Food Allergies in Dogs 101: Part 2 of 2

June 10, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Road-Travelin’ Felines!

March 29, 2019

Hey there! Dr. Lizzy here. I field many questions from worried cat owners about upcoming travel. These questions range from whether to fly or drive with their cat, to techniques and medications that might ease the travel. Felines by in large, do better traveling than their reputation would have you believe. In this piece, I’ll address some of the more...
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February 28, 2019

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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