Intermountain Pet Hospital Blog

Build Your Career with IPH

May 17, 2022 at 9:02 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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"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.

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Pollen, Dust, Grasses, and your Pets

March 15, 2022 at 10:08 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

Pets with Allergies

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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

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Help Your Cat Live Their Best Nine Lives

February 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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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. 

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Can My Dog Get Breast Cancer?

October 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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The short answer is yes, your dog can get breast cancer, better known in canines as mammary cancer. In fact, mammary cancer is the most diagnosed tumor in female dogs that are still intact. Just like with humans, these tumors can metastasize and spread to other areas of a canine’s body.

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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,

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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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Dog Body Language Decode

November 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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A considerable number of people know the joys of having a dog in their life. Whether it was childhood, newlyweds getting a pet together, or adopting a canine after kids come into the picture, interactions between dogs and their humans are quite remarkable.  

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Why is My Dog Losing Patches of Hair

October 27, 2020 at 9:15 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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Just like humans shed hair, dogs shed their fur throughout their lives, even hypoallergenic dogs. Shedding is a good thing; it’s a dog’s way of getting rid of old and damaged hair. It can be overwhelming in the springtime when some dogs “blow” their winter coat, but overall most dogs lose their fur evenly over their body.

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Why Your Pet Needs Pet Insurance

October 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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When it comes to our pets, Americans will spend whatever it takes to make sure they have the best quality of life. It's estimated that in 2019, U.S. families spent 95.7 billion dollars on pets. Out of that 95.7 billion, 29.3 billion was for veterinary care. That number is estimated to increase by 3% in 2020. 

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The Coronavirus and Your Pet - a Veterinary Team's Perspective

March 4, 2020 at 2:49 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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Over the past few months, the coronavirus, or Covid-19, has been blasted all over the news, almost as much as the upcoming 2020 presidential elections. At first it was mainly over in Asia and Europe, but now that confirmed cases and related deaths have started to appear closer to home, we are starting to get the question, can my pet get, or be a carrier of the coronavirus? 

Below Dr. Hunt talks about what Covid-19 is, how it spreads, and how your pet does or does not play a role in the spread of the virus.

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Tips for Keeping Your Canine Cool Now That the Heat is Here

July 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Wellness Clinic,

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We’ve already had a couple of scorching days here in Boise, and more of those hot temps are coming. Remember our record-breaking 110 degrees in 2018? That was a scorcher for sure.

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