Halloween is “spook-tacular” for kids of all ages, but the holiday can be pretty scary for our pets. Regional Animal Services of King County would like to remind pet owners of a few safety tips before the ghosts and goblins come begging on October 31. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you […]

Halloween is “spook-tacular” for kids of all ages, but the holiday can be pretty scary for our pets. So, we’d like to remind pet owners of a few safety tips before the ghosts and goblins come begging on October 31. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you suspect your dog or cat […]

Fireworks are beautiful to look at, but they can be scary for our pets. The bangs and booms are hard on their sensitive hearing, and even the calmest pet can get upset by the unfamiliar loud noises. To help your pet cope with the noise from fireworks, and reduce the chance that it runs away, […]

With the growing population of coyotes in Washington, especially in the Vashon area, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to educate residents about the risks. “It’s important to ensure that our families and our pets are safe,” said RASKC Manager Dr. Gene Mueller. […]

Halloween is “spook-tacular” for kids of all ages, but the holiday can be pretty scary for our pets. Regional Animal Services of King County would like to remind pet owners of a few safety tips before the ghosts and goblins come begging. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you suspect your dog […]

Fireworks are beautiful to look at, but they can be scary for our pets. The bangs and booms are hard on their sensitive hearing, and even the calmest pet can get upset by the unfamiliar loud noises. To help your pet cope with the noise from fireworks, and reduce the chance that it runs away, […]

This message was submitted by Chuck Pilcher, a pet parent whose 11 year old Yorkie , Abby, escaped during a routine fire alarm inspection. Mr. Pilcher, who was happily reunited with Abby in less than 24 hours, sent an email to RASKC ‘s pet line describing how the happy event came about. 

I want to thank you for helping us find our Yorkie, Abby, within 24 hours when she went missing from Thursday-Friday. Here’s how it happened:

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There are more than 70 million dogs in the United States. While the vast majority are friendly, any dog can bite. Each year, more than four million Americans are bitten by dogs – and about one in five requires medical attention. Children and seniors are most likely to be bitten, and to require medical attention. […]

Warm, sunny spring days in the Pacific Northwest are nothing to sneeze at – unless you have seasonal allergies. But did you know your pet can also suffer from all the pollen in the air? Just like humans, pets can also have seasonal allergies. Tree, grass, and weed pollen can cause the same symptoms in […]