8542 1st Ave NW, Seattle. Greenwood's Piper Village Complex - Corner of Palatine & Morrow Lane

“IN NINE LIFETIMES, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT YOUR CAT AS YOUR CAT KNOWS ABOUT YOU” – MONTAIGNE

THE CORNERSTONES OF WELLNESS

The fundamental building blocks for a healthy pet rely on annual wellness exams, diagnostics, and vaccine prevention. Since our furry companions choose to not 'use their people words' and are great hiders of disease, we often use annual lab work to assess what is going on inside their bodies. This lab work also helps provide a baseline for the future. By diagnosing any potential health hazards early, you aid in your pet's recovery and minimize the chance of costly treatments further in life. Wellness exams allow us to monitor your dog or cat's weight, dental health, review medical history, and establish a plan for keeping your furry family member happy and in good health. We recommend annual exams and semi-annual exams for senior pets.
Seatown vet dog wellness exam

Does Max or Misty like to chase little varments?

If they actually do catch them, make sure that their vaccines are current!

Seatown vet feline wellness exam

And don't forget...

Ensuring that your fur child has the best quality of life begins with providing them with recurring preventative care. Averting potential ailments produce many positive benefits, but none more worthy than that of extending your furry family member's lifespan. Aside from routine exams and vaccines, there are other preventative measures that you should provide for your pet including parasite (flea and tick) control, microchip identification, and nail trimming.

You get your flu shot routinely every year, shouldn’t you protect your dog as well? Contrary to popular belief, dogs can get the flu. The canine dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by CIV H3N8 and H3N2. Those that are most at risk are the young, very old, and immunocompromised dogs. Increased risks occur in dog parks, doggy day cares, and environments with communal toys and water bowls.  Of those infected, 80 percent show clinical signs, but they may be much more serious for those with an increased risk. There is not evidence that canine influenza poses a risk to humans and like in humans, there are vaccines to prevent infection. Contact us to see if the canine influenza vaccine is right for your pup.

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Lyme disease is a serious condition that is transmitted through tick bites. The bacteria can cause symptoms such as lameness, lethargy, high fever, swollen lymph nodes, and loss of appetite. Unfortunately these symptoms can lie dormant for 2-5 months after the bite. To protect against Lyme disease, administer prescribed flea and tick prevention routinely.

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What is feline leukemia? Feline leukemia or FeLV is a retrovirus that produces an enzyme that allows the virus to transfer its genetic makeup into the healthy cells that it has infected. FeLV is similar to FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), however it does differ in shape, genetic composition, and how the disease is contracted. FeLV is the most common cause of cancer, can lead to blood disorders, and reduces the body’s ability to fight off infection. Feline leukemia can be found worldwide and prevented with a vaccine for uninfected cats as well as preventing exposure to FeLV-positive cats.

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If we live in an area where my dog is at low risk for contracting heartworm, do I still need to have my dog tested and administer heartworm protection? Heartworm is transmitted through mosquito bites and although is most prevalent in warm weather climates, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends annual testing as well as comprehensive parasite control in all geographical areas.

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