1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Most Common Pet Emergencies

    When it comes to your pet, there’s nothing you won’t do to make sure they’re comfortable, happy and healthy. Your pet, whether that’s a dog or cat, deserves to live a life that’s loving and exciting, but if your pet has come down with an illness or injury, a veterinary hospital may be exactly what you and your pet needs to keep on keepin’ on. With that being said, we want to have the k…Read More

  8. Prevalent Dog Surgeries

    It can be devastating to learn your furry friend, your canine, your partner in crime, needs surgery to continue living a pain-free and healthy life. Whether your dog is in their younger years or older than you wish, making sure your dog receives top-of-the-line pet surgery is something in which you should never think twice. Your dog deserves the best pet surgeons around, and at Sun Valley Animal C…Read More

  9. How to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet Part 2

    Protect your pet on Halloween night with safety tips from Sun Valley Animal Center, your go-to animal hospital. Halloween is such a fun holiday. You get to enjoy spooky fun, candy and costumes, but it's not always a safe holiday for our pets. At Sun Valley Animal Center, we are dedicated to keeping your pet safe and healthy, and that's why we went over several Halloween safety tips for pets in our…Read More

  10. How to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

    With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to talk about pet safety. When most of us think of Halloween, we think about the steps we should take to keep our kids safe. However, Halloween can be a dangerous time for your pets too. Here are a few tips from our pet surgery center to keep your pets safe this Halloween: #1. Don't leave your pets outside. If you have a cat or dog who s…Read More