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McDole Veterinary Services Housecall veterinarian in the Seattle area. See birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, other sm mammals Housecall veterinary services in the Seattle area for birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and other small mammals, with compassion for pets and their people.

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05/19/2022

WSDA has confirmed a case of rabbit hemorrhagic disease (#RHDV2). The confirmed case was in King County and presented with sudden mortality of 90% of the rabbits.

There is now a vaccine available and rabbit owners can speak with their veterinarian about the possibility of vaccinating their rabbits. More information about the vaccine as well as biosecurity is available here: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/animals-livestock-and-pets/animal-health/animal-diseases/rabbit-disease

You can also learn more in our latest blog: https://wastatedeptag.blogspot.com/2022/05/state-veterinarian-confirms-rabbit.html

This is not a surprise but it is still bad news.
05/06/2022
News Releases | Washington State Department of Agriculture

This is not a surprise but it is still bad news.

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) have confirmed the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) – also known as bird flu – in a non-commercial backyard flock ...

04/27/2022

Wild birds that are tested in rehab facilities for the current strain of highly pathogenic bird flu are not currently being reported on national maps, so we've decided to provide weekly updates of our own avian influenza statistics to the public. We want to be transparent and give others a better view into how this outbreak is impacting raptors in our area. We test each bird admitted for care and all but one of those that have tested positive have either died or been humanely euthanized due to very poor prognosis, as this virus is very severe and deadly for raptors.

From March 28 - April 26th, we've tested 146 birds presented to our Center. Of that 146, 65 birds have tested positive, 51 have been negative, and we are waiting on results for 30. The 65 positive birds included:
-32 great horned owls
-20 bald eagles
-10 red-tailed hawks
-1 barred owl
-1 Cooper's hawk
-1 turkey vulture

This is a devastating outbreak for these birds and a difficult time to be in wildlife rehabilitation. But we will continue to provide weekly updates and we are finding hope in the birds that do not have the virus that we can continue to treat and care for thanks to our triage, testing, and quarantine protocols. Our work continues, and we are doing our best to learn as much as we can about this virus, how it presents in each species, how it may spread, and how we can best respond.

Photos from Washington State Department of Agriculture's post
03/19/2022

Photos from Washington State Department of Agriculture's post

Important information!Poultry owners especially, take note.  (The WSDA includes a link to a webinar in the comments sect...
01/19/2022

Important information!
Poultry owners especially, take note. (The WSDA includes a link to a webinar in the comments section of their post.)

“USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed three cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in North and South Carolina detected during routine testing.

While there are no confirmed cases in Washington yet, now is the time for both commercial and backyard poultry owners to prepare: review and improve your biosecurity practices, increase monitoring of your flocks and report high mortality or illness events, and eliminate risk, for example, by keeping birds in coups or poultry houses to prevent contact with wild birds, if possible. Additional links and resources, including a webinar that WSDA conducted last year on HPAI, are available in the comments. #AvianInfluenza #BirdFlu”

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed three cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in North and South Carolina detected during routine testing.

While there are no confirmed cases in Washington yet, now is the time for both commercial and backyard poultry owners to prepare: review and improve your biosecurity practices, increase monitoring of your flocks, report high mortality or illness events, and eliminate risk - for example - by keeping birds in coops or poultry houses to prevent contact with wild birds, if possible. Additional links and resources, including a webinar that WSDA conducted last year on HPAI, are available in the comments. #AvianInfluenza #BirdFlu

"Many people are cutting back on sugar, which has led to an enormous increase in the number of products that contain xyl...
11/08/2021
Xylitol Pet Poisoning Cases More than Doubled Over Five Years | Pet Poison Helpline

"Many people are cutting back on sugar, which has led to an enormous increase in the number of products that contain xylitol...”
"“Xylitol consumption by pets, particularly dogs on the other hand, can be extremely toxic and potentially deadly. The most common effect of xylitol poisoning in dogs is a precipitous drop in blood sugar which can lead to loss of consciousness and seizures. In high enough doses, liver failure can begin within a few hours or days.”
"In addition to candy and other sweets, xylitol is now being used in peanut butter, nasal sprays, sleep aids, shampoo, deodorant, multivitamins, prescription sedatives and medications, antacids, stool softeners, make-up remover, smoking cessation gums and much, much more."
XYLITOL PET POISONING CASES MORE THAN DOUBLED OVER FIVE YEARS:
https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/toxin-tails/xylitol-poisonings-doubled/
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Xylitol Pet Poisoning Cases More than Doubled Over Five Years

This is very important!
05/28/2021

This is very important!

It really doesn’t matter if your dog is friendly or not.

What matters is that you don’t take the choice away from another owner (and their dog) as to who they interact with.

There can be so many reasons why a dog and their owner need space from you and your dog.

