Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

Where Do “Dog” Expressions Come From?

August 5, 2021 at 9:15 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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Have you ever said, "the dog days of summer" or "work like a dog" and wondered where those phrases originated from? After a bit of digging into those sayings, we've uncovered some pretty interesting history and evolution to some of the most common dog expressions.

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Why Do We Go Nuts About Kittens

July 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Domestic cats, or felis silvestris catus, if you’re fancy, are thought to have domesticated themselves thousands of years ago in the Near East. That's right; cats chose to be around humans. 

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Why Should You Get Your Pet Microchipped

May 12, 2021 at 9:03 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Microchip Your Pet

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We love our fur babies. They are more than just pets; they are part of our family. They sleep with us, share the couch with us, and even join us on vacation. The idea of having our beloved canines or felines separated from us is almost unbearable.

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What Happens When a Dog Gets Heartworm?

April 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and so for the theme of this month, we wanted to go over what heartworm is, how it is transmitted, and what we can do to protect our pets. 

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Did Your Pet Put on Extra Pounds During the COVID Lock Downs?

March 18, 2021 at 9:01 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Doggy Day Care,

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If you have fallen victim to the "COVID 15" (gaining weight during the lockdowns), most likely so has your pet. It's time to look at how this happened and how best to deal with the extra pounds on your pooch.

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Why Your Dog or Cat Should get a Dental Tooth Sealant

March 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Dog Teeth Cleaning

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One of the biggest challenges for pet owners is keeping the area where the tooth meets the gum line clean for their pets. Dental problems are often caused by plaque buildup at the gum line that then turns into tartar, and eventually causes periodontal disease. When plaque and tartar buildup occur, that is when your veterinarian needs to step in with a dental cleaning for your pet.

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Now That You’re Going Back to Work…What About Your Pets?

January 21, 2021 at 9:24 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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March of 2020 changed every American’s life in one way or another. But for pets, that month turned into one of the best months ever. Some fortunate employees were able to work from home, and their fur babies were over the moon happy. 

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It’s National Walk Your Pet Month

January 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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It’s already halfway through January, and it’s estimated that more than half of the people who made exercise and weight loss resolutions have already abandoned them. And if you’re one of the guilty who have already abandoned the resolution ship, it’s time to get back on; not for your benefit, but for your dog’s. 

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Snow and Your Pets

December 23, 2020 at 8:54 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Bogus Basin and Brundage have gotten some great snow so far this year. As for the Treasure Valley, we've seen a few fluffy inches, but alas, it is mostly gone now. Thankfully more snow is forecasted to come. Kids love it, pets love it, and most parents don't, mainly because it means shoveling and driving on less than ideal roads. However you feel about it, here are a few extra safety precautions for your pets.

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KEEP YOUR PET SAFE DURING THIS VERY MERRY COVID CHRISTMAS

December 17, 2020 at 9:02 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge here in the Treasure Valley, it's time to think about what this Christmas is going to look like for you, your extended family, and even your pets.

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