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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. 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 Snohomish County! 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. 

  

Holiday season safety for pets

Kindness Animal Clinic's doctors and staff want this holiday season to be a fun and safe time for you and your pet, 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.

From dvm360

Poisonous Plants

Mistletoe 

Lilies

Holly

Poinsettia

Yew

Kalanchoe


Food

Alcohol

Chocolate

Uncooked meat and bones

Uncooked yeast dough

Grapes and raisins

Macadamia nuts

Xylitol (artificial sweetener)



Other hazards

Electrical cords

Glass ornaments

Tinsel

Gift ribbon/string

Candles

Batteries for toys

Needles from the Christmas tree

 

If you are expecting a lot of visitors or are having a holiday party, your animal may become very stressed or nervous. Make sure your animal has access to a quiet room (with a bed and some water) 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 or young animal, you may want to 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. At Kindness Animal Clinic we offer ResQ microchips for dogs and cats. They are read by all scanners (ISO compliant) and they contain your pet’s information as well as your contact information. There is no annual fee and they offer 24/7 customer support. If you have moved, please remember to update your pet’s information.

We  wish the best to you and your pet during this holiday season.

Winter Tips for Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats need time to acclimate to the colder weather.  Keep them indoors as much as possible until they are physically ready to enjoy the winter weather.

Bundle Up

If you have a shorthaired breed, a puppy, or a kitten, you may want to purchase a coat or sweater to cover their back and underside.  Fleece is a great fabric for coats as it is strong, soft, and holds warmth well.

Paw Care

Cold snow and ice can be hard on paws.  Wash and completely dry your pet's paws after they come indoors - especially if they have had contact with salt or chemical deicer.  These can be poisonous to pets.  Check their paws for cracks and bleeding, and call us if you notice any bleeding.  Petroleum jelly is safe to protect paws, or dog boots are another good option.

Antifreeze

Ethylene glycol antifreeze is very poisonous to pets, and its sweet taste is appealing to both cats and dogs.  If your pet consumes antifreeze, it is an emergency and you should call us immediately.  A better option is to use a pet friendly propylene glycol antifreeze.

Exercise

If it's not too cold out for you, your dog can get some aerobic exercise outside that will also keep them warm.  It it's too cold to go outside, exercise indoors with games of fetch or a playdate with another pet-friend.

Diet

In cold weather, pets will burn more calories to keep warm.  If your pet exercises outdoors a lot, increase their food intake by a small amount.  You should be able to feel, but not see, your pet's ribs.

Cars and Cats

In cold weather, outdoor cats may find the engine block under the warm hood of your car to be a great spot to snooze.  Before you start your car, bang on the hood to wake up any sleeping cats.

Cars and Dogs

When it's very cold out, your car can act like a refrigerator as it holds in the cold.  When in doubt, leave your pets at home when you know you'll have to leave them unattended in the car.

Dry Skin

Pets get dry, flaky skin in the winter just like we do.  Humidifiers, frequent brushing, and keeping plenty of drinking water available may help.  Fish oil supplements to the diet also are helpful, and we can prescribe those to help with healthier skin.

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 Snohomish County. Click here for more info.

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