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Our Des Moines facility is open Tues. and Thurs. evening and on Sat.

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Our buildings and equipment are state-of-the-art

Highly Trained Staff
We specialize in laser surgery

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South Side Veterinary Hospital - Burien

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Burien, WA

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South Side Veterinary Hospital - Des Moines

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Des Moines, WA 98198

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South Side Veterinary Hospital - Redondo

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Des Moines, WA 98198

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News

The Importance of Vaccinations

(from the ASPCA)

Vaccines are very important in managing the health of your dog. That said, not every dog needs to be vaccinated against every disease. It is very important to discuss with your veterinarian a vaccination protocol that’s right for your dog. Factors that should be examined include age, medical history, environment, travel habits and lifestyle. Most vets highly recommend administering core vaccines to healthy dogs. Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which look like the disease-causing organism to the immune system but don’t actually cause disease. When the vaccine is introduced to the body, the immune system is mildly stimulated. If a dog is ever exposed to the real disease, his immune system is now prepared to recognize and fight it off entirely or reduce the severity of the illness. In 2006, the American Animal Hospital Association’s Canine Task Force published a revised version of guidelines regarding canine vaccinations. The guidelines divide vaccines into three categories -- core, non-core and not recommended. Core vaccines are considered vital to all dogs based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or transmissibility to humans. Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines by the Task Force. There are also specific vaccine protocols appropriate for puppies. Your veterinarian can determine what vaccines are best for your dog and advise you about them at your pet’s annual checkup.

Peridontal Disease

(from pets.webmd.com by Wendy Fries)

Gum disease is usually silent. When it starts there are no outward signs and symptoms. Yet once it advances, gum disease can devastate your dog’s mouth, causing chronic pain, eroded gums, missing teeth, and bone loss -- a fate hardly fair to man’s best friend.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Though gum disease in dogs is regrettably common, it can be prevented. To find out how, WebMD talked to experts: specialists in veterinary dentistry. They told us why dogs get gum disease, its complications and treatment, and ultimately, how gum disease in a dog can be prevented or at least slowed.
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Kay Parkinsen

Kay Parkinsen

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Karen Sorenson

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Christian Svenson

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Dr. James Patterson

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Dr. Carl Smith

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Dr. James Thompson

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