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Treating your pets right in the PNW

The following is a guide to tips, resources and information pet owners can use to improve the quality of life for their pets while living here in the Pacific Northwest.

At-home pet grooming that’s easy and safe

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At-home pet grooming that’s easy and safe

Having a kid is a big investment and by that same token, so is having a pet. In addition to training classes and veterinary bills, there's also the grooming component, which not only leaves your dog or cat looking cute, but also helps to...

Tips on switching pet groomers when you PCS to JBLM

PCSing with Pets

Tips on switching pet groomers when you PCS to JBLM

The to-do list when you PCS can be never-ending and as a result little things often fall through the cracks, like switching your magazine subscriptions...but what about the dog? In addition to finding a good doggy daycare or kennel, many breeds...

Taking Care of Pets While Deployed

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Taking Care of Pets While Deployed

Although the wars are drawing down, the deployment schedules for our men and women in uniform aren't easing up. Troops continue to meet multiple operational needs, such as theater security exercises with partner nations, Navy ship cruises and...

Travel Stress-free With Pets

PCSing with Pets

Travel Stress-free With Pets

Military moves can be tough on military families, especially if a spouse is deployed. It's hard enough to get the humans in the family ready for a big move, let alone a family pet. "Growing up as an Army ‘brat,' I moved every three years...

JBLM Veterinary Treatment Facility ready for Fluffy & Fido

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JBLM Veterinary Treatment Facility ready for Fluffy & Fido

There are a few things you might not know about the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF)... starting with its existence. The VTF, which is tucked away on McChord Field, is there to serve the four-legged furry kids of...

Top ten dog parks in the area

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Top ten dog parks in the area

Forbes.com 2007's top 10 list of pet-friendly cities included both Portland, Ore. and Seattle, placing the Pacific Northwest in the top-tier. The list (which hasn't been repeated by the magazine since) was based on a variety of factors, including...

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Pet policy for JBLM tenants

Pet owners on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are mistaken if they think they can have pets that lack microchips or run unleashed through the neighborhoods. There is an officer in town who spends the majority of his workdays looking for such animals,...

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