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Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes in Pets

Is your furry friend have some extra weight on them after winter? Overweight and obese pets are at increased risk of developing diabetes. We want to spread awareness of this common disease and what to look out for.   Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot...

7 Signs That Your Pet is in Pain

7 Signs That Your Pet is in Pain

We know that your furry friends can't talk, and that can make it really difficult for them to convey their feelings. Cats and dogs are incredibly skilled at hiding subtle signs of discomfort and pain, often suffering for weeks, months, or sometimes years without...

Feline and Canine Dentistry and Oral Pain

Feline and Canine Dentistry and Oral Pain

Cats and dogs are generally very stoic creatures, and owners often overlook oral pain from dental problems. Even with rotten teeth and serious dental disease, many cats and dogs are still able to eat their food in what seems like a normal manner. Many owners do not...

Foods Not Fit For Your Feline

Foods Not Fit For Your Feline

Not all foods are safe for your feline friend! Whenever you and your kitty want to try a new snack, make sure to do your research. Here are some foods not safe for your feline that might surprise you.    Tuna A cat fed a steady diet of tuna prepared for humans...

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Over 12 million cats and dogs are diagnosed with cancer every year and millions of pet owners are faced with difficult decisions surrounding their cancer treatment. Please read this inspirational story of one of our patients, Stanlee, who survived Osteosarcoma.Stanlee...

Kennel Cough Season: What you should know

Kennel Cough Season: What you should know

Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease for dogs. Canine Infectious tracheobronchitis (the official term) is commonly contracted any place where large amounts of dogs congregate. Dogs can spread Kennel Cough to one another through airborne droplets,...

Tips for a Safe Camping Trip with Your Pet

Tips for a Safe Camping Trip with Your Pet

Being in Sumner, Washington, we love to enjoy all of the beauty that nature has to offer without having to go too far. Sometimes, it's even better having our four-legged companions with us when hiking or camping! Before you head out for your outdoor adventure, check...

Bringing Home a New Shelter or Rescue Pet

Bringing Home a New Shelter or Rescue Pet

If you're bringing home a pet from the shelter or rescue, there are special considerations to make as you prepare for welcoming them home. We at Sumner Veterinary Hospital want to share what you can expect and how you can help your new furry friend acclimate to their...