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5 Ways to Care for Your Dog After Surgery

By Sarah Murphy / 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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Winter Tips For Keeping Your Dog Healthy

By Sarah Murphy / October 28, 2019

Your dog probably loves winter. I mean what dog wouldn’t? When the snow starts flying it can be an entirely new world to your furry friend. Sometimes they are having too much fun to stop and realize that they are cold or ready to go inside. This means that it is extremely important for you,…

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How to Prepare Your Pet for Surgery

By Sarah Murphy / 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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5 More Benefits of Doggy Daycare – Part 2

By Sarah Murphy / March 17, 2019

In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the reasons that we absolutely believe that dogs benefit from their time at doggy daycare. While we were able to cover five fantastic reasons, those are far from being the only ways that your pup will benefit from doggy daycare. In today’s blog, we…

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5 Benefits of Doggy Daycare, Part 1

By Sarah Murphy / February 13, 2019

Doggy daycare has gained popularity over the last few years. While it may seem like nothing more than a new trend, doggy daycare offers both pet parents and their furry family members a myriad of benefits. One of the hardest parts of having pets is having to leave them, but doggy daycare can help with…

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

By Sarah Murphy / 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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6 Halloween Safety Tips For Dogs

By Sarah Murphy / October 17, 2018

Halloween is right around the corner, and while this is one of the most exciting holidays for people, there are many safety and health risks to be aware of for your pet. At Sun Valley Animal Center, we want your four-legged friends to be safe and healthy year-round, but especially during the holidays when there’s…

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Understanding Arthritis In Senior Dogs

By Sarah Murphy / September 17, 2018

If you have noticed your four-legged friend slowing down as they age, this is common. Dogs, like their human counterparts, typically experience the onset of osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. There are many preventative steps pet parents can take to slow or even sway the development of canine arthritis. Furthermore, there are treatments…

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

By Sarah Murphy / 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 Sarah Murphy / 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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We Offer a Wide variety of Diagnostic and surgical procedures

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