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Time to vaccinate your canine before an outbreak happens again

October 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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As the days shorten and the weather cools, we begin to see the signs of a different season all around us. Sure, it’s the season of giving and twinkling lights and family togetherness, but it’s also another kind of season altogether—flu season. That might prompt you to head to your doctor’s office and get yourself a flu shot (and you should). But what about Fido?

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My Dog is Coughing: What Could it Mean?

October 2, 2018 at 9:07 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Canine Flu,

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You are a responsible dog owner. You take your pooch or pooches out for regular walks, give them the right food, take them to the dog park, and even doggy day camp on days you know you’ll be out all day. And of course, your family fur-ball is up-to-date on his vaccinations.

Now, he has a cough. A bad one.

You ask, “How could this happen? My dog is vaccinated. Is it the canine flu? Is it kennel cough?” The answer might surprise you.

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The dog flu is nothing to sneeze at, and now it’s in the Treasure Valley

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

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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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10 Minutes with Dr. Bingham: “Why we require the Canine Flu Vaccine”

August 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Dr. Brett Bingham posted in Pet Care,

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Last March, Intermountain Pet Hospital decided to require canine flu vaccinations for all dogs staying at our Lodge and Day Camp. Over the past few months, some clients and fellow veterinary professionals have asked why we did this. We’d like to address those inquires and concerns here.

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We are Proud to Announce that Kim Mulvahill gets CVPM Certification

January 26, 2017 at 4:17 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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At Intermountain Pet Hospital, we’ve always believed in keeping our training and skill sets up to date. The better educated we are, the better care we can give to your furry friends. 

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What You Need to Know About Pet Vaccination

September 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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With cold weather just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to keep yourself and your family healthy--but when it comes to the pets, staying safe isn't as easy as pulling out the warm coats and stocking up on cough syrup! Although pets aren't susceptible to all the same germs as we humans are, there are plenty of illnesses that your pet can catch during the chillier days of the year. What can you do? Today, our experts at the pet vaccination clinic will explain.

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Is Your Dog Protected Against Rabies?

June 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Rabies. Just the word can strike fear into a pet owner. This contagious viral disease used to be much more widespread and still affects mammals including dogs, horses, cats, raccoons, coyotes, bats, and people. Wild animals and pets alike can get and carry the disease with deadly effects.

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Give Your Puppy a Healthy Start

February 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Vaccines are undoubtedly one of the best ways to give your new puppy a good start in life. Here are a few tips to help you protect your puppy against life-threatening illnesses.

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What Makes a Vet Cat-Friendly?

January 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Is your cat clawing his way out the door every time you mention the dreaded word ("vet")? Do you dread packing your feline friend into her carrier for her routine visits and vaccinations? Turns out, you and your cat may have good reason for disliking the clinic.

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How Dog Vaccinations Work

January 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Whether you're giving your new puppy her first round of shots or maintaining your older dog's health, vaccinations are an essential piece of your dog's overall wellbeing and health. Today's veterinarians vaccinate for a variety of diseases, many of which could have fatal consequences for your dog if contracted.

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