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The Family Pet

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6005 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206.784.3810
Fax: 206.892.9696

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Day
Monday7am7pm
Tuesday7am7pm
Wednesday7am7pm
Thursday7am7pm
Friday7am7pm
Saturday10am5pm
Sunday10am3pm
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Flea and Tick Control

Flea and Tick Control at The Family PetFleas and ticks are eager to form a close relationship with your pets.  Did you know that the flea is more than just an irritating, itchy annoyance? They are also a health threat to your pet and your family?

Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) or flea bite hypersensitivity is the most common dermatologic disease of domestic dogs & cats in the USA. They can start itching from just 1 bite and cause secondary skin infections. Severe flea infestation can cause anemia in cats.

They can transmit parasites such as tapeworms to people and animals. Fleas are also carriers of murine typhus, transporting bacteria from rodents to people.

Since fleas are annoying and can be detrimental to human and animal health, getting rid of them is usually a  priority.

Flea eggs dropped off your pet and can lay dormant for months, so just getting the fleas and eggs off your pet isn’t enough. In addition to using a flea treatment advised by your veterinarian, the first step in ridding your life of fleas is cleaning everything!

  • Treat ALL your pets and their environment at the same time.
  • Bathe your pet and use a flea comb to remove fleas. If you plan to use a topical flea treatment, follow the instructions regarding how long to wait before or after bathing.
  • Vacuum your carpets and anywhere your dog hangs out (like your couch).  Immediately remove the vacuum bag, place it in a sealed plastic bag, and take it outside to the garbage. You can also put flea powder in the bag before you vacuum to kill any live fleas that may end up inside.
  • Launder or replace pets' bedding.
  • Thoroughly clean pet carriers.
  • Mow your lawn regularly. Rake and discard any leaves or other lawn debris, and keep piles of sand away from your home.
  • Whenever possible, discourage wild animals from entering your yard.

Most of the time, if you treat your pet, lawn and home for fleas at the same time, you can get rid of an infestation.

There are a few home remedies for fleas that don't work. While flea collars can help keep fleas off of your pets, they don't have much effect on established infestations. Feeding brewer's yeast, garlic and vitamin supplements to pets is also unlikely to do much good against fleas. Ultrasonic collars also don't appear to act as a flea deterrent or repellent.

The following are recommended treatments available through The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital:

* Rx - For prescription treatments your pet must have had an annual exam within the past 12 months, and treatment prescribed by a DVM.
Product Dogs Cats Usage Kills How Fast How Long *Rx
activyl Topical Fleas
Dogs - Ticks
12 hrs 30 days
advantage II
buy 4 get 1 free
buy 6 get 2 free
Topical Fleas, Lice 12 hrs 30 days
bravcto Oral Fleas, Ticks  2 hrs 90 days
Capstar Oral Fleas 30 min 24 hrs
Comfortis Oral Fleas 30 min 30 days
Frontline Topical Fleas, Ticks 24 hrs 30 days
revolution Topical Fleas, Heartworm, Earmites
Dogs - Sarcoptic Mange, Ticks
Cats - Intestinal Worms
 2 hrs 30 days
sentinel Oral Fleas, Heartworm, Intestinal Worms 24 hrs 30 days
trifexis Oral Fleas, Heartworm, Intestinal Worms  2 hrs 30 days
*Rx - For prescription treatments your pet must have had an annual exam within the past 12 months, and prescribed by a DVM.

November - December Specials

The Family Pet is Open 7 Days a Week
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7am
7am
7am
7am
7am
10am
10am
7pm
7pm
7pm
7pm
7pm
5pm
5pm

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve:
    OPEN 7:00am - 1:00pm
    (Open 8-10am & 3-5pm for boarding pick ups and drop offs only)

Christmas Day & New Year's Day:
    CLOSED
    (Open 3-5pm for boarding pick ups and drop offs only) In case of emergency please call
Blue Pearl (206) 364-1660.

NEW!
Zoetis Petcare Rewards Program
Earn points toward rewards with each purchase of a Zoetis participating product. Use rewards to pay for products and services at The Family Pet.
Non-Anesthetic Dentals
Call 206-784-3810 to schedule an appointment to have your pet's teeth cleaned while they are awake!
Did You Know?
  • DROP OFF EMERGENCIES are seen during business hours 7 days a week. (Appointment Not Required) Please See Details
  • All Pet Insurance is Accepted
  • CT Scan for Pets - The Family Pet has one of the few CT Scanner for pets in the Seattle area.
  • Generic Medications We offer generic medications to help keep finances in mind. (thyroid supplements, antibiotics...)
  • Treat Itchy Dogs Without Steroids! We now carry Cytopoint and the difference it has made to our allergy patients is remarkable!
  • Experienced Export Experts for pets moving overseas. We are a provider of pet health certificates for several pet relocation services.

Ample Parking - In addition to our off street parking lot, there is free 2 hour street parking on 15th Ave NW in front of the Seattle Mattress store just north of our alley and free 30 minute street parking on 15th on the block just south of 60th street in front on Pasta Bella.

New Client Referral Program
NEW CLIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Current clients who refer friends & family get $15 credit on their account AND their friend or family gets $15 off too! All you need is our business card!

Services, Appointments, Forms

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

Request Appointment Phone 206-784-3810 to schedule an appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Team:

Meet The Team

Our goal has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.

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Testimonial

"I wish I had a million dollars to hand over to the staff. The reception, techs, dr, EVERYONE. My little dog became quite ill and despite their exceptionally busy day, they found a way to take him in. "  - Sarah B.. 
 

"Brought my kitten in for his first shots and everyone was super friendly! I'm a first time cat owner and they happily answered all my questions. Left with a kitten kit and a lot of useful information."  - Karina A. 

"They are just the best. So friendly, easy to work with, take great care of our puppy. Can't go wrong with them! Jay V. Seattle."   - Jay V. 

"Very caring and thorough in exams and explanations. Now taking my second dog to them. Easy to get to with on site parking helps too. Do grooming too! Drs. Hilmoe and Nagasako both are terrific." - Rebecca B.

"A vet that walks in and joins your very scared kitty on the floor is the best kind of vet. Ella and I thank you! - Brandi B.

"We can count on Family Pet for consistent trusted service for our pets for many years now, in gratitude to the caring staff!" ~ Eileen W.

Contact Info and Map

The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital
Barnyard Pet Vet
Seattle Veterinary Imaging

6005 15th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Email: *reception@thefamilypet.org
Phone: 206.784.3810
FAX: 206.892.9696

*The Family Pet is not accepting ONLINE appointment requests at this time.
Please phone 206.784.3810 for appointments.

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The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital and Affiliates are Members of:


American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

Greater Seattle Business Association

American Mini Pig Association

Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

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