If you ever thought that filling out a lost pet report with a local shelter is the equivalent of submitting a document into a black hole, then hopefully this story will have you reconsider.

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It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare… someone leaves the front door open or a loud noise chases your pet away and suddenly your best friend is gone. It happens all the time, and while RASKC returned 760 pets to their owners last year alone — a success story for over 50% of the lost dogs brought to the adoption center — not all pets are as lucky. This, however, is a story of fortune and one that warms the furry heart and soul. It’s about a wonderful family reunion and a reminder of the importance of registering your pet’s microchip.

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Crossposted from Public Health Insider

Canine influenza – or dog flu – has been diagnosed in dogs for several years. But a new strain of canine influenza called H3N2 has been found in more than 25 states since April 2015. In Chicago, this novel (or newly appeared) influenza virus sickened more than a thousand dogs during the first outbreak in the United States. Now, Public Health – Seattle & King County veterinarian Beth Lipton thinks that we may have found cases here in King County. Public Health Insider talked to her to find out more.

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Halloween is a treat for people, but can be a frightening trick for our pets. Regional Animal Services of King County reminds pet owners of a few safety tips before the ghosts and goblins arrive. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you suspect your dog or cat has gotten into Halloween treats, […]