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Roses and Rover: Are Roses Safe for Dogs?

June 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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If you're a gardening enthusiast, you're probably spending quite a bit of time out in the sunny weather adding to your landscape. If you're looking for a pet-safe way to make your yard beautiful, you may be considering planting a rose bush or two. Roses are a classic, lovely addition to any garden, and bring with them a sense of nostalgia and elegance. But are roses truly safe for your dog?

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Dogs Left in Hot Cars: What to Do in the Worst Case Scenario

June 7, 2017 at 12:44 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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It's that time of year again when the weather heats up, and pet owners everywhere get out and about to enjoy summer. However, too often local headlines during the summer months tell a cautionary tale: pets left in cars while it's hot outside are likely to suffer severe distress and even death.

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Kill weeds, not pets

May 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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As the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, you're probably noticing a few unwelcome visitors pop up in your lawn and garden. The last thing you want for your property is to grow a weed patch, so you've probably already set the wheels in motion to eradicate a few dandelions, button weed, and other plants from your yard.

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Can Insecticides Hurt My Dog?

May 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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It's that time of year again, and the bugs are starting to hatch and swarm around our heads. If your dog is like most, he or she probably loves to run around in the foothills or the parks, attracting all kinds of ticks, fleas, and other bugs. Keeping your dog safe from insects is an important part of being a pet owner, especially in the summer, and we've got all the information you need to use insecticides around your pup safely. The most important thing to remember: only use products that are designed to be safe for your dog, and use caution in your lawn care. Here's the inside scoop into controlling insects on your property and your pet.

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6 tips to Keep Your Dog Safe Around Water

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

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The weather is finally warming up, and it's time to get your dog out for some fun spring and summer activities. If your dog is like many others, he or she probably loves to jump into the lake, river, or creek when you go hit the water. What's more enjoyable than a cooling swim on a hot summer day? You'll probably hop in the water yourself!

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Lawn Chemicals 101: Keep Your Pets Safe and Your Lawn Green

May 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Ahhh, the beauty of summertime: the hum of lawnmowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass are staples of this time of year. Everyone wants that lush, green lawn this time of year. Because of this, pesticides are a common sight in the lawn care regimen of the typical American; in fact, around 32% of lawn and garden sales are pesticides in the U.S.

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Spring is the Season of Shedding: Here's How to Handle It

April 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Ahh, spring is finally here. The smell of fragrant flowers and the sweet chirping of birds floats on the air, followed by billowing puffs of—wait, is that dog hair? Yes, it's spring, so that means it's also the shedding season. If you have a furrier dog or cat such as an Arctic breed, you may experience the seasonal headache of "blowing coat"—a term for when your pet sheds (a lot) and turns your house into a fuzzy mess.

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These Spring Plants Are Dangerous to Your Pets

April 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

Dangerous Plants for Dogs and Cats

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Spring is here, and with it comes a whole plethora of gorgeous new blooms and foliage. There's nothing quite as refreshing as taking your pet for a stroll and enjoying the fresh scents of flowers and plants. Before you head out with your trimmers or visit the local rose garden, however, you need to know which kinds of plants can be dangerous to your pet, especially if they have an allergy to a common spring bloom.

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Fear Free Certified Explained

March 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Is your dog or cat nervous every time you turn the car in the direction of the vet? Do you dread taking your beloved pet in for an exam because you know they'll be frightened, upset, and anxious? If so, you need to experience the difference of a low-stress veterinary visit. Such a thing does exist, and it's something that Intermountain Pet Hospital is proud to say that we are Fear Free Certifed!

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6 Reasons to Choose an AAHA Accredited Veterinary Hospital

March 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care

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Maybe you read that sentence and thought, "Huh?" or "So what?" That's a possibility because if you're not in the veterinary community, that acronym likely means nothing to you. To us vets, though, the accreditation of the American Animal Hospital Association means a lot. It's not something that is overly common. In fact, only 15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. have an AAHA accreditation, and we're very proud to be one of them. Here's why it matters for you and your furry family members.

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