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  • Volunteers integral to Crisis Clinic

    Madison Park resident Roselyn Peterson has been volunteering on the 24-Hour Crisis Line once a week for nearly two years.

  • The decision to welcome a pet into your family is never an easy one to make.  
  • As we age, we all fear that we might fall victim to dementia, Alzheimer’s or a stroke. Neuroscience research is ongoing, looking for causes.  
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Cloudy days ahead
    Early spring in the Puget Sound region is known for numerous cloudy and rainy days. While everyone knows that a hot, sunny, summer day can cause sunburns, many do not realize that 80 percent of the sun’s harmful rays penetrate through clouds and rain. 
  • A question that I hear quite frequently from clients is whether pet insurance is worth it. The answer to this question is not really black-or-white, however. There are a lot of factors that can go into your decision to purchase a pet insurance policy. 

  • The Seahawks fan group 12s Helping 12s is holding its first rally and fundraiser Sunday, March 29, to help 12 fan John Bachner and raise money for area charities.  
  • PAWS AND REFLECT | Tasty toxics
    Though your dog or cat may appear as cute as can be while begging, sometimes they cannot stomach what we can stomach. 
  • Keeping up with your kids’ screen-time activities and providing parental guidance and oversight can be challenging. However, kids need help and guidance as they learn how to actively engage in the electronic world and make good choices. 
  • Beginning with today’s (Friday, Feb. 27) Protect Your Pet event, the Seattle Animal Shelter's mobile clinic will temporarily relocate from the shelter’s main parking lot to a spot adjacent to the canine corral, on the west side of the shelter building.

  • To commemorate Feb. 24, 2015, as World Spay Day, the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering free spay/neuter packages to area pets scheduled for surgery next week. 
  • PAWS AND REFLECT | Let professionals help you take care of your pets
    When you adopt an animal, it is no question that you assume responsibility for its welfare. But what if you cannot be there at all hours of the day? 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Staying healthy during Seattle’s dark days
    Staying healthy during this time of year can feel like a challenge, but there are a few things you can do to keep healthy this winter. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Hitting the slopes? Prevent injury this ski season

    With winter upon us and snow falling in the mountains, here are some facts about common skiing and snowboarding injuries, tips on recognizing them and, most importantly, how to use common sense to minimize your risk of getting injured.

  • PAWS AND REFLECT | New Year’s resolutions for pet owners

    While tradition is to use the new year as a chance to start fresh and contemplate what changes to make in our lives, it made me curious as to how many pet owners incorporate their four-legged family members into their resolutions.

  • AGING WITH CARE | Transform outlook for aging family members

    The new year is here! Let’s look ahead by creating a unique New Year’s gift for your favorite elder.

  • AGING WITH CARE | Respect the traditions, special needs of the elderly
    The holiday season is here — a time to be with family and friends and to celebrate. Make the most of it, but while doing so, pay attention to the special needs of aging friends and family. 
  • The Seattle Public Library, Public Health – Seattle and King County and a number of community-based agencies are collaborating to offer free Affordable Care Act program enrollment assistance at local library branches. 
  • Halloween is a fun time for adults and children alike, but it can be a traumatic and even dangerous time for your pets.  
  • HEALTHY TODAY | Concussions
    Now that football season is in full swing, the conversation about head injuries and sports is on many people’s minds. While football gets a lot of attention for concussions, the truth is concussions can occur in any sport or physical activity.  
  • November happens to be Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer affects almost as many pets as it does humans. While cancer is typically seen more often in geriatric or adult pets, pets of any age can develop this affliction. 
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