Canine Fitness Month

Canine Fitness

April is recognized as Canine Fitness Month.  While we see spaying and neutering as the number one way to begin a healthy journey, here are some helpful tips to continue on that journey along with your furry friend.   If your dog has been living a mostly sedentary lifestyle, start slowly. Just like us, they need…

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K9 Veterans Day

K-9 Veteran

National K9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.  March 13th is the significant date to honor these working dogs, as it was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog…

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Valentine’s Day and Pets

Valentine's Day

While we at Northwest Spay and Neuter Center believe the best Valentine’s gift you can give your pet is the gift of a longer and healthier life without the burden of litters and pesky hormonal cycles, you likely agree with us.  Let’s talk a little about things to look out for throughout this season of…

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Valentine’s Day and Pets

While we at Northwest Spay and Neuter Center believe the best Valentine’s gift you can give your pet is the gift of a longer and healthier life without the burden of litters and pesky hormonal cycles, you likely agree with us.  Let’s talk a little about things to look out for throughout this season of…

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2019, A year in review

It’s something to think about starting a whole new decade in just a few weeks! 1980 still feels like it was 20 years ago.  Aren’t we lucky to have progressed from the ‘pounds’ and holding centers that homeless pets had to endure back then?  Spay and neuter services have drastically (and positively) affected animal welfare…

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MERLIN & BASIL

STORY BY HILLARY WHITTLE, CLINICAL ASSISTANT Since the moment I laid eyes on him my heart stopped. His short front legs dangling from the arms of the foster mother who was holding him. He saw me and I lost all sense of doubt when his little tail swayed vigorously back and forth. THIS was my…

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Season of Gratitude

Some people may argue that pets don’t have the same ability as humans to express gratitude. While our dogs and other family pets may have a different way of expressing their love and appreciation, it is difficult to look into a dog’s eyes and not feel his or her affections. Since this is the season…

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Howl-o-ween Is Coming!

See what we did there? Halloween is a fun time of year.  There’s pumpkin spice, apple cider, crisp air, and cute kids in costumes.  However, it’s not the most fun for our pets.  Here are a few tips on how to keep them safe this Halloween. Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it…

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National Feral Cat Day!

  Start practicing your alley cat strut and get your feline friends together, because on October 16th we’re celebrating National Feral Cat Day — a day to celebrate cats of all stripes and sizes, no matter where they call home. Feral cats have been stigmatized, but thanks to this holiday, we can help change how…

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New Years Resolutions for Our Furry Friends

New Year/New Chances! The start of a new year can signal a fresh start for pets needing a change in their routine. For example, with over 50 percent of pets in the U.S. classified as overweight, there’s no better time for owners to commit to a new diet and exercise regimen for their pets.  Here…

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