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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

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

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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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

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

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

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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WestVet earns AAHA accreditation

WestVet is proud to announce it has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). WestVet earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols,...

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