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Dr. Nancy Wunz Joins Intermountain Pet Hospital

July 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Vet Near Me

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Meridian, Idaho:

Intermountain Pet Hospital welcomes Dr. Nancy Wunz to our growing family of veterinarians and staff.  Dr. Wunz is thrilled to offer veterinary pet care to all furry family members of the treasure valley.

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The Pits about Peach Pits

June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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It’s summertime in the Treasure Valley, which means there is likely plenty of ripening fruit and veggies around your yard and neighborhood. If you have a peach tree nearby—or if you buy and eat peaches in your household—it’s important to know the dangers that peaches pose to your dog. You may be surprised to learn that peaches aren’t a benign snack for your dog, and could even be fatal.

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You’re So Vain: Is Your Cat’s Grooming Excessive?

June 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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When you imagine a relaxed cat, you probably see one draped over the edge of a sofa in a square of sunshine from the window, grooming herself contentedly. If you think your cat spends most of his day grooming, you’re not wrong. The average cat spends between 15-50% of his or her day licking and cleaning their fur.

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Are Mushrooms Okay for My Dog?

June 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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Have you ever been walking through the woods with your dog and suddenly realized she’s enthusiastically eating a mushroom? Dogs love wild mushrooms, so this isn’t an uncommon occurrence. But if your first thought is panic, you’re not far off. Wild mushrooms can be highly toxic and even fatal to dogs and humans. Here’s the fungis 411 you need to keep your dog safe.

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The Dangers of Bleeding Heart Poisoning to Your Dog

May 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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If you look around the Treasure Valley right now, one of the things you’ll notice is how beautiful our area is now that everything is in full bloom. Trees, plants, and shrubs are showing off as we head into summer, and it’s certainly enjoyable to see. But there are some plants and flowers you should be wary of if you have a furry friend in your backyard: the popular Bleeding Heart plant is one of them.

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What is Your Dog Telling You? A Guide to "Dog Speak"

May 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Doggie Day Care

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As dog owners, we spend a lot of time, effort, and even money on communicating with our dogs. We want them to understand human commands, so we train them with repetition and consistency to help them grasp what we're trying to say. But for most dog owners, the communication is all one-sided because they don't put the same amount of effort into understanding what their dog is saying to them. It's worthwhile to take some time and learn what familiar noises in "dog speak" mean so you can clue into what your furry friend is telling you.

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What Can Chiropractic Care Do for My Pet?

May 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

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It can be heart-breaking to watch your dog suffer from the effects of aging. Maybe Fido’s not as young as he once was, and now lives in daily pain or can’t run and play like he used to. Maybe you’ve even sought out surgery for your dog, but you’re still watching her live in pain. If this is the case, it may be time for you to gift your dog the gift of pet chiropractic care.

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Dr. “Toby” Bingham Joins Intermountain Pet Hospital

May 8, 2018 at 1:19 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

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Intermountain Pet Hospital welcomes Dr. “Toby” Bingham to our Chinden location. Dr. Toby is thrilled to offer pet chiropractic care and orthopedic manipulation.

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Do Your Dog’s Ears Hang Low? Science May Know Why

May 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle

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Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but you’ll notice the trend once you look around: many domesticated dogs have lovable, droopy, floppy ears. In fact, you may subconsciously associate gentle and slow dogs with floppy ears—who’s afraid of a Basset Hound, after all?—and guard dogs with alert, upright ears (like a German Shepherd). Why is it that some dogs have floppy ears while others are naturally upright?

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What Can St. John’s Wort Do For My Pet?

April 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Alternative Veterinary Medicine

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As scientists and doctors uncover more about the healing powers of natural substances, alternative treatments have woven their way into the day-to-day prescriptions of western medicine. From acupuncture to herbal teas, many doctors are recommending treatments that have been around for centuries and are now proven true through scientific research. These alternative therapy plans can be just as powerful for your pet when recommended by a licensed veterinarian. Here’s why.

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