Pet Owners Newsroom

June 2011

Effective January 1, 2012 – Dogs, cats and ferrets in Washington are required to be vaccinated against rabies. WAC 246-100-197 (3)

Animal Health

Dental health for your animal

Pseudoephedrine can be deadly to pets

Sweetener Xylitol toxic to dogs

AVMA’s Disease Precautions for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Their Companion Animals - This reference guide is intended to be a general guide about diseases that outdoor enthusiasts (such as campers, canoers/kayakers, backpackers and hikers) and their companion animals may encounter.

Advice on the safe use of flea and tick products in pets - AVMA

At-home hospice care offered for pets - by ERIC WILKINSON / KING 5 News

Internet info doesn't replace reliable veterinary care - USA Today

Tips for choosing the right day care for your dog - Chicago Tribune

Veterinarians Warn Pet Owners about Summer Plants and Substances Poisonous to Dogs and Cats

Web site launched to create greater awareness of diabetes in pets.

Zoonotic disease risks for hunters - General guide about zoonotic diseases that hunters and their hunting dogs may encounter.

Cold Weather Tips

The WSVMA wants DVMs and pet owners to be ready for the upcoming winter. In the wake of last winter, here are some cold weather tips for keeping your clients and pets healthy. (more)

Resources on horse issues for owners

The The electronic version of The Horse Magazine, The, has an article on its web site about horse neglect

Unwanted Horse Coalition

The Unwanted Horse Coalition has its brochure and booklet available on its site as PDFs.

American Horse Council

The American Horse Council in conjunction with USDA, sponsored a June 18 forum on unwanted horses. The news release is available under Newsroom/Publications. Also at the "Newsroom/Publications" link on AHC's web site, horse owners can order a care and handling handbook for $10, Care and Handling Guidelines for the Horse Owner.

Avian Influenza 

American Veterinary Medical Association FAQ’s

British VMA: Avian Influenza In Cats And Other Mammals

Center for Disease Control

Pandemic Flu Resources

Canine Influenza

Facts About Canine Influenza


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