On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.
Maya got an upset tummy and decided to eat a whole bunch of chest grass and a small staple. Luckily we were able to remove it with our video endoscope. It took over 2 hours to pull it all out, chunk by chunk, but we were able to avoid surgery. She will soon be feeling much better! We love sweet Maya and her super nice owners.
Jack is a sweet and wonderful boy who came to us for the first time suffering from pneumonia. He had to be hospitalized for several days on oxygen, and he won all of our hearts....as did his sweet human children siblings who decorated his oxygen chamber with pictures and get well wishes.
Lilly was first diagnosed with kidney and bladder stones a few years ago. She had surgery to remove her bladder stones. Unfortunately, surgery to remove kidney stones can be very dangerous and usually is only done if the stones are going to obstruct the kidney. Sadly, this was the case a couple years later for poor Lilly, and she had to have a stent placed in her ureter at the specialty center. All was well again until recently, when she came in lethargic and in pain.
Rusty came to us due to a several day history of poor appetite and lethargy. He had a very enlarged lymph node under his jaw, and his blood work showed very high calcium levels. First on our list of likely diseases was, unfortunately, a type of cancer called lymphoma. We prepared his owner for some likely bad news, but we did the tests to confirm the potential diagnosis- a sample of the enlarged node looking for cancer cells.
Bonnie Bee is a heartworm survivor! She is also sweet as can be. Lucky for Bonnie, her heartworm infection was detected with a routine heartworm test screening, before she developed symptoms. Treatment involves 3 injections, a few weeks apart, as well as 6 weeks of strict rest.
For 28 years, the Idaho Statesman has asked its readers to help determine the best of Treasure Valley! The All Valley Animal Care Center has been voted the #1 Veterinary Hospital by the Idaho Statesmen's "2014 and 2015 Best of Treasure Valley" thanks to our many wonderful clients and patients! We have been nominated for the 2016 award and would be honored to win the award again this year, but we need your help!
Update on Canine Influenza or H3N2. Our doctors have recently attended continuing education about this newest canine influenza virus, H8N2. This virus has shown up in Rigby, Idaho and there have been outbreaks in Seattle and Montana.
Saying goodbye to a family member is an extremely difficult and personal decision. While some pets die quietly at home from old age, many other pets grow seriously ill, become painful or have extreme limitations which diminishes the quality of life for your pet. Euthanasia is a humane choice to ease a pet's suffering. Knowing the facts about euthanasia can help your family make a decision and be at peace with the process.
We are delighted to invite the community to the Grand Opening of our newest All Valley Pet Clinic location! The event will take place Saturday, May 7th from 12PM-4PM at 6801 S. Federal Way, Boise ID 83706 at the intersection of E. Gowen Rd. and S. Federal Way, across from Albertsons.
Dr. Sarah Hadley from All Valley Animal Care Center is back to talk pet vaccinations. Which ones do you need? And you will absolutely fall in love with Tripod, an adorable puppy with three legs who's available for adoption.
Dr. Sarah Hadley is back with some tips for folks who have pets with diabetes. What's the best course of action? And please introduce yourself to Martian the cat, who's available for adoption. 287-3100
Believe it or not, Dr. Hadley is allergic to pet dander! Some might wonder how she can spend all day at work working with animals and then all night with her own VERY fluffy friends (Nora and Lucy). The good news is that there's lot of options out there that can prevent, help and treat pet allergies.
Parties, fireworks and 2015 song mash-ups are how many people like to bring in the New Year. Unfortunately for many pets all the festivities that come with the holiday can be stressful and frightening.