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Holiday Pet Photos with Santa!

November 26, 2018

Bring your holiday spirit and your beloved four-legged friend to Crossroads Animal Care Center on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 to get their picture taken with Santa! 

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Welcome, Dr. Shahinde Frederick!

March 12, 2018

Dr. Shahinde Frederick is a native Washingtonian. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She was taught from a very young age by her mother to be loving and compassionate to all living things. She first began helping animals by assisting her mother with feeding feral cats […]

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Pet Nutrition

October 3, 2017

“What kind of food, how much, and how often?”These three questions are the ones that most clients hesitate to answer. There is usually a long pause followed by a hesitant “uuuhhh, dry, a scoop and twice a day?” Many clients don’t seem to like to answer questions about what they feed their pets, especially dog […]

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Heartworm Preventative is Essential

September 26, 2017

Do you give your dog heartworm preventative?  How about your cat?  Do you want to know why this is important?  Read on!When we think of “worms,” we mostly think of intestinal worms; we diagnose those by sending a stool sample to the laboratory.  Heartworms are different; they are spread by mosquitos, and the adult heartworms […]

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Litter Box Hygiene

August 9, 2017
By Dr. Nina Beyer Almost all cat owners consider litter boxes to be essential. Very few of us, these days, think it’s safe for our cats to go outdoors to eliminate, in order not to have a litter box in the house. And as soon as something goes wrong, like the cat urinating or defecating [...]

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Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

July 18, 2017
When it comes to spaying and neutering our pets, owners have many different opinions. Some feel that they are taking away the “manhood” of their male pets, and some owners feel that their ladies should be able to have babies of their own before being fixed. The truth is, we as owners tend to be [...]

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Are Retractable Leashes Safe?

June 28, 2017
By Dr. Nina Beyer A lot of people use retractable leashes! For years, they've been very popular. Speaking as a veterinarian, though, I wish they'd never been invented. Wanna know why? First, they give your dog the wrong message. When he pulls against the leash, he is able to move further away from you. He [...]

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Dog Park Etiquette

June 12, 2017
The idea behind dog parks is wonderful; they're safely fenced-in places for your dog to run and play with other dogs. But sometimes the experience is not what you expected, usually because someone hasn't used good judgment. So, let's think about what good dog park etiquette would be. Only take your dog to the park [...]

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Pet Dental Care

February 9, 2017
  Dental care for pets is just as important as it is for people! Dental care for your pet is extremely important. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats and is entirely preventable. Here are a few facts about dental pain and disease so you can make an [...]

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Keeping Your Pet Safe at Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016
Here are the 5 Thanksgiving foods that your dog should avoid: While it’s wonderful to include your pets in your holiday traditions, it’s important to remember that our canine companions cannot indulge in the same feasts that we prepare for ourselves. Some of the common Thanksgiving foods that fill our plate can actually be very [...]

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