From the Edmonds Vet: Human prescriptions — the most common pet poison

According to the records of the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) of the ASPCA. for the seventh year in a row human prescription medications top the list of potential toxins most commonly ingested by pets. The APCC handled more than 167,000 cases in 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are currently available, and…

City now contracting with PAWS in Lynnwood to handle stray Edmonds animals

There’s been a change in how the City of Edmonds manages stray dogs and cats found within the city limits. As of last month, Edmonds Animal Control began taking stray animals to the Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter, police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley said. Prior to the switch, the city had a long-time contract with Adix…

From the Edmonds Vet: Mitral valve disease in dogs

The mitral or left atrioventricular valve is one of four one-way valves in the heart. It controls blood flow from the left atrium, where oxygenated blood coming from the lungs collects, to the left ventricle, where arterial blood is pumped out into the body. When the left ventricle contracts, the mitral valve closes, thus preventing…

Tips to keep your pets safe during the holidays

This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. Food and Drug Administration veterinarian Carmela Stamper tells how to keep your animals safe. Stocking Stuffers and Pet Treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t gobble…

Have you seen Butters, the missing French bulldog?

Butters, a white and light brown French bulldog, is missing. She was seen every day last week in the area near Edmonds Way from 236th to 240th Street Southwest and between 84th and 92nd Avenue West in Edmonds. If you see her, call/text 910-988-5281 and 206-265-2804. She is very afraid of people so she will…

From the Edmonds Vet: More about PDA, a congenital heart defect

Patent ductus arteriosus, also known as PDA, is a congenital heart defect that can be found in any breed or species of animal including humans. When I graduated from veterinary school in 1960 we were taught about this condition but very few, if any, veterinarians were prepared to do thoracic surgery to attempt a correction….

From the Edmonds Vet: Can dogs think?

Dogs have been in close contact with humans for thousands of years. Estimates range from 9,000 to 30,000. Due to this long association, dogs are thought to have the ability to not only understand but to communicate with humans. Many researchers in this field attribute these communication skills to the manifestation of unique traits that…

Reminder: Can you provide a home for these cats?

Edmonds Animal Control has four cats waiting for their forever homes. They are available for adoption at Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix) at 21100 72nd Ave W., Edmonds. They include: Oreo – She’s a very friendly female black and white cat who’s about 7 years old. She came in to the shelter as a stray…

Can you provide a home for these cats?

Edmonds Animal Control has four cats waiting for their forever homes. They are available for adoption at Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix) at 21100 72nd Ave W., Edmonds. They include: Oreo – She’s a very friendly female black and white cat who’s about 7 years old. She has a skin condition that is currently being…

Have you seen Tommy, missing since Aug. 14?

Tommy is a 10 lb. Jack Russell/chihuahua mix who escaped from his owners in Woodway during the thunderstorm on Friday, Aug. 14. His family believes he could be hiding out in the Woodway or Edmonds areas. He was wearing a distinct blue inflatable collar that resembles a neck pillow when he broke free. If anyone…

From the Edmonds Vet: Most common pet toxins of 2014 — and other hazards

The Animal Poison Control Center was started prior to my arrival as Head of the then-named Veterinary Biosciences department in the College of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. After I took office, the center was taken over by the ASPCA and has grown and become more effective as a result. The service…

Can you provide a home for Brittany, still available for adoption?

Brittany is still available through Edmonds-based Northwest International Pet Rescue. Her foster mom Cathy Miler says Brittany, a 13-pound female that is a likely Cairn/Yorkie mix, “is one of the sweetest, cutest, most affectionate, playful and loving little fosters I’ve ever had.” Brittany, however, will be a somewhat challenging placement,” Miler noted. “She needs a home…

Welcome to new sponsors Northwest Doodles, Lynnwood Rotary Rummage Sale

My Edmonds News is pleased to welcome two new sponsors this week: Edmonds-based Northwest Doodles, specializing in deep red miniature to medium Goldendoodles and various colored miniature multi-generational Australian Labradoodles, and the Lynnwood Rotary Club’s annual rummage sale, this Saturday, July 11 at Meadowdale High School. Northwest Doodles put a serious emphasis on socializing their puppies…

Is this your dog, found Sunday on Olympic View Drive?

Selena Menchaca found this female dog Sunday on Olympic View drive near the gas station. The dog is wearing a tag with the name Ellee, but there is no contact information. If she belongs to you, email menchacaselena@aol.com or calll 309-922-5672 (cell phone).  

Found in Edmonds: Golden retriever

Bill MacDonald reports that he has found a neutered male golden retriever, weighing about 60 pounds with a very light-colored coat. The dog is not wearing a collar but is very well behaved, MacDonald said, adding that he will care for the dog until the owner is located. If this dog might be yours, call…

Happening nearby: PAWSwalk open for registration

PAWS is once again hosting the popular PAWSwalk on Aug. 29 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Registration is now open at www.pawswalk.net. PAWSwalk will be from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. PAWS is encouraging teams and individuals to start their fundraising as soon as they are registered. Prizes will be awarded for the most donations raised by…

Can you provide a home for Emily?

Emily is an adorable, small, adult fox terrier/spitz mix. She was found tied to a mailbox on a busy street in Edmonds, with a pink leash and matching pink collar. She does not have any tags or a microchip. So far nobody has found her former owners. Emily is already spayed, and she know commands…

Animal advocacy group hosting benefit garage sale Saturday

The GGAA (Genevieve G. Animal Advocacy) group is hosting a benefit garage sale Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m-5 p.m. at 8424 Bowdoin Way in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood. Sale organizers promise lots of great stuff (check out the preview photos) and fabulous prices, plus coffee and cookies while you shop. And if you don’t…