1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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