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Seizures

If your pet is having a seizure, remain calm. Note the time the seizure started and how long it lasted, as this information could be helpful to your veterinarian. To prevent your animal from hurting itself, attempt to move it away from hard objects like stairs and furniture. Cushion its head and gently hold and […]

Urinary Incontinence in dogs

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary passing of urine, is a fairly common problem in dogs. It is usually caused by a medical condition, and your dog likely is not aware it’s happening. Although it can happen at any age, it is more common in middle- to senior-aged dogs and females. Severity can range from small […]

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife — Call First

It is easy to mistake healthy wildlife for one that may be orphaned or injured. The only time you should intervene with a wild animal is if it is clearly sick or injured, or if you are certain the parent is dead. What I should do when I come across injured or possibly abandoned wildlife? […]

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. The Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital uses a linear accelerator, or LINAC, to accurately and safely direct radiation at tumors while protecting and limiting damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The teaching hospital is just one of […]