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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.

Suki's Story

What happened to Suki, a favorite patient of ours at KAC, is unfortunately all too common. Suki, a Cairn terrier, ate several pieces of Trident chewing gum. Trident contains Xylitol, a natural, sugar-free sweetener commonly found in many chewing gums, foods, dental products and OTC supplements, and it is very poisonous to dogs. Small amounts can cause a sudden, life-threatening low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) within 10-15 minutes. Larger ingestions can result in liver damage and failure. Signs of xylitol poisoning in dogs include weakness, lethargy, collapse, vomiting, tremoring, seizures, yellowing of the skin, black-tarry stool, and even coma or death. Thankfully, Suki's owner recognized the seriousness of the situation and immediately brought her in for life-saving treatment. Treatment begins with inducing vomiting and includes monitoring of blood sugar and liver values, IV fluids, and liver protective drugs. Suki responded well to treatment, and happily is home today with her family! Xylitol is found in many foods and other products. Click here for Preventive Vet's list of those products.

 

Here is a flea and tick product we have been very happy with! Bravecto has been on the market for just over a year now, and it kills fleas and ticks for 12 weeks. Bravecto has been proven very safe, and it works well in adult dogs and puppies over 6 months of age. It has been approved for use in pregnant and nursing female dogs. This is an economical time to purchase Bravecto for your dog. We have coupons available for the 2016 mypet rewards program, for a rebate of $15 back on two doses of Bravecto. In addition, we are now offering a buy 2 doses of Bravecto get $10 off at our clinic. Normally the two doses would be $112, but with the discounts they are $87. This will provide your dog with 6 months of excellent flea and tick control ($14.50 per month).

The active ingredient in Bravecto is Fluralaner, and this is how it works.

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 dangers 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.

Testimonials

Terri M.                      
February 26, 2016

I can't say enough about Dr. Garver and his amazing team. When we recently had to bring my dog in for failing kidneys together we reviewed the whole scope thoroughly, of his condition, and they help us through the process. I also brought my new Chihuahua puppy in and we had a great time with the wellness check. Love you guys thanks again.

Brianne S.-C.              
February 19, 2016

I love this place! And so does our puppy! Always full of information and helpful hints!!!

Kalisa J.-F.                  
February 19, 2016

Dr. Garver and his team are absolutely amazing! Not only are they compassionate and caring, but they also understand that our dogs are part of our family and not just pets.

They always take the time and listen to our concerns, recommend the approaches/treatments possible, and provide detailed information regarding options and the costs/effects of each solution. Additionally, the team goes above and beyond when it comes to scheduling appointments and emergencies.

We have never had to wait long to see Dr. Garver and when our time comes, it does not feel rushed. He spends adequate time examining our dogs and resolving any issues. I feel fortunate to have such a caring and skilled veterinarian in our area. I also appreciate the care his front and back office staff provide - they are always cheerful and welcoming. And, as someone with a busy schedule, I find the texts, calls, and emails his staff sends to remind us to schedule appointments for follow up care and to confirm upcoming visits very helpful!

Jennifer M.                  
February 19, 2016

Dr. Garver and his exceptional staff won me over with the incredible, above and beyond care they provided my beloved pit bull Clyde. From the meticulous removal of over 2400 pieces of wood when he impaled himself on a stick all the way through saying good bye to him last spring. When I adopted my Wee Beasty Tucker last week I never thought twice about who his health care provider would be, I will only ever bring my fur babies to Dr. Garver. Even though I live in Bellevue, I'd be foolish to take them anywhere else. I'd happily give Kindness Animal Hospital more than 5 stars if I could.

Heather R.                  
February 19, 2016

I have been taking my animals to Kindness Animal Clinic for 16 years, ever since we found a tiny, undernourished and sick kitten. We called our regular vet (at that time) and they were unable to even see her for a week. So we called Kindness Animal Clinic. Kindness was able to get us, who they had never met before, in for an appointment on the same day. We have never looked back. Since then, they have cared for all of our animals with the same skill and compassion as they did at that first visit. That sickly kitten is now 16, and they have seen us through several health issues to keep her as a healthy, happy member of our family. Dr. Garver is always willing to answer our questions (even when they come up after the appointment), is willing to discuss treatment options, and has never pressured us to make a decision we are not comfortable with. He has seen our family through new kittens and puppies, middle aged health concerns, and the passing of beloved pets, and has always guided us through their care with expertise and sensitivity. There is no other vet we would trust with our pets' regular care. Dr. Garver and his staff truly embody their clinic name, "Kindness."

Warren M.                   
February 19, 2016

The staff at Kindness Animal Clinic treat my dogs like family, they know what my dogs like and don't, as well as their favorite treats. When it came time to make the painful decision to euthanize my dog Zeus, Dr. Garver and his staff helped make the painful process as easy as that situation can be. He gave me his honest opinion about treatment,care, and prognosis. I am thankful for that. I can't see taking my pets any place else.

Katrina C.                   
February 10, 2016

I have always had wonderful service from this clinic. We have 4 dogs and they love when they visit Dr. Garver and the girls!!!! Tiger, White, Yellow and little fortune say hi to everyone.

Merrilee O.                 
February 6, 2016

I have had the best care for my dog Nikko, not only did they save his life when he got very ill but they continue to keep him in optimal health.

Rebecca N.                 
February 3, 2016

Kindness Animal Clinic has been by far the most thorough clinic I've taken my pets to. Their prices are par with everyone else in the area, they always provide estimates and are always available via phone when I have questions. I was warned they were expensive but when I price shopped they were cheaper if not the same price as other clinics in the area. I think people think they are pricey because they offer preventative care options instead of just sending you on your way and seeing you next time there is a problem. I think prevention is cheaper than a chronic problem or an emergency!


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