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4 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for Spring, Pt. 1

By madwire / March 15, 2018

Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog! Spring is right around the corner, which is an exciting time for dog owners. As the temperatures warm up, you will likely be spending more time enjoying the outdoors with your furry friend, getting more exercise, hiking, playing, and going on fun excursions in the wilderness.…

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3 Tricks That Will Help Your Cats to Drink More Water

By madwire / February 20, 2018

It’s never fun seeing something wrong with your kitty, and then taking them to the veterinary hospital only to find out that you could’ve easily prevented the problem at home with no cost. Of course, the peace of mind from a veterinarian is good to have (better to be safe than sorry when it comes…

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Famous Misconceptions About Cats

By madwire / January 16, 2018

Are you known for your love of cats? Then you won’t mind reading a bit about your feline friend and debunking some of the popular myths those weird, non-cat people believe. If you’re searching for a new veterinarian to enhance your pet care regimen for you adorable buddy, then look to Sun Valley Animal Center…

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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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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

By madwire / 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 madwire / 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 madwire / 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 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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Your Anxious Dog and Fireworks: How to Help

By madwire / 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 madwire / 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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