Science has named them Canis lupus familiaris; every other person calls them Man’s Best Friend.
For anyone who has hiked in the Boise Foothills, or any of our forests, you’ve come across cheatgrass at some point in your journey, whether you realized it or not. Cheatgrass covers an estimated 7% of Idaho, and the dangers of the grass is a topic that we have covered before.
The internet is filled with funny, cute, and heartwarming pet photos. It’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of perked up ears, love me faces, and giant puppy eyes seemingly begging for a treat through your screen.
After being quarantined at home for the last 45 to 60 days, a vast majority of Idahoans are ready to take a much-deserved summer vacation. And if you're planning on taking Fido or Fluffy along with you out of state (or out of the country), you're probably going to need a pet health certificate.
Dr. Throne is a native of the Treasure Valley and obtained her B.S. in Biology with a business minor from Boise State University. Go Broncos! She then went north to complete her DVM at Washington State University in 2011. Following the completion of veterinary school, she moved to northern California to complete a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Throne then worked at a small animal general practice in the area for 6 years before returning to Idaho.
It’s been a good 6 to 8 weeks of social distancing and being ordered to stay at home as much as possible. You know who’s not complaining about that so far, your dog, cat, or other family pet. They’re getting extra love, walks, and probably an increase of treats throughout the day. Talk about a perfect life.
The most common disease we diagnose at Intermountain Pet Hospital is dental disease, but now we're going to talk about the second most common condition that we see in our hospital: Itchy pets.
Over the past few months, the coronavirus, or Covid-19, has been blasted all over the news, almost as much as the upcoming 2020 presidential elections. At first it was mainly over in Asia and Europe, but now that confirmed cases and related deaths have started to appear closer to home, we are starting to get the question, can my pet get, or be a carrier of the coronavirus?
Below Dr. Hunt talks about what Covid-19 is, how it spreads, and how your pet does or does not play a role in the spread of the virus.
We have some exciting news! Starting Monday, March 9th, 2020, Intermountain Pet Hospital will be the first veterinary hospital in the Treasure Valley to offer telemedicine for pets.