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Nikki Wardle Nikki has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.

Relieve Pet Arthritis and More With Turmeric

April 4, 2018 at 8:58 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Alternative Veterinary Medicine

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There’s a new superfood on the block, and it’s one that not only humans can benefit from, but dogs as well. Turmeric may seem like the last alternative medicine you’d consider for your dog, but if your pet is suffering from inflamed joints, arthritis, or memory issues, it may be time to look into this wonder powder.

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4 Reasons Your Dog Goes Crazy After a Bath

March 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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The zoomies. The post-bath crazies. Energy burst. Whatever you call it, you’ve probably experienced it: your dog goes nuts running around your house or yard after a bath. It’s fun to watch (as long as you don’t get a lap-full of wet dog on accident), but it’s also a little weird, right? Why does your dog go crazy after a bath? We’re no doggy psychologists, but we’ve been around enough canines to have a few ideas.

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What You Need to Know About Canine Flu

March 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Canine Flu

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A recent news story has Treasure Valley pet owners worried, and for a good reason: the canine influenza virus has made its way to the Boise area. This isn’t surprising given the rapid spread of canine flu over the past several years as it sweeps through the United States and has proven deadly to even some healthy, adolescent dogs. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is relatively new to the U.S., meaning most dogs haven’t been exposed before and haven’t been vaccinated, either. It is highly contagious and can be fatal, even to a healthy dog, and especially to very young or elderly pets.

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5 Things to Know About Acupuncture for Dogs

March 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Acupuncture for Dogs

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Maybe you’ve looked into or even utilized acupuncture as a pain management technique and alternative to traditional (or western) medicine. There are scads of studies that show the benefits of acupuncture for managing arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain, and even cancer symptoms.

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The dog flu in the Treasure Valley

March 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Canine Flu,

Pet Vaccination Clinic

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In February, vets at Broadway Veterinary Hospital diagnosed the valley’s first case of dog flu, confirming fears that an outbreak would occur locally sooner or later. The dog flu has spread steadily across the U.S. over the last ten years, hitting hard in states like Louisiana and Minnesota.

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How to Choose Your Pet’s Veterinarian and Hospital

February 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Choosing a veterinarian is not something to be taken lightly. As a good pet mommy or daddy, you want the very best for your fur-baby. Here are some tips on what you should look for when choosing a veterinarian and pet hospital.

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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth: How to Turn a Hater Into a Lover in 4 Steps

February 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Dog Dental Health,

Pet Dental Health

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Are you brushing your dog’s teeth daily? Weekly? Even occasionally? If you’re not committing to this vital part of your pet owner responsibilities, it’s nearly a guarantee that you and your dog will pay for it. Your dog could already be living with daily pain as a result of dental disease, and the longer you wait to schedule your dog’s dental exam and start taking care of their teeth, the more likely you are to end up with issues.

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How Harmful Can Gum Disease Be For My Dog Anyway?

February 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health

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It wasn’t so long ago that dental care for dogs wasn’t the norm—in fact, pet dental exams and hygiene are relatively new on the veterinary scene. That’s potentially why pet owners are often unaware of the painful and devastating effects of tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease on their dog’s health. Many dog and cat owners have no idea how prevalent dental disease. By the time they turn three years old, around 80% of dogs have dental disease.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health

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Did you know that the most common health problem for dogs and cats is periodontal disease? Sadly, few pet owners are aware of the damage inconsistent dental care can do to their dog or cat’s health, meaning that only around 1% of owners brush their pet’s teeth. This leads to a whole host of issues related to dental problems, including periodontal disease, which shows up in around 80% of dogs and 70% of cats.

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What Does a Pet Dental Cleaning Include?

January 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Dental Health

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Just like humans, pets need regular and detailed dental care to stay in optimal health. When you receive that postcard in the mail from your dentist, you know it’s time to schedule your annual cleaning and exam. How do you know when it’s time to get your cat or dog’s teeth checked?

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