Please allow them that choice 💙
#givethemspace
#trainyourdog

05/27/2021

We're getting lots of reports of elm sawflies as suspected #AsianGiantHornets. Elm sawflies are BIG - almost as large as the hornets and somewhat similar coloring. The clubbed antennae are a clue to look for to know #ThatIsNotAnAsianGiantHornet.

Let’s see your cats, too!Happy National Cat Day to all our feline friends and their families 😻
10/29/2020

Let’s see your cats, too!
Happy National Cat Day to all our feline friends and their families 😻

08/27/2020
Tune in for a live Q&A session with UC Davis experts on the impact of coronavirus in domestic pets.

This was a great live video. If you have questions about the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 in animals, I recommend that you watch this.
Dr. Pedersen is a legend among veterinarians for his work with the Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) virus (a coronavirus) in cats.
“Many animal owners have been concerned about the possibility of their animals contracting COVID-19.

Some animals (cats, ferrets) have their own coronaviruses and some seem to get infected with SARS-CoV-2. What’s the significance of this?

This week we’re talking with two UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine experts:

Jane Sykes is Chief Veterinary Medical Officer of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and Associate Dean of Veterinary Medical Center Operations at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. As a clinician and researcher she specializes in infectious diseases of dogs and cats.

Niels Pedersen is professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. His research career has focused on viruses that cause disease in cats. These include coronaviruses -- in the same general family as the COVID-19 virus -- which can cause a disease called feline infectious peritonitis. He has been involved in trials of experimental drugs to treat coronavirus in cats.

Reminder: We are taking your questions live. Leave them in the comment section below or as a comment during the live broadcast and we'll try to incorporate as many as we can during the stream.

This event will be streamed live starting at 11 a.m. PDT on Thursday, August 27, on the main UC Davis page: http://www.facebook.com/UCDavis

Additional multicast locations:
Twitter (@UCDavis): https://twitter.com/ucdavis
YouTube (@UCDavis): https://www.youtube.com/user/UCDavis

***PLEASE NOTE: BE AWARE OF SPAMMERS!***
You should never have to submit personal information/credit card info to access videos from UC Davis. To access the live event, just go to the main UC Davis page listed above on the scheduled date and time. If you’re not able to join us for the live broadcast, this video - and all episodes of UC Davis Live - will be available to view on-demand in its entirety once the live broadcast has ended. “

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter shares an e-mail address for you to contact if you need them to check on animals that w...
08/23/2020

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter shares an e-mail address for you to contact if you need them to check on animals that were unable to be evacuated:

“If you live in an affected area please contact Officer Todd Stosuy by email at [email protected]

Information from the American Veterinary Medical Association that you can use to help prepare for possible fire evacuati...
08/21/2020
Pets and disasters

Information from the American Veterinary Medical Association that you can use to help prepare for possible fire evacuations with your pets.
My thoughts are with all the people who are having to evacuate now or are worrying about needing to evacuate soon because of the massive wild fires in California.
Please do include your animals in your evacuation preparations.

“Pets and disasters”
https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/emergencycare/pets-and-disasters
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Be prepared to take care of pets and other animals, especially during disasters such as fire, flood, or other emergencies.

07/16/2020

In general, you should avoid using substrate that creates fumes, such as cedar or pine shavings. This can irritate the respiratory tracts of small mammals and predispose them to respiratory tract infections. #WellnessWednesday
Pictured is an example of acceptable bedding.

The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5.5 oz. cans of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liv...
07/06/2020
J.M. Smucker Company Recalls Canned Cat Food Causing Potentially Deadly Side Effects

The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5.5 oz. cans of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food for possibly elevated levels of choline chloride.
"J.M. Smucker Company Recalls Canned Cat Food Causing Potentially Deadly Side Effects"
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/04/j-m-smucker-company-recalls-canned-cat-food-causing-potentially-deadly-side-effects/
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The company said it received reports of pets having adverse reactions to Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula. The concerns are likely due to elevated levels of choline chloride, according to the company.

Photos from Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians's post
06/17/2020

Photos from Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians's post

Kent Nutrition Group Recalls Home Fresh Starter Amp Crumble Because of Elevated Salt Levels"Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) o...
05/22/2020
Kent Nutrition Group Recalls Home Fresh Starter Amp Crumble Because of Elevated Salt Levels

Kent Nutrition Group Recalls Home Fresh Starter Amp Crumble Because of Elevated Salt Levels
"Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) of Muscatine, Iowa is voluntarily recalling 27- 25 lb.bags of Home Fresh Starter AMP Crumble from a single batch due to elevated salt levels, which can present illness or death to poultry. Kent Nutrition Group has ceased distribution of this lot as FDA and the company continue their investigation."

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/kent-nutrition-group-recalls-home-fresh-starter-amp-crumble-because-elevated-salt-levels
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Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) of Muscatine, Iowa is voluntarily recalling 27- 25 lb.bags of Home Fresh Starter AMP Crumble from a single batch due to elevated salt levels, which can present illness or death to poultry.

