, a tick-borne disease, is expected to be a problem in our area this summer, we will be watching closely for it.  We are recommending systemic flea and tick control for all hiking/camping dogs.  Bravecto has been very effective in killing both fleas and ticks, and only needs to be given to your dog once every 12 weeks.  Be sure your dog is protected against heartworms, which are transmitted by mosquito bite and have been reported in all 50 states, according to the American Heartworm Society.

Have an appropriate collar or harness with an identification tag. Use a cell phone number where you can be reached at all times, not a home phone number, on the tag. Microchipping your dog is also an excellent idea.  Keep your information up to date so that you can be contacted when your dog is located.

Packing for Your Dog:

Bring water for your dog to drink if a water supply is not available at the campsite. Do not allow your dog to drink out of standing bodies of water. Your dog should continue to eat his regular diet during the trip; pack enough food and treats to last for your entire stay. Bring food and water dishes, bedding and toys. Take a copy of your dog’s health records and vaccination reports, especially important if you are crossing state lines. Other essential items include a leash and collar or harness, a carrier or other means to confine your dog when necessary, bags to pick up your dog’s waste, a first aid kit and any medications your dog takes regularly.

While Camping:

Once at the camping ground, keep your dog on a leash or otherwise confined so that other campers are not disturbed and your dog is not at risk for becoming lost or injured. The biggest medical problems we see at Kindness Animal Clinic with camping dogs are gastrointestinal problems related to eating bones, garbage, or other unfamiliar foods dogs find at campgrounds. Keep your dog away from things such as campfires and cooking utensils that can cause injury. Teach your dog to “leave it”  in case your dog begins to explore or picks up something dangerous in his mouth.

Keep your dog close to you during your camping expedition.  Do not leave your dog confined in a closed car or tied to a stationary object. If needed, provide a carrier, crate, or portable fencing unit to keep your dog safe.  Other injuries we often see with our patients who camp are related to exposure to wildlife such as porcupines, and foot injuries including cuts and abrasions.  Make sure your dog is supervised at all times!

1. Kaloloch, Olympic National Park, Pacific Coast

Kalaloch is one of the few public campgrounds in Washington right on the Pacific, and it has great ocean views. While dogs are not allowed on the trails of Olympic National Park, they are allowed on leash on this 10 mile stretch of park beach. 170 sites - in summer they go fast, so be sure to make reservations (www.recreation.gov).

2. Sullivan Lake, Colville National Forest, Selkirk Mountains

In northeastern Washington, Sullivan Lake is surrounded by steep peaks including 7,308-foot Abercrombie Mountain and 7,309-foot Gypsy Peak, the two highest summits in eastern Washington. Two  national forest campgrounds, East Sullivan and West Sullivan are on the lake’s northern shore while remote  Noisy Creek Campground is on its southern shore. The sites are well-shaded and there are plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails nearby, including the four mile Sullivan Lake trail connecting the campgrounds. The lake warms up nicely by mid-summer and there’s a beach for your dog to splash in!

3. Colonial Creek, Ross Lake, North Cascades

Colonial Creek sits in old growth forest along Diablo Lake in a deep valley in the heart of the North Cascades. There are several miles of dog friendly trail radiating right from the campground, including the 1.9 mile Thunder Knob Trail.

4. Silver Springs, Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Rainier

Right outside of the Mount Rainier National Park is the Silver Springs Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. In old growth forest right on the glacial-fed White River, this CCC-built campground offers spacious and private sites. Dogs are not allowed on the trails in the National Park, but you may take them to nearby Crystal Mountain to hike the  large network of trails surrounding the resort.

Camp Safe!!

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.

 

Cat Friendly Practice

Kindness Animal Clinic has been certified a Gold Level "Cat Friendly Practice" by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  As the only practice certified in Monroe, we cater to cats! Click here for more info.

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