To say that it’s hot outside would be an understatement. Whether it’s 106 degrees outside or 97 degrees, both are too hot to take man’s best friend out for a walk and get in some park playtime. When the heat turns up in July and August in the Treasure Valley, options are limited on getting your dog out to get his much-needed exercise time. Below are some tips on exercising your pup while keeping him safe from the heat.
It’s summer, which means hiking, morning walks, and lots of outdoor time. It also means that our need for water increases, and that includes our pets. Even while inside, water is going to evaporate faster, so water bowl refills go up.
While we started April 2022 in an extreme drought condition, May definitely gave the Treasure Valley a good watering. With these rain showers came a few thunderstorms, certainly not a favorite of local canines. This begs the question, what makes dogs (and cats) scared of thunder?
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May and June are both dedicated to bringing awareness to microchipping your pet and making sure that the chip registration information is up to date. Why — because it’s estimated that 10 million pets are stolen or lost every year. Your pet having a microchip is its best chance at being reunited with you.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” — Confucius. At IPH, we work with the best of society—pets. Those family members (furry, feathery, or scaly) that show us unconditional love and are the most enthusiastic when we get home from work. We not only value the significant impact that pets have on our lives but the special relationship between a pet and its owner.
You are the number one expert when it comes to your dog's number two, so when your fur-baby suddenly stops going, you take notice.
Allergies are awful and can lead to atopic dermatitis. Atopic derma-what? It's the inherited condition where your pet has an allergic reaction (inflammation or getting itchy) to some kind of allergen. According to the US National Library of Medicine, about 12.5% of felines suffer from atopic allergies, and 10% of canines suffer from atopic allergies.
Cats were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, and some would argue that they still should be. And it’s no wonder—cats are a great source of comfort for millions of people, both nationally and internationally.
February is Pet Dental Health Month, which is a big deal to everyone at Intermountain Pet Hospital. Over the years, we've heard all the reasons why people don't brush their dog's teeth. The most common is "my dog won't let me brush his teeth." Since brushing your dog's teeth is so important and shown to be 80% effective in preventing dental disease, we're going to give you three easy steps to follow to get your pup to love getting his teeth brushed.