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

By Sarah Murphy / 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 Sarah Murphy / 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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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

By Sarah Murphy / October 24, 2017

Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog! In our recent blog posts, we looked at some of the best people foods that are safe to share with your canine companion. While there are a plethora of foods like carrots, apple slices, sweet potatoes, and unseasoned, deboned chicken and turkey that are safe and…

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5 Dog-Friendly People Foods, Part 2

By Sarah Murphy / September 27, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog. In our last post, we started looking at some of the best people foods that are safe and healthy for dogs to eat. Because there are so many wonderful raw foods out there that provide our furry friends with the filler-free nutrition they need…

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5 Dog-Friendly People Foods, Part 1

By Sarah Murphy / August 27, 2017

Pet owners love to share their food with their furry family members; slipping their pups a taste of the last bit a steak or chicken at dinner is common in most American households. But did you know there are many human foods that have excellent health benefits for dogs? If you’re one of those who…

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How to Prepare Your Dog for Surgery

By Sarah Murphy / 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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Your Anxious Dog and Fireworks: How to Help

By Sarah Murphy / May 15, 2017

Summer’s here, and before you know it, it will be the Fourth of July. This holiday brings with it much excitement and anticipation, but it may actually be something you are dreading this year. Not because of the barbeque, patriotism, or red, white, and blue decorations, but because of the fireworks. For many dog owners,…

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What Pet Shampoo Should You Buy?

By Sarah Murphy / May 2, 2017

At a glance, dog shampoos are generally safe and will give your dog the clean coat you desire, especially if they like to cuddle with you on your bed. A good smelling dog, however, doesn’t always mean they’re happy. If your dog has extremely sensitive skin, washing them after they’ve gotten in a mess can…

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Signs & Symptoms Your Dog Has an ACL Injury

By Sarah Murphy / 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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Dogs Can Have Allergies Too!

By Sarah Murphy / February 24, 2017

There’s no doubt about it; your dog is your best friend and you want the very best for them. And, just like people, there are allergy seasons for dogs too. Dogs will show allergic reaction symptoms just like humans when their immune systems recognize that an allergen or substance is dangerous to their body. Obviously,…

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