Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

Why We Stopped Declawing Cats

November 5, 2019 at 11:06 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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“I love when my cat uses the furniture as a scratching post,” said no cat parent ever. This is why, for the past few decades, feline parents have opted to declaw their cat as a way to save their home and keep their fur-baby indoors with them. However, recent research has been released that has since reversed our previous policy on declawing cats.

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Your Pets and Halloween

October 29, 2019 at 1:15 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Dangerous Foods for Pets

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It’s that time of the year for costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating. Princesses, superheroes, and supervillains will descend to neighborhood homes for sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Halloween is a fun time for people of all ages; your dog or cat most likely has a differing opinion.

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Our Pet Wellness Package and Pet Rewards Points Program

October 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vets Near Me

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Every so often we are asked by clients why we don’t offer in-house payment plans for our wellness package or why we only offer one wellness package. The answer is really quite simple; we made those decisions because we wanted the best option for you and your pet. Below we go through some of the significant benefits of the pet wellness package and pet rewards program.

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Keep Your Dog’s Nails Trimmed-It’s More Important Than You Think

October 10, 2019 at 2:49 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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The term "It's a Dog's Life" isn't what it used to be when the first reference of the expression was recorded in the 16th century. Most dogs live a life in the lap of luxury compared to their counterparts centuries ago. Back in those times, dogs did not run on manicured lawns and carpeted floors.

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Bat, Dogs, Rabies, and Fall Weather

September 19, 2019 at 2:40 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Bats are an important part in the Idaho ecosystem and overall, an animal that should not be feared or shunned. Contrary to popular belief, a very small percentage of bats carry the rabies virus. Out of all the Rabies captured for testing each year, only an average of 6% test positive for the virus.  

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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,

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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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