1. ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pet Care Tips, Pt. 1

    Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Now that the holiday season is officially here, most pet parents will include their fur babies in all of their holiday celebrations. As you get ready for the holidays, you’ll want to keep your pet’s health and wellbeing in mind. With all the holiday festivities, travels, visiting guests, and extravagant meals, it can be easy to lose track of your pet’s ne…Read More

  2. 5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

    Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog! In our recent blog posts, we looked at some of the best people foods that are safe to share with your canine companion. While there are a plethora of foods like carrots, apple slices, sweet potatoes, and unseasoned, deboned chicken and turkey that are safe and nutritious to feed your dog, there is a myriad of foods that are toxic to them. While do…Read More

  3. 5 Dog-Friendly People Foods, Part 2

    Hello, and welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog. In our last post, we started looking at some of the best people foods that are safe and healthy for dogs to eat. Because there are so many wonderful raw foods out there that provide our furry friends with the filler-free nutrition they need and love, we will continue looking at a few more of these foods today. Substituting regular store…Read More

  4. 5 Dog-Friendly People Foods, Part 1

    Pet owners love to share their food with their furry family members; slipping their pups a taste of the last bit a steak or chicken at dinner is common in most American households. But did you know there are many human foods that have excellent health benefits for dogs? If you’re one of those who is guilty of sharing your dinner with your dog, opting for dog-friendly human foods is a great way t…Read More

  5. How to Prepare Your Dog for Surgery

    If your dog requires surgery, you may be quite nervous. Your pooch is part of the family, and you want to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible. Whether it is as simple as getting them spayed or as complex as TPLO surgery, you want to do everything you can to set your dog up for success. Fortunately, with some education, there are certain simple steps you can take to help your furry f…Read More

  6. Your Anxious Dog and Fireworks: How to Help

    Summer’s here, and before you know it, it will be the Fourth of July. This holiday brings with it much excitement and anticipation, but it may actually be something you are dreading this year. Not because of the barbeque, patriotism, or red, white, and blue decorations, but because of the fireworks. For many dog owners, the Fourth of July is a source of stress because the loud fireworks give the…Read More

  7. What Pet Shampoo Should You Buy?

    At a glance, dog shampoos are generally safe and will give your dog the clean coat you desire, especially if they like to cuddle with you on your bed. A good smelling dog, however, doesn’t always mean they’re happy. If your dog has extremely sensitive skin, washing them after they’ve gotten in a mess can cause them to have itchy skin and may cause them pain. Because we want your pup to stay …Read More

  8. Total Ankle Replacement (TAR)

    Sun Valley Animal Center 106 South Clear Creek, Industrial Park Road Ketchum, Idaho 83340 www.svanimal.com 208-726-7777 Total Ankle Replacement (TAR) Sun Valley Animal Center offers cementless TATE Total Ankle Replacement for the treatment of severe end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the talocrual joint.  Randy Acker, DVM and BioMedtrix engineer, Greg Van Der Meulen, designed this new system. Dr. R…Read More

  9. Signs & Symptoms Your Dog Has an ACL Injury

    Do you think one of your dog’s legs has gone lame? Has your pooch torn or ruptured their CCL, or cranial cruciate ligament (which is similar to the ACL in humans)? In more detail, the CCL is what connects the bone right about your dog’s knee (the femur), to the front of the bone below the knee (the tibia). The CCL is responsible for stabilizing the knee joint and keeping the tibia in the corre…Read More

  10. Dogs Can Have Allergies Too!

    There’s no doubt about it; your dog is your best friend and you want the very best for them. And, just like people, there are allergy seasons for dogs too. Dogs will show allergic reaction symptoms just like humans when their immune systems recognize that an allergen or substance is dangerous to their body. Obviously, nobody expects their dog to have a compromised immune system, and our veterina…Read More