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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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Winter Tips For Keeping Your Dog Healthy

By madwire / 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 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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6 Halloween Safety Tips For Dogs

By madwire / 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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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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5 Benefits of Boarding Your Dog, Part 1

By madwire / May 10, 2018

Welcome back to our blog! Now that summer is right around the corner, many of you have probably started planning your summertime getaways. While some of you may be planning to take along your furry friend on your summer adventure, others may be looking at other options for their dog while they’re away. At Sun…

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3 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for Spring, Pt. 2

By madwire / April 12, 2018

Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog! If you are like us, you are probably thrilled that the warmer weather is finally back! As pet owners, there is nothing like spending some quality time with your furry friends outdoors playing, walking, and getting some great exercise. Now that spring has officially begun, we…

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