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Why Your Pet Needs Pet Insurance

October 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pet Care,

Animal Hospital Near Me

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When it comes to our pets, Americans will spend whatever it takes to make sure they have the best quality of life. It's estimated that in 2019, U.S. families spent 95.7 billion dollars on pets. Out of that 95.7 billion, 29.3 billion was for veterinary care. That number is estimated to increase by 3% in 2020. 

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I Think My Dog Has an Abscessed Tooth - What Can I Do?

October 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health,

Dog Dental Health

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We talk a lot about periodontal disease, and the importance of good dental health for all pets. And for good reason, it is one of the most common medical diseases for pets in America. It’s estimated that by the age of three, 80% of dogs have some sort of active dental disease. If dental disease persists long enough, your pooch is in real danger of getting an abscessed tooth.

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National Pet Bird Day

September 17, 2020 at 9:19 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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We all need more to celebrate these days, so here’s something we hope you can get behind. September 17 is officially national Pet Bird Day, where bird owners and even potential bird owners across the country will share photos and stories and advocate for the growth of responsible bird ownership.

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Can a Visit to a Veterinarian Be Fear-Free For My Pet?

September 9, 2020 at 9:14 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vet Near Me,

Fear Free

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Since the first official veterinarian visit in the 1760's in France, pets have been dreading each and every time they are brought into the office. 

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Balancing Work and School at Home Life with Pets

September 2, 2020 at 9:08 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Doggie Day Camp

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Right now, we don’t know when a proven vaccine for COVID-19 will be widely available. Some companies are going so far as to require their employees to work from home until mid-2021. Now is a great time to put some schedules and expectations in place so that everyone can remain sane.

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Why are dogs considered Man’s Best Friend?

August 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Science has named them Canis lupus familiaris; every other person calls them Man’s Best Friend.

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Protect Your Pets from Cheatgrass

July 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Vet Near Me,

Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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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.

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7 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo of Your Dog

June 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vet Near Me

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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.

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Pets and Travel Certificates

June 22, 2020 at 8:41 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Boarding,

Dog Boarding,

Doggie Daycare

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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. 

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Dr. Katie Throne Joins Intermountain Pet Hospital

June 16, 2020 at 9:12 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Vet Near Me

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Meridian, Idaho:

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.

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