1. 6 Halloween Safety Tips For Dogs

    Halloween is right around the corner, and while this is one of the most exciting holidays for people, there are many safety and health risks to be aware of for your pet. At Sun Valley Animal Center, we want your four-legged friends to be safe and healthy year-round, but especially during the holidays when there’s a lot going on. Today, we will offer six Halloween safety tips for you to consider,…Read More

  2. Understanding Arthritis In Senior Dogs

    If you have noticed your four-legged friend slowing down as they age, this is common. Dogs, like their human counterparts, typically experience the onset of osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. There are many preventative steps pet parents can take to slow or even sway the development of canine arthritis. Furthermore, there are treatments such as physical therapy for dogs, whi…Read More

  3. 4 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Dog’s Joints, Part 2

    Joint pain is common among dogs as they age. Just like their human parents, dogs can develop joint problems from gradual wear and tear, injuries, poor diet, little exercise, and obesity, all of which put a strain on the joints and supportive tissues. While any dog is prone to joint pain and joint conditions like arthritis, this is especially true for large dog breeds such as Labrador Retrievers, G…Read More

  4. 4 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Dog’s Joints, Part 1

    Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog. Like their pet parents, dogs are susceptible to arthritis and other joint issues as they age. Canine arthritis is typically age-related but can also be caused by an injury, overuse, weight gain and obesity, and genetics. Typically, arthritis and joint problems in dogs affects the joints in the hips and extremities, which can be painful for your pu…Read More

  5. 3 Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs, Part 1

    If you are the owner of a large dog, you are probably familiar with the term “hip dysplasia.” Hip dysplasia is a serious skeletal disorder common among large and giant dog breeds, but which can also affect medium dogs. Generally, this disease is caused by genetics and environmental factors, and is characterized by a malformation and misalignment of the hips —  more specifically, the hip joi…Read More

  6. 5 Benefits of Boarding Your Dog, Part 1

    Welcome back to our blog! Now that summer is right around the corner, many of you have probably started planning your summertime getaways. While some of you may be planning to take along your furry friend on your summer adventure, others may be looking at other options for their dog while they’re away. At Sun Valley Animal Center, we offer two different dog boarding options at our Pet Lodge and …Read More

  7. 3 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for Spring, Pt. 2

    Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog! If you are like us, you are probably thrilled that the warmer weather is finally back! As pet owners, there is nothing like spending some quality time with your furry friends outdoors playing, walking, and getting some great exercise. Now that spring has officially begun, we would like to continue sharing with you our tips for prepping your pup fo…Read More

  8. 4 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for Spring, Pt. 1

    Welcome back to the Sun Valley Animal Center blog! Spring is right around the corner, which is an exciting time for dog owners. As the temperatures warm up, you will likely be spending more time enjoying the outdoors with your furry friend, getting more exercise, hiking, playing, and going on fun excursions in the wilderness. Therefore, you will want to make sure your dog is ready for any outdoor …Read More

  9. 3 Tricks That Will Help Your Cats to Drink More Water

    It’s never fun seeing something wrong with your kitty, and then taking them to the veterinary hospital only to find out that you could’ve easily prevented the problem at home with no cost. Of course, the peace of mind from a veterinarian is good to have (better to be safe than sorry when it comes to pets), but ultimately the ideal situation is one where your animals are happy and healthy. When…Read More

  10. Famous Misconceptions About Cats

    Are you known for your love of cats? Then you won’t mind reading a bit about your feline friend and debunking some of the popular myths those weird, non-cat people believe. If you’re searching for a new veterinarian to enhance your pet care regimen for you adorable buddy, then look to Sun Valley Animal Center here in Ketchum. We’d be delighted to see you and your adorable kitty. Milk Is Good…Read More