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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intermountain Pet Hospital welcomes Dr. Nancy Wunz to our growing family of veterinarians and staff. Dr. Wunz is thrilled to offer veterinary pet care to all furry family members of the treasure valley.
Intermountain Pet Hospital welcomes Dr. Kelley Miller to both our Overland and Chinden locations. Dr. Miller has lived in Alaska, Florida, Texas, and is finally happy to settle down in Idaho.
The relationship between doctor and patient is a huge part of the healthcare process. The doctor needs to provide a knowledgeable, precise, caring, trustworthy experience for the patient, and, in turn, the patient needs to be able to work well with the doctor. The same goes for your pet--the only problem is that Fido can't tell you which vets he likes and which he doesn't (and if he could, he'd probably tell you he doesn't want to go to the vet at all!). That's why it's important to give your animals a helping hand and use a few smart tips to pick the best pet doctor.
As the summer temperatures spike, it's time for dog owners and dog lovers alike to confront some of the dangers of heat for our canine friends. One of the most dangerous—but sadly still frequent—summertime problem that can arise is when dogs are left alone in hot cars. All too often a dog owner will leave their dog in a parking lot while the temperature of their car goes up to potentially fatal levels.
Achoo! Was that you, Mr. Whiskers?