Ask the Edmonds Vet: Wild Horses

Publisher’s note: Our Edmonds Vet continues to share stories from his years in practice. If you have a question, you can still submit it in the comment section below and he will address it. By Dr. David Gross I was on a ranch in the Badlands of North Dakota to castrate fourteen wild stallions rounded…

Our ‘Forever Home’ Dog of the Week: Lily

My Edmonds News presents the Dog of the Week, Lily, a 3-year-old Lab/Shar Pei mix, from Forever Home Dog Rescue. You can find out more about Lily below. Forever Home founder Diane Swanberg notes that Forever Home Dog Rescue is desperately looking for more foster families. “We have three dogs right now that are waiting…

From the Edmonds Vet: Skipper Jones

Publisher’s note: Our Edmonds Vet continues to share stories from his years in practice. If you have a question, you can still submit it in the comment section below and he will address it. By Dr. David Gross It was my first weekend on the job. The middle of June 1960 and I told my…

Our ‘Forever Home’ Dog of the Week: Seeley

My Edmonds News presents the Dog of the Week, Seeley, a 2-year-old male Shih Tzu mix, from Forever Home Dog Rescue. Here’s his story: I am a 2-year-old male, Shih Tzu/mix. I love to play and jump and cuddle and sleep under the covers to keep your feet warm at night. I am a little shy…

From the Edmonds Vet: Mule with tetanus

Publisher’s note: Our Edmonds Vet continues to share stories from his years in practice. If you have a question, you can still submit it in the comment section below and he will address it. By Dr. David Gross I leased my practice in Phoenix and moved my family to Mexico City after accepting a one-year…

Our ‘Forever Home’ Dog of the Week: Dozer

My Edmonds News presents the Dog of the Week, Dozer, a 7-year-old male pit bull terrier from Forever Home Dog Rescue.You can find out more about Dozer below. Forever Home founder Diane Swanberg notes that Forever Home’s next adoption event will be this weekend, Aug. 11 and 12, at Petco in Lynnwood (in the Barnes…

Our ‘Forever Home’ Dog of the Week: Sonny

My Edmonds News presents the Dog of the Week, Sonny, from Forever Home Dog Rescue. Here’s her story: My name is Sonny. I’m a one-year-old chihuahua mix, just 10 little pounds. I love going for walks and spending time with my people. I love to snuggle whenever possible but also likes to play and chase…

Owner of dog found

We’re pleased to report that the owner of the dog running loose in Shell Valley earlier Sunday found her photo on My Edmonds News and will be reunited with her Monday.

From the Edmonds Vet: Wilma the Cat

By Dr. David Gross Publisher’s note: Instead of answering questions from readers, our Edmonds Vet will be sharing stories from his years in practice. If you have a question, you can still submit it in the comment section below and he will address it. Ike Williams and Jon Wilkins were partners, owners of Williams &…

Our Forever Home Dog of the Week, Jack

My Edmonds News presents the Dog of the Week, Jack, from Forever Home Dog Rescue. Jack’s story follows, but first we wanted to share great news about an earlier dog we featured, Righty, an 8-year-old pitbull who needed leg surgery. Among those reading that story was Thayer Cueter, head of the Just Frogs Toads Too…

Our ‘Forever Home’ Dog of the Week: Righty

My Edmonds News is pleased to introduce a new Dog of the Week column, featuring animals from Forever Home Dog Rescue. This week’s dog is Righty, a handsome eight-year-old pitbull. Forever Home Dog Rescue founder Diane Swanberg requested that we feature Righty because he needs leg surgery. Here is Righty’s story, with information at the…

Welcome to our sponsor, Posh Pooch

Welcome to our new sponsor, Posh Pooch, a daycare for dogs located in a charming Edmonds home directly across from the Westgate QFC. For more than two years, owner Sophie Hamilton has been providing a comfortable environment for dogs and their owners. Posh Pooch offers separate spaces for dogs of different sizes and temperaments, with…

Ask the Edmonds Vet: Eye infections in dogs

By Dr. David Gross Q: My dog frequently has goop in the corners of his eyes and on his eyelids. Should I be concerned? A: Normally dogs’ eyes are clear, bright and have only a clear, watery discharge, but some breeds with normal eyes may accumulate a light gray material on the corners of their…

Ask the Edmonds Vet: Is people food bad for dogs and cats?

By Dr. David Gross Q: I was taught that “people food” is bad for dogs and cats, is this true? A: To answer this question, let’s go back to a time when dogs and cats were first domesticated and there was no billion-dollar-a-year pet food industry. Those early canines and felines must have been useful…

Next Golden Retriever meet-up set for April 21


The next Edmonds Golden Retriever Club meet-up is set for Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Spehar home, located at 18104 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. This is a group for Golden Retrievers and their owners. To learn more about this group go to the meet-up page here or find them on Facebook under…

Ferry fares to increase May 1

Washington state ferry riders will see a fare increase on May 1, although the ferry system is increasing the discount for vehicles shorter than 14 feet. Washington State Ferrie is implementing an across-the-board, 3-percent fare increase to help cover operating costs and meet revenue targets. This increase applies to all fare types, including vehicle/driver, walk-on,…

Ask the Edmonds Vet: Is chocolate poisonous to animals?

By Dr. David Gross Is it true that animals can be poisoned by eating chocolate? Yes, well sort of, it depends, is that clear? Actually chocolate poisoning is not unusual in dogs, maybe because many dogs will eat almost anything. Cats are more discerning. I found one reported case of chocolate poisoning in a horse….

Ask the Edmonds Vet: Types of skin tumors in dogs

My dog has some lumps on her skin. Do dogs get skin cancer? Tumors of the skin are probably the most common tumors seen in dogs and can be of many different types. Those that originate in the epithelium, the outermost layer of the skin, include papillomas (warts), cornifying epitheliomas found within the layers of…

Edmonds CC invites public to celebrate Women’s History Month with events next week

Edmonds Community College celebrates Women’s History Month Feb. 19-25 on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, with free lectures, panels and performances open to the public. All events, except an art gallery reception Friday, take place in the Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall. For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to www.edcc.edu/artsandculture. Women’s History Month…

Soon, it will be easier to ‘scoop the poop’ in Edmonds

Attention: Edmonds.dog walkers. The City of Edmonds soon will make it easy for you to clean up after your pooch by providing “doggie poop dispensers” in various areas of the city,  Councilmember Diane Buckshnis said in an email Friday. Thanks to City Stormwater Engineer Program Manager Jerry Shuster and Recycling Coordinator Steve Fisher, the city…

Ask the Edmonds Vet: What is Wobbler Disease?

By Dr. David Gross I overheard some people at the dog park talking about Wobbler Disease, what is that? This is a condition seen most commonly in tall, long-necked horses and large breeds of dogs, particularly Great Danes and Dobermans. The disease is characterized by an abnormal gait in the front and/or the hind legs….