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Dog First Aid for Hiking

Dog First Aid for Hiking

Hiking can be a wonderful way to keep yourself and your dog fit, but knowing the basics of dog first aid and how to treat common injuries is essential to keeping your pet safe on the trails. Our Lacey vets share symptoms to watch for, and advice on how to respond, including when to take your pet in for emergency veterinary care.

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My Dog is Dry Heaving: What should I do?

My Dog is Dry Heaving: What should I do?

We know that sometimes our dogs can fall ill and begin to show the associated symptoms, but what happens if they aren't your typical concerns? Here, our Lacey vets talk about why your dog is dry heaving and what you can do to help them.

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Has my cat been poisoned?

Has my cat been poisoned?

While it is unlikely that cats will end up poisoned or eat toxic plants, there is always a chance and it's better to be prepared. Here, our Lacey veterinarians share some of the items that can be poisonous to cats and what symptoms to look out for.

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Constipation in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Constipation in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

If your cat is experiencing bathroom issues, it can not only cause them discomfort but can also lead to potentially serious complications. Our Lacey vets discuss the signs of constipation in cats as well as the common causes and treatment options.

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Heavy Bleeding in a Dog or Cat that Won't Stop

Heavy Bleeding in a Dog or Cat that Won't Stop

If your dog or cat is bleeding due to sudden trauma then you will need to know how to handle the situation. Here, our Lacey veterinarians discuss heavy bleeding in cats and dogs and what you can do to help with the bleeding while you get your pet to the nearest animal emergency hospital.

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Endoscopy For Pets

Endoscopy For Pets

If your dog has been showing uncomfortable signs of illness including vomiting and diarrhea, your vet may recommend scheduling them for an endoscopy. Today, our Lacey vets offer more information about diagnosing illness using endoscopy in our veterinary diagnostics laboratory.

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Cat Can't Stop Coughing: Why is My Cat Coughing?

Cat Can't Stop Coughing: Why is My Cat Coughing?

While you can expect your cat to cough if they drink or eat improperly but what about when they are showing advanced symptoms such as wheezing or persistent coughing? Here, our Lacey vets discuss the causes of coughing in cats and when it might be concerning.

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Dog Stung By Bees: What To Do For Bee Stings?

Dog Stung By Bees: What To Do For Bee Stings?

If you see a bee sting your dog then you may immediately be concerned with the pain your dog is experiencing, but you should also keep in mind that bee allergies are possible. Our Lacey vets talk about how to recognize bee stings in dogs, what the signs of an allergic reaction are and the steps you should take.

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Heavy Breathing in Dogs

Heavy Breathing in Dogs

While we know that dogs will breathe fast and pant when playing, it can be concerning if they are still breathing heavily when resting. Our Lacey veterinarians share some potential causes of heavy breathing in dogs and signs that you should bring them in for an examination. 

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My Dog Won't Stop Shaking His Head: Should I Worry?

My Dog Won't Stop Shaking His Head: Should I Worry?

It can be concerning when your furry friend begins to do things that aren't normal for them, but when should you worry? In this post, our Lacey vets talk about what to do if your dog starts to do strange things like shaking their head excessively, the reasons behind this behavior and when you should worry.

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At Olympia Pet Emergency, you can always access our full complement of emergency services without an appointment. We treat both walk-in patients and referrals for urgent veterinary care.

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