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Skunk Trivia Challenge

Skunk Trivia Challenge

Skunks are well known for their unique defense mechanism of spraying an oily, thick, and stinky secretion from the anal glands when they feel threatened. How much do you know about skunks? Take our Skunk Trivia Challenge. Skunk Trivia Question 1.  True or...

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How to Keep Your Pet Safe this Valentine’s Day

How to Keep Your Pet Safe this Valentine’s Day

Each year around Valentine’s Day, we provide Emergency care to cats and dogs who have eaten flowers or candy that were gifts for their owners. Below are some of the more common Valentine’s Day pet hazards and tips on how to keep your pet safe. A Valentine’s Day...

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Cold Weather Pet Safety

Cold Weather Pet Safety

Help ensure your pets stay happy and healthy this winter by keeping these five cold weather pet safety tips from our Emergency Medicine team in mind.https://www.medvetforpets.com/specialty/emergency/ Limit Exposure to Freezing Temperatures: If it is too cold for you...

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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Help ensure your pets have a happy holiday by keeping these five tips in mind. Candles and Trees.  Trees and decorations are beautiful, but can pose a danger to your pets. Cats may attempt to climb and/or use the trunk as a scratching post, causing the tree to fall...

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WestVet provides free eye exams for service dogs

WestVet provides free eye exams for service dogs

During the month of May WestVet is providing complimentary eye exams to qualified service dogs as part of The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO® )’s 11th annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event.    These exams are performed by...

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March is Poison Prevention Month for Pets

March is Poison Prevention Month for Pets

Tips to keep your pet safe and help you avoid a trip to the veterinary emergency hospital Poison Prevention Week (Mar. 18 – 24) was established to help raise awareness and prevent illness and injuries for pets.  But in reality, we need to focus on poison prevention...

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Pet Safety in Frigid Temperatures

Pet Safety in Frigid Temperatures

Baby it's cold outside. While we don't have the record snowfall we had in 2016, the inversion is keeping frigid air locked in the Treasure Valley.  As we continue into the thick of winter, it is critical that animal owners and caretakers protect pets from hypothermia,...

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When a Pet Has Cancer

When a Pet Has Cancer

In conjunction with National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, our veterinary blog outlines treatments options for pet owners offered at WestVet’s Animal Cancer Treatment Center. Unfortunately, pets get cancer at nearly the same rate as humans. Today there are advanced...

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