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Cats Eating Grass: Good, Bad, Both?

August 27, 2019 at 8:46 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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Cats eat grass. It’s a known fact. And if you are a pet parent to a frisky feline, you’ve probably wondered why bother buying organic or premium cat food if they’re going to turn and eat the grass you mowed yesterday. Okay, most of us don’t buy the gourmet stuff, but even well rounded diet from a reputable company will put a small dent in most budgets.

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Obesity is the Top Health Problem Among Dogs and Cats

August 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Since 2007, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) annually surveys and reports their findings on the obesity statistics of the U.S. pet population. 2018, APOP reported 55% of dogs and 59% of cats were either classified as overweight or obese.  That number had held relatively steady over the past five years.

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This is Why Your Dog Doesn’t Like to be Left Alone

August 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Boarding,

Doggie Day Camp,

Doggie Daycare

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Life gets crazy for everyone, and every day doesn’t go as planned. Sometimes you are forced to leave your pets alone for extended periods due to no fault of your own, and the consequences can be alarming for your pet’s health and your Armani shoes.

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The CDC is now advising against giving pig ears to dogs

August 7, 2019 at 9:17 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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On July 31st, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the FDA (Federal Drug and Administration) announced they have started an investigation in several states concerning an outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella. These cases all have linked back to pig ear dog treats.

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Assemble Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

July 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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The trails in Idaho’s prestigious mountains and foothills are some of the most beautiful in the nation. Every year thousands of people from all over the US along with native Idahoans descend on these trails to enjoy its amazing scenery.

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Tips for Keeping Your Canine Cool Now That the Heat is Here

July 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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We’ve already had a couple of scorching days here in Boise, and more of those hot temps are coming. Remember our record-breaking 110 degrees in 2018? That was a scorcher for sure.

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The Story of Your Dog's Stool

July 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Poop can look differently depending on your dog’s breed and the kind of food they eat. However, all things being equal, it should generally have a medium brown color and not be too hard or too soft (you can probably tell just by looking at it).

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Tips to help keep your pet safe on the 4th of July

July 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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BOOM – BANG – POP

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What is So Harmful About Bleeding Heart to Pets

June 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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Bleeding Heart is one of the most beautiful and unique flowers blooming right now in the Treasure Valley. It’s what’s in those tear-drop shaped blooms that you need to be concerned with for the sake of your pets. But first, let’s answer the question of why dogs and cats eat plants in the first place.

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Best Breeds of Dogs for First Time Owners

June 18, 2019 at 10:54 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Puppy Care

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Adding a dog to your family is an exciting time, but can be a little overwhelming with all the different breeds available to adopt. A good first step would be to evaluate your current lifestyle. Are you active? Home a lot? Have a big or small yard? These are all questions you need answers to so you can be paired with a breed that best fits what’s already going on in your life.

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