05/02/2020
03/20/2020

We are working hard to educate our community about COVID-19, but you may also see signage about canine distemper virus (CDV) at Alum Rock Park. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is reporting an unusually high number of CDV cases in wildlife populations throughout California. Gray foxes, raccoons and skunks are the most commonly affected species, but unvaccinated domestic dogs can potentially contract the disease. Pet owners should keep their domestic animals vaccinated, leashed in public parks, and prevent pets from coming into contact with wildlife. CDV is not transmissible to humans, but wild animals can spread distemper to domestic dogs and vice versa. Do not attempt to touch or pick up sick or injured wildlife. Report sightings to Park Rangers or Animal Care & Services immediately (408) 794-7297. More information is available at: http://bit.ly/distemptercases

😳Keep an eye out for these Asian giant hornets... hopefully they will not take hold in Washington!!They eat honey bees.....
12/24/2019
Pest Alert: Asian giant hornet

😳
Keep an eye out for these Asian giant hornets... hopefully they will not take hold in Washington!!
They eat honey bees... are 1 1/2 inches long...

Keep up with interesting news and insights in the world of Washington agriculture.

09/21/2019

An emergency rabbit quarantine has been issued for San Juan, Lopez, and Orcas Islands to prevent the spread of Rabbit hemorrhagic disease. Do not remove rabbits, rabbit crates, or rabbit equipment from the quarantined islands.

Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide:Neonics—pesticides introduced to plants at the seed stage—act lik...
09/14/2019
Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide

Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide:
Neonics—pesticides introduced to plants at the seed stage—act like an appetite suppressant for birds, making them lose weight within hours.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/09/widely-used-pesticide-makes-birds-lose-weight/
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Neonics—pesticides introduced to plants at the seed stage—act like an appetite suppressant for birds, making them lose weight within hours.

09/12/2019

The white-tailed kite is a small, graceful white raptor that hunts over open ground, often seen hovering above fields, grasslands, marshes, and other grassy habitats as it searches for its preferred prey, small rodents. Like a paper kite on a string, the white-tailed kite can hover stationary in the air, holding itself aloft with rapid, fluttering wingbeats while its eyes scan the ground for potential prey. This characteristic behavior is, perhaps unsurprisingly, called “kiting”. The white-tailed kite declined to near-extinction in parts of its U.S. range during the early 1900s, likely due at least in part to egg collecting and hunting as well as loss of habitat. It has since recovered to some degree. Though still most common in Texas and California, white-tailed kites have expanded their range and can be spotted in a few other parts of the western United States as well as into Central America. They are easily stressed, making it challenging to rehabilitate sick or injured birds. Small mammals make up more than 95% of the average white-tailed kite’s diet. You can help white-tailed kites by not poisoning their food supply: avoid using rodenticides and encourage others to do the same. Photo taken California Raptor Center, a facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey. #californiaraptorcenter #CRC #whitetailedkite #raptor #kiting #graceful #PhotoArk #savetogether

Antivenom Vs. Rattlesnake Vaccine | SAGE Veterinary Centers
08/31/2019
Antivenom Vs. Rattlesnake Vaccine | SAGE Veterinary Centers

Antivenom Vs. Rattlesnake Vaccine | SAGE Veterinary Centers

Antivenom Vs. Rattlesnake Vaccine - Recently at our REI Lectures on "Wilderness First Aid for Dogs", we have been receiving many inquiries regarding antivenom and the rattlesnake vaccine. To

“Once a common sight around London, house sparrow (Passer domesticus) populations have been declining for decades; they’...
08/13/2019
Researchers think they know what’s killing London’s iconic sparrow

“Once a common sight around London, house sparrow (Passer domesticus) populations have been declining for decades; they’re down 71% since 1995. Now, researchers believe they know why: a mosquito-borne disease called avian malaria.”
Researchers think they know what’s killing London’s iconic sparrow
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/researchers-think-they-know-what-s-killing-london-s-iconic-sparrow

House sparrow appears to be a victim of avian malaria

On Kauai, Hawaiian Ducks Are in a Dire Situation. Dogs Are Helping
08/04/2019
On Kauai, Hawaiian Ducks Are in a Dire Situation. Dogs Are Helping

On Kauai, Hawaiian Ducks Are in a Dire Situation. Dogs Are Helping

From the Summer 2019 issue of Living Bird magazine. Subscribe now. Labrador retrievers are America’s favorite dog. Out of 193 breeds registered by the American Kennel Club, Labradors rank first for friendliness. They’re bred for hunting, so the working breed might not be con­sidered a close fri...

Photos from East Anglian Guinea Pig Rehoming's post
07/16/2019

Photos from East Anglian Guinea Pig Rehoming's post

06/28/2019

The FDA today for the first time publicly identified 16 pet food brands most frequently associated with cases in dogs of dilated cardiomyopathy, a serious and potentially fatal heart disease. https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=53973

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