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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...
Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

Spaying and neutering pet rabbits and guinea pigs can help them have the longest and healthiest life possible. Below are medical reasons supporting spaying and neutering: Eliminates the risk of uterine or testicular cancer. Female rabbits and guinea pigs are at a much...
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...
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...
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...
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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