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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.

Spring Hazards

Now that Spring has officially arrived, it's time for gardening!  However, many of the products we use in the garden, or even the plants we plant can be very dangerous to our pets.  Pet proof your garden to keep your pet safe! Here are the Spring flowers to be cautious with:

Tulips and Hyacinths

These plants have toxins concentrated in the bulbs rather than the leaf or flower, so make sure your dog isn't digging up and eating bulbs.  Tulip and hyacinth bulbs cause irritation to the mouth and esophagus with symptoms such as a large amount of drooling and vomiting and diarrhea.  These symptoms can be severe and may require a visit in to see us for supportive care.

Daffodils

Every part of this plant is toxic - bulb, plant and flower.  Eating daffodils causes severe vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, and may even cause heart arrhythmias.  Seeing or suspecting your pet of eating daffodils requires veterinary care.

Lilies

Lily poisoning occurs in cats, and not in dogs or people. There are two different types of lilies out there: true lilies which are truly dangerous and include Easter, Tiger, Day, Asiatic, and Japanese Show, and the benign lilies which cause only mild mouth irritation and include Peace, Peruvian and Calla lilies. Lilies are often found in florist bouquets and it is very important to check for them before bringing them into your house. True lilies are highly toxic to cats and 2-3 petals or leaves or even a small amount of pollen can cause fatal kidney failure. The earlier the cat receives veterinary care the better. If you see your cat eating true lilies, it is a true emergency and you need to bring the cat and the plant (for identification purposes)  in immediately!

Crocus

The type of crocus that blooms in the spring is the most common type, and usually causes no more than mild gastrointestinal symptoms if eaten.  However, the autumn crocus ,which blooms in the fall is highly toxic.

Lily of the Valley

This plant contains cardiac glycosides, and if eaten causes dangerous heart problems including a dramatically lowered heart rate and severe arrhythmias.  If you suspect your pet has eaten this plant, it is a veterinary emergency!

Fertilizers

Some of the products we use in the garden can also cause severe illness if eaten.  Although  blood and bone meal are "organic" ways to fertilize, they are from animal origin and are considered delicious by many pets.  Blood meal eaten can cause vomiting and diarrhea or even severe pancreititis.  It can also cause iron toxicity. Bone meal, when eaten, can form a cement like bone ball in the stomach that can become an obstruction...and require surgery to remove it. Rose and plant fertilizers often contain disulfodon - it only takes 1 teaspoon of a 1% solution to kill a Labrador sized dog. Organophosphates are also used, and they can be fatal if eaten.  Most of pesticides/insecticides that come in spray cans cause no more than mild irritation BUT it is always important to read labels and check with us if there is exposure!

Slug Bait

This is always a danger for our pets here in the Pacific Northwest.  Even if you don't use it, be aware your neighbors may, and dogs in particular find this to be very palatable.

Metaldehyde is found in slug bait and it causes severe rapid symptoms when eaten.  Agitation, tremors,seizures and a very high body temperature are frequently seen.  This is a veterinary emergency and without treatment slug bait is deadly!

 

For more information visit petpoisonhotline.com

 

Garden safe!!

 

March is Pet Diabetes Month

DIABETES IS ON THE RISE IN OUR PETS! Lethargy. Excessive thirst. Frequent urination. Increased appetite with weight loss.

If your pet is displaying any of these common signs, he or she may have diabetes.

If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions.

While there’s no cure for diabetes, proper care can help your pet live a happy, healthy, active life. The more you know about diabetes, the better you’ll be able to work with your veterinarian to successfully manage your pet’s health.

Your veterinarian is an essential partner in your pet’s diabetes care. Only your veterinarian can diagnose diabetes and provide appropriate preventive and management programs. 

Take a quiz to find out your pet's risk for developing diabetes.

For each pet diagnosed with DIABETES during the month of March, Purina Veterinary Diets, Merck Animal Health, and Abbott are partnering with KINDNESS ANIMAL CLINIC to provide a FREE Diabetes Management Kit for the pet owner.  This starter kit will include an Alpha TRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Vetsulin insulin, and the Purina Veterinary Diet formulated for the diabetic pet ( DM Diabetic Management Feline Formula or DCO Dual Fiber Control Canine Formula).  FREE of charge!  In an effort to increase awareness of this disease, Kindness Animal Clinic will be offering the blood test for diabetes also FREE of charge during the month of March! Please call us at 360-794-8813 to set up a time to do the test.

This website has useful information about diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, information about managing diabetic pets, personal stories from owners of diabetic pets and helpful links.

USEFUL LINK:   www.pet-diabetes.com

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.  The only practice certified in Monroe. Click here for more info.

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