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We are Open! Offering Curbside Service and Telemedicine at Kenmore Veterinary Hospital

We are OPEN for veterinary care and offering Curbside service to maintain social distance while still offering care for your pets. We offer Telemedicine services to help you decide if a visit is necessary. If your pet has veterinary needs, please call ahead or book a Telemedicine consultation and we will prioritize your pet’s care.

Did you know we have the ability to see a wide range of veterinary care needs including the essential care services below? This is not an all-inclusive list, so please call if you have any questions.

  • Wounds (lacerations/bite wounds)
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Skin infections/parasites
  • Lameness/injury
    Urinary tract infections
  • Respiratory disease
  • Vaccines (vital for illness & disease prevention)
  • Flea, Tick, Heartworm prevention
  • End of life care

We have implemented the following safety protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines:

  • It is essential that anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), or who has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or who has traveled internationally in the last 14 days to please reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  • If above does not apply, please utilize our curbside service. Call us at 425-485-6575 when you arrive in the parking lot and we will come to you to get your pet for the exam. For your convenience, we will take information regarding history and concerns over the phone at the time of your arrival. We will continue to communicate via phone or text regarding treatment and/or results.
  • For end of life appointments, we will escort you and your loved one directly into the exam room.
  • Emergencies will be assessed immediately upon arrival. Please call ahead, if at all possible, so we know to expect you.
  • For Telemedicine services, please download TeleVet here. This enables our medical staff to assess your pet virtually and there is the ability to share photos and/or video. Let us know if you need help setting up your account.​

Unsafe Foods for Dogs

A number of foods are unsafe and even potentially fatal to pets. These are the more common ones you may or may not be aware of.

Chocolate, Coffee, Caffeine

These products all contain methylxanthines found in the cacao seeds, which produce the fruit of the plants used to make coffee. When pets ingest chocolate, the methylxanthines cause can cause vomiting, diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, seizures, and even death.

Dark chocolate is more dangerous than milk chocolate. White chocolate has the lowest level of methylxanthines, while baking chocolate has the highest. Toxicity is based on how much was ingested, the type of chocolate and weight of pet.

Grapes and Raisins

We do not know what the toxic agent is in grapes/raisins. We do know these fruits can cause kidney failure. Pets with pre-existing kidney disease are at high risk.

Onions, Garlic, and Chives

These vegetables & herbs cause vomiting, diarrhea, and Heinz body anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Ingestion of low amounts of onions will likely not cause a problem. Ingestion of large amounts of onions can certainly lead to anemia, which is diagnosed by a blood test.

Xylitol

Xylitol is used as a sweetener in many products including, gum, candy, baking goods, and toothpaste. It causes an increase in insulin release by the pancreas. The increase in insulin results in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Initial signs include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, and progress to coma/death due to liver failure.

Raw or Undercooked Meat, Eggs, and Bones

Raw meat and eggs may contain bacteria, such as, E. Coli or Salmonella, which may be harmful to pets and result in vomiting and diarrhea. Feeding raw bones can also lead to the same thing. I recommend cooking the meat and eggs or boiling bones before giving them to your pets.

Milk

Pets don’t possess a significant amount of lactose, which breaks down the lactose in milk. The result is lactose-intolerance diarrhea!

Macadamia Nuts:

Macadamia nuts are commonly used in cookies and candies. If ingested by dogs, they can cause weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia. The signs usually appear within 12 hour of ingestion and last for 12-48 hours.

Salt/Salt Water

Large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst, urination, and sodium ion toxicity in pets. Pets eating excessive salty foods or ingesting excessive salt water can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, hyperthermia, seizures, and even death.

Yeast Dough

Yeast dough can rise and accumulate in your pet’s intestinal tract. This can be painful and lead to gastric dilatation and potential rupture.

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages or food containing alcohol can cause all the same sign as we see with people who have had too much to drink: vomiting, diarrhea, CNS depression, incoordination, tremors, and even death. Unfortunately, it takes a lot less alcohol to get toxicity in pets than it does in humans.

Avocado

The leaves, fruit, seeds, and bark contain Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

If you suspect your pet has eaten any of the above foods, please note the amount of food ingested and contact your regular veterinarian, contact your local 24 hr. emergency hospital, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Hotline at (888) 426-4435.

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6630 NE 181st St.
Kenmore, WA
98028-4852

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