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Our Hoquiam vets and team share helpful advice on a range of topics to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Cat Urinary Tract Infection & Feline Urinary Tract Diseases

Cat Urinary Tract Infection & Feline Urinary Tract Diseases

Our vets at Raintree Veterinary Hospital don't see cats with urinary tract infections often, but when we do they are usually in senior cats or kitties that have another urinary tract problem or disease. In this blog, our Hoquiam vets discuss the symptoms, causes, and recovery process of urinary tract infections and diseases in cats.

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The Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs & How to Stop It

The Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs & How to Stop It

When your dog has diarrhea odds are you when to stop it quickly. Here, our Hoquiam vets list the possible causes of your dog's diarrhea as well as what you can do to help your pup and when to call your vet.

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Help! Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Help! Should I take my cat to the vet for limping?

Whether your feline friend is an indoor cat or outdoor adventurer there is a myriad of ways that your cat could injure a leg or paw and wind up limping. But injuries aren't the only reason for cat limping. Here our Hoquiam vets share a few common reasons for limping in cats and what you should do.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

At Raintree Veterinary Hospital cranial cruciate ruptures in dogs are the orthopedic surgeries we conduct most often. A cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in a dog can also be called ACL. This helps connect the upper leg bone to the lower leg bone. In this blog, our Hoquiam vets discuss the reasons why a dog's CCL is prone to becoming ruptured, and how this injury can be treated.

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The Causes of Dog Joint Pain and How It's Treated

The Causes of Dog Joint Pain and How It's Treated

Our vets often see dogs that are suffering from joint pain. In this blog, our Hoquiam vets discuss the common causes of joint pain in dogs as well as how it can be treated.

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FHO Surgery in Cats

FHO Surgery in Cats

If your cat has hip problems FHO surgery could be an effective and fairly inexpensive option for surgical treatment. In this post, our Hoquiam vets discuss the anatomy of a cat's hips, problems that could affect their hips as well as what FHO surgery entails including treatment.

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ACL Surgery for Dogs

ACL Surgery for Dogs

A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is also called an ACL or 'cruciate'. This tissue connects the shin bone to the thigh bone and when it gets torn or injured it can be very painful. In this blog, our Hoquiam vets discuss the causes of ACL injuries in dogs as well as two different types of ACL treatment surgery available. 

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The Most Common Orthopedic Paw Conditions In Dogs

The Most Common Orthopedic Paw Conditions In Dogs

Just like humans, dogs are prone to getting hurt or developing orthopedic conditions, including arthritis. Today, our Hoquiam vets discuss veterinary orthopedic surgery and some common conditions that can affect your dog's paws or legs and the treatment options available.

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Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & How to Help

Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & How to Help

Just like people dogs can experience anxiety or depression. Here our vets in Hoquiam discuss the symptoms of anxiety and depression in dogs, and how you can help them feel better.

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Planning for Your Pet's Preventive Care Exam

Planning for Your Pet's Preventive Care Exam

Preventive wellness exams for cats and dogs provide your vet with the opportunity to find any arising health conditions early when they are easier to treat. In this blog, our Hoquiam vets explain how you can prepare for your pet's preventive exam and the importance of these beneficial checkups.

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