Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

What You Need to Know About Pyometra

January 18, 2022 at 11:30 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Puppy Care

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Spaying your female canine or feline is one of the best things you can do for your pet’s health. However, pyometra is a disease of which every pet parent with breeding pets needs to be aware. In 2014, the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) found that about 25% of intact female canines are affected by pyometra before the age of ten.

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January: Unchain a Dog Month

January 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Pet Enrichment

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January is “Unchain a Dog Month”, and it is a time to come to the rescue of chained-up dogs.  It is also a time to spread awareness about the damaging physical and psychological effects that chaining has on dogs.

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Why AAFCO Matters to Your Pets

September 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Megan Humkey posted in Pet Care

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Have you ever read the label on a bag of dog or cat food? If we’re honest, probably not. If you have, you might have noticed a little something called an AAFCO statement. What is AAFCO, and why are they making statements about your pet food? Read on to find out!

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Why Do We Go Nuts About Kittens

July 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Vets Near Me

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Domestic cats, or felis silvestris catus, if you’re fancy, are thought to have domesticated themselves thousands of years ago in the Near East. That's right; cats chose to be around humans. 

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What Happens When a Dog Gets Heartworm?

April 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pet Care

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and so for the theme of this month, we wanted to go over what heartworm is, how it is transmitted, and what we can do to protect our pets. 

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Now That You’re Going Back to Work…What About Your Pets?

January 21, 2021 at 9:24 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Doggie Daycare,

Pet Facts

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March of 2020 changed every American’s life in one way or another. But for pets, that month turned into one of the best months ever. Some fortunate employees were able to work from home, and their fur babies were over the moon happy. 

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It’s National Walk Your Pet Month

January 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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It’s already halfway through January, and it’s estimated that more than half of the people who made exercise and weight loss resolutions have already abandoned them. And if you’re one of the guilty who have already abandoned the resolution ship, it’s time to get back on; not for your benefit, but for your dog’s. 

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Snow and Your Pets

December 23, 2020 at 8:54 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Vet Near Me

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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.

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KEEP YOUR PET SAFE DURING THIS VERY MERRY COVID CHRISTMAS

December 17, 2020 at 9:02 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge here in the Treasure Valley, it's time to think about what this Christmas is going to look like for you, your extended family, and even your pets.

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I Think My Dog Has Back Pain

November 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Vets Near Me,

Animal Hospital Near Me

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Back pain is the worst; we can all agree on that. Dogs most likely feel the same. It's also one of the most common conditions that dogs can suffer from. Since our furry friends can't let us know when their back is giving them some issues. 

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