Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

6 Signs Your Dog or Cat May Need a Dental Cleaning

January 23, 2023 at 9:35 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health,

Dog Dental Health

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Our pet’s dental health is not something most of us think about every day. But dental health issues can lead to discomfort, pain, and a myriad of other health problems.

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Four Potentially Dangerous Children’s Toys for Pets

December 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Puppy Care,

Pet Facts

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Tis the season for parties, festivities, and presents — lots and lots of presents. And while parents are doing their research on what toys are appropriate and safe for their children, most people don’t consider the safety of their pets and those toys.

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The Benefits of Adopting a Dog

December 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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19th-century American humorist Josh Billings said, "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." The logic behind this statement is evident to dog owners: Canines are loyal, dependable, and loving — truly the best kind of best friend. 

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A Pet Dental Cleaning - From Fido's POV

October 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health,

Dog Dental Health

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Can I just say that I love my veterinarian. She’s the best. Mom says her name is Dr. Willis and we’re going to go see her today. On the way to my appointment Mom lets me put my head out the window which is truly bliss.

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Is Your Pet Disaster Ready?

September 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Idaho is lucky in the sense that we don’t have to deal with hurricanes, tropical storms, or Midwest-sized tornados, but we do have our share of natural disasters. Think house fires, forest fires, and snowstorms.

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Exercising Your Dog When It’s 100+ Degrees Outside

August 11, 2022 at 9:22 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Doggy Day Care,

Pet Care

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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.

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Is My Dog Dehydrated?

July 25, 2022 at 10:02 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pet Care

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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.

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Why Is Thunder So Scary to Dogs?

June 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Fear Free

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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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Dr. Bingham Selected as Veterinarian of the Year -  2022

June 9, 2022 at 1:04 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vets Near Me

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For Outstanding Service to the Veterinary Medical Profession in the State of Idaho

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The History of Microchipping Pets

June 2, 2022 at 9:22 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Microchip Your Pet

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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.

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