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Nikki Wardle

Nikki is the marketing manager for IPH and has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.

Nikki Wardle

Nikki Wardle
Nikki is the marketing manager for IPH and has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.
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Puppy and Kitten-Proofing Your House and Yard

Posted by Nikki Wardle on October 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is exciting, especially for kids. However, it's important to remember that these furballs are curious explorers, and they can get into all sorts of mischief if you're not prepared. Puppy- and kitten-proofing your house and yard is important to ensure their safety and create a harmonious living environment for you and your new furry friend.

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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic, Pet Care, Vets Near Me, Puppy Care

The Benefits of Laparoscopic Spay for Dogs

Posted by Nikki Wardle on October 3, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Spaying is a common surgery performed on female dogs to prevent them from getting pregnant. There are two main types of spay surgeries: traditional and laparoscopic.

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Topics: Pet Care, Vet Near Me, Vets Near Me

How To Tell If Your Dog Is In Pain

Posted by Nikki Wardle on September 19, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Pain is an interesting subject when talking about pets, particularly canines. First, we have the obstacle of pets not being able to tell us exactly what is hurting, followed by the other issue that canines are experts at hiding pain.

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Topics: Pet Care, Animal Hospital Near Me

Heat Safety Tips for Pets

Posted by Nikki Wardle on August 16, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Although this summer has been unseasonably cool, we have had a few 100°+ temperature days that have made everyone run for shade. These hot days can be especially dangerous for pets as they have a harder time cooling off. Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe in the hot Idaho weather.

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Topics: Animal Hospital Near Me, Pet Facts

How to Take the Best Picture of Your Pet

Posted by Nikki Wardle on July 19, 2023 at 9:56 AM

Our furry friends are a special part of our family, and we always want to capture each of our pets’ unique personalities in photos. But taking good pet photos can be tricky since our cuddly companions don’t always want to cooperate.

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Topics: Pet Care

Pet-Friendly Vacations: The Best Places to Take Your Furry Friend

Posted by Nikki Wardle on June 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Summer is here again and it’s time for vacations. But this year, you want to take Fido with you, which now limits where you can go. Here are some vacation spots that Fido is sure to enjoy with you.

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Topics: Pet Vaccination Clinic, Pet Friendly Vacations

Signs of Pet Cancer and Available Treatment Options

Posted by Nikki Wardle on May 23, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Cancer is serious and can affect any animal, including pets. Unfortunately, there is no single answer to the question of how to tell if your pet has cancer. However, there are some signs and symptoms you can look for that may indicate that your pet is sick.

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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic, Pet Care, Acupuncture for Dogs, Alternative Veterinary Medicine

How Do Pets Get Lyme Disease

Posted by Nikki Wardle on May 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that affects both humans and animals. While it is most commonly associated with humans, pets can also contract Lyme disease. Let’s go over how pets can get Lyme disease, the symptoms to watch for, and how to prevent it.

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How Do Pets Get Diabetes?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on April 18, 2023 at 9:06 AM

Diabetes mellitus is a condition that affects the way the body processes glucose, a type of sugar that is essential for energy production. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regulates glucose levels in the blood. In diabetic pets, the pancreas either does not produce enough insulin or the body does not respond to insulin properly, leading to high blood sugar levels.

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Topics: Pet Wellness Clinic

Dangers of Fertilizers to Pets

Posted by Nikki Wardle on March 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Fertilizers are essential to modern agriculture and home gardeners alike, helping both increase crop yields and improve soil fertility. However, these fertilizers can pose significant risks to pets, particularly when applied improperly or used excessively. We will discuss the dangers of fertilizers to pets and what pet owners can do to protect their furry friends.

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Topics: Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats