1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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 Help Your Cat Lose Weight

    Cats who are overweight or obese are at risk for many health concerns, but there are lots of ways to help your cat lose weight. Cats, much like people, often deal with weight control issues. Unlike people, however, cats are not in control of what or how much they eat, and many of them aren't motivated to exercise on their own. As a cat owner, it is your responsibility to keep your cat healthy, and…Read More