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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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Relieve Pet Arthritis and More With Turmeric

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

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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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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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Tips to Keep Pets Safe When it’s Cold Outside

January 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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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.

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Is Your Pet SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder and Your Dog

December 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Doggy Day Care,

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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.

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Your AAHA! Moment: Choosing an AAHA Accredited Hospital

December 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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As a pet owner, you want the best for your furry friend and work hard to provide a good life for them. You do your research, know your stuff, and choose the best products and services for your dog or cat. You also want the best possible health care for your pet, starting with the first line of defense: your veterinarian.

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Can I leave my dog in my car during the winter?

November 29, 2017 at 2:57 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Many pet owners love their dogs enough to want to spend as much time as possible with them, so it’s no surprise when they choose to bring their furry friends along on errands or to events. Many public places are dog-friendly and welcome your pet in, but more often than not, grocery stores and other businesses where food is prepared and/or served don’t allow animals inside. Because of this, many owners wonder: can I leave my dog in the car during the winter months?

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Your Pet and Thanksgiving Food

November 22, 2017 at 9:45 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Your Pet and Thanksgiving Food

It's time to indulge at the Thanksgiving table and eat until we all have to let out a few notches in our belts. During the festive meals of the holidays, it can be tempting to get Fido or Fluffy in on the fun and give your dog or cat a plate full of leftovers. Pause before loading up their food bowl with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, though. What looks harmless to you could spell gastrointestinal distress—or worse—for your pet. Here’s what you need to know before giving your pet any Thanksgiving leftovers.

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The Bones About Giving Bones to Your Dog

November 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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There are few things that will make a dog happier than a bone.  Dog owners know that they'll get Fido's tail wagging fast if they offer the leftover bones from dinner, and who doesn't like to see a goofy doggy grin on their pup's face?

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