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5 Ways to Care for Your Dog After Surgery

By madwire / June 7, 2021

Dogs, like people, require particular postoperative care following surgery. While there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” care technique, there are a few everyday things you can do to make your dog feel more at ease. Here are five pointers to assist you in caring for your favorite dog following surgery. For more information…

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How to Prepare Your Pet for Surgery

By madwire / April 18, 2019

Any instance where your pet has to go into surgery is going to be overwhelming. It doesn’t matter how big or small the procedure may be, there’s nothing worse than seeing your beloved pet scared. So, when it comes time for you to schedule surgery for your pet, ensuring that you are prepared for the…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Comfortable During Winter, Part 1

By madwire / November 13, 2018

Whether you live in Boise, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Billings, or any of the surrounding areas, wintertime here can be hard on your senior dog. Like humans, older dogs have a harder time handling the colder temperatures, frigid weather, snow, and ice that accompanies winter. These brisk conditions can make it hard and even painful…

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4 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Dog’s Joints, Part 2

By madwire / August 17, 2018

Joint pain is common among dogs as they age. Just like their human parents, dogs can develop joint problems from gradual wear and tear, injuries, poor diet, little exercise, and obesity, all of which put a strain on the joints and supportive tissues. While any dog is prone to joint pain and joint conditions like…

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4 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Dog’s Joints, Part 1

By madwire / July 17, 2018

Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog. Like their pet parents, dogs are susceptible to arthritis and other joint issues as they age. Canine arthritis is typically age-related but can also be caused by an injury, overuse, weight gain and obesity, and genetics. Typically, arthritis and joint problems in dogs affects the joints…

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3 Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs, Part 1

By madwire / June 28, 2018

If you are the owner of a large dog, you are probably familiar with the term “hip dysplasia.” Hip dysplasia is a serious skeletal disorder common among large and giant dog breeds, but which can also affect medium dogs. Generally, this disease is caused by genetics and environmental factors, and is characterized by a malformation…

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pet Care Tips, Pt. 2

By madwire / December 16, 2017

With the holidays finally here, you’re probably already exhausted and wanting a break. But it’s not over yet, the festivities have only just begun. Be careful to make sure everything is in order as far as dinner, but be extra sure that your fuzzy pal isn’t about to get sick from some strange holiday related…

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pet Care Tips, Pt. 1

By madwire / November 14, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Now that the holiday season is officially here, most pet parents will include their fur babies in all of their holiday celebrations. As you get ready for the holidays, you’ll want to keep your pet’s health and wellbeing in mind. With all the holiday festivities, travels, visiting guests,…

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How to Prepare Your Dog for Surgery

By madwire / June 1, 2017

If your dog requires surgery, you may be quite nervous. Your pooch is part of the family, and you want to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible. Whether it is as simple as getting them spayed or as complex as TPLO surgery, you want to do everything you can to set your…

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Signs & Symptoms Your Dog Has an ACL Injury

By madwire / March 20, 2017

Do you think one of your dog’s legs has gone lame? Has your pooch torn or ruptured their CCL, or cranial cruciate ligament (which is similar to the ACL in humans)? In more detail, the CCL is what connects the bone right about your dog’s knee (the femur), to the front of the bone below…

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We Offer a Wide variety of Diagnostic and surgical procedures

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