Both Dog and Cat Resources

Always consult your vet about the health and care of your animals and pets.

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Ward off Holiday Weight Gain in Pets

We’re in the final stretch of that terrible trifecta of weight gain: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The 39 days in between these holidays offer a multitude of meals for your family to gorge upon.  Click here to read more.

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Importance of Grooming

Sure, brushing your pet’s hair and cleaning his teeth regularly will help him look his best, but it’s also important for his health. Here, a guide to help you get started. Click here to read more.

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Fourth of July, Americans celebrate with the sights and sounds of fireworks. While we love the pyrotechnics, it’s important to remember that our patriotic midsummer spectacular is no holiday for many of our pets. Click here to read more.

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Dangerous Winter Holiday Plants for Pets

Animals will often chew plants to get some roughage. For dogs this is because they are omnivores and actually enjoy plant foods. Plant roughage can be a good source of vitamins and can be helpful for passing food through the intestines. Cats are strictly carnivorous, but eating plants can benefit them by helping to bind hair in the stomach and carry it back out when they hack the hair out through their esophagus and mouth.  Click here to read more.

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Thanksgiving continues the trend of human holidays that create pet health hazards, including festive foods, decorations, and schedule and environment changes. Click here to read more.

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Fleas

Fleas are everywhere. Even the cleanest, most pampered pets can get fleas and once inside your home, fleas can spread rapidly. Click here to read more.

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Flea Prevention and Understanding

For millions of pets and people, the tiny flea is a remorseless enemy. The flea is a small, brown, wingless insect that uses specialized mouthparts to pierce the skin and siphon blood. Click here to see the entire article.

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How Much Should Your Pets Weigh?

A roly poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Click here to read more.

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Is your pet sick or just aging?

As our pets get older, we expect them to slow down as part of the aging process, but how much slowing down is too much? What signs should pet owners watch out for in their senior pets that may suggest there is more going on than simply normal aging? Click here to read more.

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Rabies and Your Pets

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. Once an animal contracts the rabies virus, it cannot be cured. All dogs and cats seem equally vulnerable to contracting Rabies. Click here to read more.

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 Eating Grass

Most pets will, at some time, eat grass. Most of the time it’s harmless. You should always pay attention to what your pet eats. Click here to read more about what’s happening when your pet eats grass.

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Heartworm Disease: What is it?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and rarely in humans. Heartworms are a species of roundworms. Dogs and cats at any age or breed are susceptible to heartworm infection. Click here to see the entire article – What it is, What are the Signs, How to PREVENT Heartworms.

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How old is my dog or cat in human years?

When it comes to pets, there are a number of theories for determining how old your dog or cat is in human years. Over the years a number of changes have been made to that system and today here at Sun Valley Animal Hospital, we want to share the most recent thoughts. Click here to see the entire article.

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