Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

Nikki Wardle Nikki is the marketing manager for IPH and has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.

What Happens When a Dog Gets Heartworm?

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

Pet Care

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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,

Doggie Day Camp

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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 Tooth Sealant During Their Dental Cleaning

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,

Doggie Daycare,

Pet Facts

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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,

Vet Near Me

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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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I Think My Dog Has Back Pain

November 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Vets Near Me,

Animal Hospital Near Me

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Back pain is the worst; we can all agree on that. Dogs most likely feel the same. It's also one of the most common conditions that dogs can suffer from. Since our furry friends can't let us know when their back is giving them some issues. 

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Dog Body Language Decode

November 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pet Care

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A considerable number of people know the joys of having a dog in their life. Whether it was childhood, newlyweds getting a pet together, or adopting a canine after kids come into the picture, interactions between dogs and their humans are quite remarkable.  

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Why is My Dog Losing Patches of Hair

October 27, 2020 at 9:15 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pet Care,

Pets with Allergies

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Just like humans shed hair, dogs shed their fur throughout their lives, even hypoallergenic dogs. Shedding is a good thing; it’s a dog’s way of getting rid of old and damaged hair. It can be overwhelming in the springtime when some dogs “blow” their winter coat, but overall most dogs lose their fur evenly over their body.

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