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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,

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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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Tips for Keeping Your Canine Cool Now That the Heat is Here

July 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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We’ve already had a couple of scorching days here in Boise, and more of those hot temps are coming. Remember our record-breaking 110 degrees in 2018? That was a scorcher for sure.

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Look Out For These Signs of Pain in Your Cat

August 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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Did you know that your cat has evolved to keep information from you? That might seem a little strange, but it's true; natural selection has made sure that cats have a strong urge to hide their pain from possible predators who could take advantage of a sick or injured feline. That's why you might not know if your cat isn't feeling well, or worse is seriously injured or ill.

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Does Your Dog Dream?

August 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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Have you ever watched your dog nap and laughed at his or her apparent dreams? Have you seen Fido apparently chasing a squirrel or whimpering for a treat while snoozing? This may have led you to believe that your dog is dreaming vividly. But—do dogs actually dream?

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How to Keep Your Senior Cat Healthy and Happy

April 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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As cat owners become more aware of their pets' health, cats are living longer than ever. Thanks to sophisticated veterinarian tactics and rigorous vaccination, cats are enjoying longer and healthier lives—just like people. Studies show that the "graying" cat population has nearly doubled over the past decade, and there's no reason to think that this trend will end soon.

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3 Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

March 30, 2016 at 3:07 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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Exercise is just as important for your dog as it is for you. And the best news is, getting exercise for one of you often translates into exercise for the other. It's a great way to spend time with your pet, bond over the exhilaration of exercise and play.

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Keep Your Dog Away From These 10 Substances!

February 25, 2016 at 10:56 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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Did you know that each year over 100,000 pets are poisoned in the United States? Most of these incidents were caused by household items and foods many of us have in our homes at one time or another. While most of them are harmless to us when used properly, they can be extremely dangerous to dogs.

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Google is not a Veterinarian

January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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We've all been there before. Your dog is acting strange—maybe not eating well or seeming to limp a bit. Three minutes later, you're convinced Fido is suffering from heart failure—or maybe a rare genetic disorder—and you're panicking. What happened in those three minutes? We're guessing you consulted Dr. Google.

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Cats and Boxes. It's a Beautiful Thing

December 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic

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You've searched the world, the internet, and five galaxies to find the perfect castle for your kitty. Sparing no expense, you even spring for expedited shipping. Captain Whiskers will be SO happy!

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Acupuncture May Help Your Dog

October 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Holistic Vererinarians,

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Did you know that your veterinarian can help your dog gain relief from pain using the ancient technique of acupuncture? Men and women have been enjoying the benefits of acupuncture treatments for centuries, and now, at pet wellness clinics like Intermountain Pet Hospital, your dog can benefit as well.

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