1. Signs Your Dog May Be Depressed

    Depression in humans has become something that many people acknowledge as an issue that plagues a lot of us. While it is important to recognize this in humans, it is also extremely important to recognize this within our furry friends as well. Symptoms of depression have actually been shown to happen in most mammals so it is nothing to turn your nose up at. While it is recognized to happen pretty o…Read More

  2. The Scientific Reason Behind Why Cats Are So Cute

    Cats are using you. Plain and simple. They are one of the internet’s biggest vices because they are some of the cutest little animals that you will ever see. Why are they so cute though? You know it just by looking at them, but the truth is, it is because they are using us for their own gain. They know what makes us go “awe” and how to manipulate us into giving them food and treats. There ar…Read More

  3. Signs That Your Dog May Be Dehydrated

    Dogs can be in a lot of pain, but they will still act as if nothing is wrong. It can be hard to see if something is really wrong with your dog. Dehydration is one of those problems that aren’t immediately apparent unless you know specifically what to look for in your dog. Most dog owners are very conscious of giving water to their dogs on a regular basis, but some dogs may expel water faster tha…Read More

  4. Winter Tips For Keeping Your Dog Healthy

    Your dog probably loves winter. I mean what dog wouldn’t? When the snow starts flying it can be an entirely new world to your furry friend. Sometimes they are having too much fun to stop and realize that they are cold or ready to go inside. This means that it is extremely important for you, the pet owner, to ensure that your dog is safe while having a lot of fun. Here are five tips on making sur…Read More

  5. How To Keep Your Pet Safe During the Summer

    Summer is here! With all the outdoor festivities on the rise, it is important for you to understand how to care for your pet. While summer brings more opportunities for you and your pet to bond outside, the hot weather can bring a lot of danger to your furry friend too. But, don’t sweat it (get it?)! We have all the tips and tricks for you and your best friend to enjoy the summer together! Be Aw…Read More

  6. How to Prepare Your Pet for Surgery

    Any instance where your pet has to go into surgery is going to be overwhelming. It doesn’t matter how big or small the procedure may be, there’s nothing worse than seeing your beloved pet scared. So, when it comes time for you to schedule surgery for your pet, ensuring that you are prepared for the procedure is always a good thing to do. In today’s blog, we are going to touch on a few of the…Read More

  7. 5 More Benefits of Doggy Daycare – Part 2

    In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the reasons that we absolutely believe that dogs benefit from their time at doggy daycare. While we were able to cover five fantastic reasons, those are far from being the only ways that your pup will benefit from doggy daycare. In today’s blog, we will cover five additional reasons that you should consider signing your four-legged friend up for the …Read More

  8. 5 Benefits of Doggy Daycare, Part 1

    Doggy daycare has gained popularity over the last few years. While it may seem like nothing more than a new trend, doggy daycare offers both pet parents and their furry family members a myriad of benefits. One of the hardest parts of having pets is having to leave them, but doggy daycare can help with this heartache by giving pet parents peace of mind in knowing their pup is in a safe, supervised,…Read More

  9. 4 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Comfortable During Winter, Part 1

    Whether you live in Boise, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Billings, or any of the surrounding areas, wintertime here can be hard on your senior dog. Like humans, older dogs have a harder time handling the colder temperatures, frigid weather, snow, and ice that accompanies winter. These brisk conditions can make it hard and even painful for your senior dog to walk, go up and down stairs, and perform thei…Read More

  10. 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