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Food Allergies in Dogs 101: Part 2 of 2

June 10, 2021 6:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Food Allergies in Dogs 101: Part 2 of 2

Hello, again! If you read my last blog post about food allergies in dogs, you know it had a cliffhanger of an ending. If you were on the edge of your seat, you can breathe a sigh of relief! I’m back with the much-anticipated follow-up post where I’ll go into detail about the food trial. The gold standard method used...
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Food Allergies in Dogs 101: Part 1 of 2

September 14, 2020 9:57 am Published by Comments Off on Food Allergies in Dogs 101: Part 1 of 2

Happy fall, everyone! Although it may still *technically* be summer, I’m already gearing up for my favorite season. This autumn will certainly be different than years past, but one thing 2020 has taught me is to enjoy what I can. That’s why I’m dedicating this post to food allergies in dogs, one of my favorite topics! Believe it or not,...
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A Shout Out to Our Team: Dedication & Devotion During Uncertain Times

May 21, 2020 3:29 pm Published by Comments Off on A Shout Out to Our Team: Dedication & Devotion During Uncertain Times

A day in the life of a veterinary professional is almost always unpredictable. A day that starts off looking fairly routine is likely to change, as soon as a dog decides to eat a toxic dose of chocolate or get in a scuffle at the dog park. We are accustomed to days filled with uncertainty and our team is trained...
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COVID-19: Our four-legged family’s needs during a global pandemic

March 23, 2020 4:48 pm Published by Comments Off on COVID-19: Our four-legged family’s needs during a global pandemic

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Maggie Schroeder and I was lucky enough to join the amazing team at Columbia City Vet Hospital at the beginning of the year. I graduated from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and have been in private practice for almost 3 years. My career started out at a 24-hour hospital where we saw a...
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Ringworm: the disease that has nothing to do with worms!

February 20, 2020 9:52 am Published by Comments Off on Ringworm: the disease that has nothing to do with worms!

One should always be leery when finding a free purebred cat on Craigslist. And I found out why firsthand! When I lost my senior kitty in December, my current cat, Waffles, was very lonely. I needed another cat who I could name after breakfast food and be his new best friend. Enter into my life, a free persian cat from...
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Something’s fishy. Is it Salmon poisoning?

January 20, 2020 10:54 am Published by Comments Off on Something’s fishy. Is it Salmon poisoning?

Kicking off 2020, we decided to discuss a topic regarding a case we recently had in which a dog was diagnosed with salmon poisoning.  What is salmon poisoning? Salmon poisoning is caused by a rickettsial bacterial called neorickettsia helminthoeca. It’s found exclusively in the Pacific Northwest as it requires several intermediate hosts. If anyone is familiar with tick-borne diseases such...
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It’s Gettin’ Hot Out There… Especially for Your Dogs

May 28, 2019 3:54 pm Published by Comments Off on It’s Gettin’ Hot Out There… Especially for Your Dogs

Seattle’s hot spell last week was a pleasant little reminder that summer is almost here. Summer means a lot of good things, one of which is camping trips with my family… dogs included, of course. The gorgeous weather left me unable to resist the temptation to take a break from our busy Seattle lives. So, my husband and I piled...
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CBD… THC… DOG… OMG

February 28, 2019 3:52 pm Published by Comments Off on CBD… THC… DOG… OMG

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the potential benefits of using CBD products in pets. The purported benefits include pain relief, helping with anxiety-related behavior and aiding in digestive disorders. As veterinarians, we receive questions regarding the use of CBD on a regular basis from pet owners who are in search of a more natural solution to...
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Are grain free diets really better for my four-legged family?

January 21, 2019 3:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Are grain free diets really better for my four-legged family?

Aloha! I’m Dr. Shannon Nagasako, I’m the other “new” doctor lucky enough to recently join the team here at Columbia City. I was born and raised in Hawaii, completed my Bachelors in Portland, went to veterinary school in Colorado and glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest where I’ve been a veterinarian for the last eight years! Being in...
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