1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 veterin…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Mistakes That Could Put Your Dog in Danger Part 2

    There are many mistakes unknowingly made by dog owners that put their dogs at risk for injuries. As a dog owner, your goal is to keep your dog safe and healthy, but there are many small mistakes that could do the opposite. Unfortunately, many of the mistakes that could put your dog at risk for injury aren't always obvious mistakes. In our last blog, our veterinary hospital went over a couple of t…Read More

  8. Tips to Lower Your Cat’s Risk for Emergency Surgery Part 2

    Cats are at risk for many conditions that may require surgery, but you can lower your cat's risk. There's nothing scarier than having to subject your furry friend to surgery, but unfortunately, there are many conditions that could lead to emergency surgery. Luckily, our veterinary hospital is here to help. In our last blog, we went over several tips to help you lower your cat's risk for emergency …Read More

  9. Tips to Lower Your Dog’s Risk for Emergency Surgery Part 2

    Emergency surgery can be traumatic for dogs and owners alike, but in many circumstances, it is preventable. If your furry friend has ever had to have emergency surgery, you already know how scary and expensive the entire process can be. We are Sun Valley Animal Center, a world-renown veterinary hospital that serves Boise, Salt Lake City, Spokane and Billings, and although our surgeons are some of…Read More

  10. Common Myths About Pet Surgery Part 2

    When it comes to pet surgery, there are many myths that you need to stop believing.  Most pet owners will have to to send their pet to the animal hospital for pet surgery at some point or another, and that's why, here at Sun Valley Animal Center, we've set out to give you the truth about pet surgery. In our last blog, we debunked a couple of the most common myths about pet surgery. Keep reading t…Read More