As a responsible pet owner, there are certain concessions you have to make to keep your dogs, cats and other pets safe in your home and yard. There are certain house plants you need to keep away from your pets. There are specific foods that you must never feed to your pets. And to add to the list, there are certain fertilizers you should use on your lawn to keep your dog and cat safe, and keep your lawn green.
The question has been debated since the domestication of dogs and cats:
Summertime is great for getting to the park, camping, hiking, and doing all the outdoor things the Treasure Valley has to offer with man's best friend. But...doing all the wonderful outside actives is also an open invitation for fleas, ticks, and mites to make their moves on your pet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s the middle of the Treasure Valley’s coldest, driest, harshest season, and you may be wondering how to ensure your pet stays warm and comfortable during the chilly winter months. In Idaho, we experience sleet, snow, and dry, cold air in the winter, posing potential health pitfalls for pets and humans alike. With a little planning, forethought, and awareness, you can keep your dog cozy and healthy during the next few months of winter.
If you’re a Treasure Valley local, you’re familiar with our seasonal gloomy, cloudy skies (a.k.a. inversions). Many December and January months—even into February—in Boise can involve weeks of inversion with no sun and below-freezing temperatures. It’s difficult for even the most dedicated outdoors-lover to get into the fresh air.