Paws to Read Our Blog

Welcome to the official blog of Animal Hospitals Champions Northwest and Jones Road. We hope to provide our readers with informative news about and for pets, with a special emphasis on veterinary topics. We are writing our content with the pet caregiver, in particular the dog or cat owner, in mind.  Your questions, thoughts and comments are welcome and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

It’s an honor to care for pets, and we dedicate every day of the week to providing our best veterinary medicine to clients’ dogs and cats.  Our dedicated veterinary professionals combine knowledge and experience, outstanding diagnostic tools and compassion to fully understand and recommend the best medical care and treatment for patients. In fact, we like to say, “only you know your pet better.” You may also find more information about our American Animal Hospital Association accredited practices via the website, Facebook (Champions NW, Jones Road), and YouTube.    

Lastly, if you have a pet emergency, please contact a veterinarian immediately for medical advice. Without further ado, we bring you our blog.



2 Responses to Paws to Read Our Blog

  1. Mary says:

    I am considering declawing my cat, he scratches on everything, I want new furniture, but hesitate because of this issue. He has store bought things to claw on , but he prefers the furniture he
    is laying on, not just one ,but on side of the couch on top of chairs, where ever. I have heard pros and cons, but the cons are kinda scary. Please advise, I have heard of laser declawing but
    some they it is just as inhumane. Thanks, Mary

    • Belle's Mom says:

      Mary: We absolutely understand your concerns about declawing a beloved feline pet. Our position on declawing is this: if the pet is destroying property and making an owner consider getting rid of the cat, put it outside to live, or euthanizing the kitty; then declawing is a better alternative. Our goal is to make sure you have the best, loving relationship possible with you cat, and that he/she can live safely in your home. IF you declaw the cat, we strongly recommend keeping the pet inside only. He may not be able to climb a tree to safety in the event of danger in the back yard. We prefer owners stay with their cats if/when they do go outside. In most cases, we do not advocate cats living outside, and our veterinarians do not remove back claws. Please discuss your concerns about the risks of this procedure thoroughly with your veterinarian, so he/she may answer all questions to your satisfaction. If you veterinarian believes your pet is not a good candidate (example: morbidly obese) for the procedure, he/she should advise you during the discussions. Perhaps there is a feline behaviorist in your area that might have some suggestions for training your cat to use the cat scratcher you bought for him. I wish you the best of luck with this decision.

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