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Nikki Wardle Nikki has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.

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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Getting Fido and Fluffy Back to Normal After the Quarantine

May 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Pet Enrichment

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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.

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Covid-19 Updates For Our Clients

March 23, 2020 at 9:28 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Dear Clients,

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Why is My Dog So Itchy?

March 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pets with Allergies

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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.

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The Coronavirus and Your Pet - a Veterinary Team's Perspective

March 4, 2020 at 2:49 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pet Care

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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.

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Telemedicine for Pets

March 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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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.

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Introducing LEAP - Life Enrichment Activity Program

February 26, 2020 at 8:57 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Doggie Day Camp,

Pet Enrichment

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Intermountain Pet Hospital's mission is happy, healthy pets. We have now started to expand on that platform by creating a new day camp program call LEAP, or Life Enrichment Activity Program. This new philosophy incorporates the idea that dogs need enrichment to ensure they're both mentally and physically healthy and happy.

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6 Reasons Why We Do Not Do Anesthesia-free Dental Cleanings

January 29, 2020 at 4:17 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health,

Dog Dental Health

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Our veterinarians are frequently asked during regular visits about if we can do anesthesia-free dental cleanings.  Dr. Bingham state that he alone gets that question weekly. It's a question that loving pet owners think about a lot. The answer is: while some clinics do, we do not. We're going to go over the reasons why.

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