Safeguarding Your Furry Friends: A Guide to Preventing Pet Emergencies

While eliminating every risk for a potential pet emergency is not possible, there are things you can do to safeguard your pet’s safety and well-being. Our Rainier West Veterinary Hospital team has put together a guide to preventing the most common pet emergencies to keep your furry family member safe and out of harm’s way.…

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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

It’s time for the long-awaited travels! Whether you are planning a road trip, flying to a distant location, or just heading out for the day, it’s important to prepare ahead to ensure you have a safe and comfortable journey with your pet. Our dedicated veterinary team at Rainier West Veterinary Hospital has put together some…

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Top Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Feb Spay or Neuter

Did you know that millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year? Spaying and neutering help prevent cat and dog overpopulation that results in pet homelessness and overcrowded shelters. They also offer many health and behavioral benefits for your furry companion. Here is a look at the top reasons our dedicated veterinary…

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The Golden Years: What You Should Know About Senior Pet Care

The Golden Years: What You Should Know About Senior Pet Care

It may feel like just the other day when you welcomed your precious pet into your family. But as the years go by, our beloved furry companions enter a new phase of their lives – their golden years. At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, we provide senior pet services to support you and your pet during…

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Diagnostic Imaging: The Benefits of Ultrasound for Pets

Ultrasound examination of cat

At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care for your furry companions. We are pleased to offer cutting-edge technology, including ultrasound imaging, for exceptional diagnostic precision, targeted treatment planning, and enhanced patient care.  What Is Veterinary Ultrasound Imaging?  Ultrasound imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool that allows Dr.…

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Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated?

Should I Get My Indoor Cat Vaccinated?

Many pet parents wonder whether cats who never set foot outdoors need to be vaccinated. After all, indoor cats are not exposed to the same risks as outdoor cats when it comes to infectious diseases. So, should you get your indoor cat vaccinated? Dr. Doyle and our dedicated veterinary team at Rainier West Animal Hospital…

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Dermatology: Common Pet Skin Problems

Dermatology: Common Pet Skin Problems

Dr. Doyle and our team at Rainier West Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing pets in Lacey, WA, and the surrounding communities with comprehensive dermatology services to keep their skin healthy and free of disease. From allergies to external parasites, wounds, or hot spots, we’re here to provide your furry companion with the highest level…

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How Often Should You Take Your Pet to the Vet?

How Often Should You Take Your Pet to the Vet?

Your furry friends are more than just pets. They are beloved members of your family. And just like you and your family members need regular wellness exams, so do your furry companions. At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, we offer tailored veterinary services to help your pets live long, healthy, and active lives. You can always…

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National Pet Diabetes Month

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder characterized by the inadequate secretion or utilization of insulin, resulting in a blood glucose that is too high. Diabetes in cats and dogs has some similarities to diabetes in people however, treatment options for pets are not always the same. The most common signs of diabetes include increased thirst and…

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Pet Obesity Awareness

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50% of cats and dogs in the US are overweight or obese, with only 39% of dog owners and 45% of cat owners considering their pet to be in either of those categories. We know that body weight plays a huge role in the overall health…

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