Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

Intermountain Pet Hospital's blog provides tips and ideas to help make life more enjoyable for you and your pet.

Posts about Pet Care

How to Socialize Your Pet for Holiday Parties

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 19, 2023 at 9:00 AM

‘Tis the season for parties, which can be a lot of fun for humans and our furry family members. But if your pet is not used to being around a lot of people, they may become anxious or stressed. These stressors can lead to them barking, jumping, or even biting.

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Topics: Pet Care

New Canine Infection Respiratory Disease - What You Need To Know

Posted by Nikki Wardle on November 22, 2023 at 2:38 PM

Undoubtably, you have heard through social media, national news, or local news sites that a new respiratory disease affects dogs in the Portland metro and Willamette Valley

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Topics: Pet Care

How to Give Your Pet Medication

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

Giving your pet medication can be a challenge, especially if they don't like the taste or smell. But it's important to make sure they take their meds so they can get better. Here are some tips on how to give your pet medication:

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Topics: Pet Care

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

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

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

Four Potentially Dangerous Children’s Toys for Pets

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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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Topics: Pet Care, Puppy Care, Pet Facts

The Benefits of Adopting a Dog

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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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Topics: Pet Care