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Have You Thanked Your Vet Today?

The statistics are alarming: About 1 in 10 veterinarians suffer serious psychological distress and nearly 1 in 6 has considered suicide. By Susan Wyatt The statistics are alarming: About 1 in 10 veterinarians suffer serious psychological distress and nearly 1 in 6 has considered suicide. The 2014 Centers for Disease Control survey found that “demands…

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No Cape? No Tights? No Problem! Animal Heroes in Action

What does it take to be a superhero? Blue tights? Red cape? Special powers? Nope. In Western Washington, we have our own heroes from Whatcom to Clark counties. By Diana Mivelli On a cold Saturday afternoon in downtown Seattle, pets and their owners have been lined up since before noon outside the Union Gospel Mission…

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The 11th Annual DogGone Easter Egg Hunt!

Don’t miss the 11th annual DogGone Easter Egg Hunt, brought to you by Feline Friends! This is the doggiest Easter egg hunt in Washington State! With support from community sponsors, proceeds from this fun community event will support Feline Friends and Fences For Fido! The details: 11th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt Date:  Saturday, March 24…

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Allie’s Battle With Epilepsy: Hope, Heroes, and One Very Special Horse

Beneath her black riding helmet, you can’t see the “W” shaped scar that partially circumnavigates her skull. It’s several inches long and shaped like the symbol of Wonder Woman…And Alexandria Weideman certainly is a wonder. By Tracy Campion. Beneath the grateful smiles of her family, you can’t see the pain and fear of almost having…

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Be My ValenCanine!

Join Pet Connection Magazine, Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue, and Mud Bay at Lagunitas Brewing on February 20 to support Seattle Humane!      

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Dogs At Work: How You Can Make Your Business Dog-Friendly!

After spending more than 20 years in human relations, a very special dog inspired Claudia Melzig to create a business that enabled people to spend more time with their canine companions. In today’s competitive workplace companies are expanding their employee benefit program to attract and retain talent, as well as help employees manage their lives…

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Disaster Preparedness: No Pet Left Behind

In recent months, communities across the United States have faced multiple natural disasters, including hurricanes, fires, and floods. Do you and your family have a strategy to find one another and your pets following a disaster?  By Diana Mivelli When setting your resolutions, will making a plan for the welfare of your pets in the…

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Connections: Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue

Brokers Steven Lynn and Lori Sciacero wanted to help give back to homeless animals in the Pacific Northwest, so they created Brokers Supporting Pet Rescue to help give animals a future while their clients built their own.  Animal lovers Steven Lynn and Lori Sciacero had a thriving real estate business and they knew that they…

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Nine New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

The New Year is a time for resolutions, reawakening, and renewal. It’s a time to spend with friends and family (whether they’re two, four, or three-legged), to have a “clean slate,” and to tackle goals and projects anew. Main image by Sunita Martini. Whether you’re focusing on health or wealth, organization or education, family time…

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The Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Stevens Pass

The Avalanche Rescue Dogs have been searching the slopes of Stevens Pass and beyond since 1991, providing peace of mind for outdoor enthusiasts during nine months of the year.  By Tracy Campion Bailey’s bright brown eyes are fixed intently on my jacket pocket. At some point in the last few months, that pocket held dog…

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Healing Paws Comes to Providence Centralia Hospital

Providence Centralia Hospital is proud to announce the start of a new therapy animal visiting program called Healing Paws. By Karlyn Fritz The mission of Healing Paws is to share the unique benefits of the human-animal bond with the patients, visitors and staff of the Providence Health System in Centralia, Washington through animal-assisted activities and…

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Compassion and Care: Saying Goodbye to Meg

In the six hours between when I had last checked on my cat, Meg, and when I came home for the evening, she had started to die. I shouldn’t have been startled and surprised, but I was. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye – not like this. Meg was 20 years old; she had a…

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Pets on Film: Furry-Friend-Approved Movies to Keep You Warm & Cozy this Season

Autumn in the Pacific Northwest can be dark and dreary, but these pet-approved movies are sure to brighten your day — and your mood! by Diana Mivelli In the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to bemoan the short, rainy days that begin in October and drag through March…and April…and May. The gray consumes us but with…

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The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching: Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pets Safe?

The Holidays Are Quickly Approaching. Are You Prepared to Keep Your Pets Safe? By: Animal Emergency & Specialty (AES) — family-owned in Kirkland since 1980! As responsible pet owners, we tend to keep certain household routines to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our pets. The busy holiday season disrupts those routines as we…

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Aquascaping Styles: Fashionable Fish Tanks For Every Home

From Natural Style to Dutch and from Jungle to Paludarium, Tammy Dore of Olympia Pet Works introduces you to the most popular styles in fish tank aquascaping. By Tammy Dore, Olympia Pet Works I have written about aquascaping with plants, stone, and driftwood before. But I know that planning how to aquascape can become a little…

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