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Who IS That Masked Man??

Who IS That Masked Man??

Preparing Your Pets for Holiday Guests & More The holiday season may be a little different this year, but chances are you’ll be having more people in your home than you’ve had in a while. Even the most extroverted pet can become anxious or frightened by the sudden arrival of…

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Safe Fun In the Summertime

Safe Fun In the Summertime

Summer may be a bit low-key this year, but as we venture outside more it’s important to keep your pet safe. Here are a few tips to help: Heat kills! Never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick trip. On a sunny 70-degree day, your car can heat…

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COVID-19 Procedure Update—Summer 2020

COVID-19 Procedure Update—Summer 2020

As we head into summer, we want to remind you that for everyone’s safety, we are still operating under our COVID-19 curbside pick-up protocols: Call us at 970-674-5105 when you arrive at the hospital with your pet. Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash.At this time, we are restricting…

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Special Procedures in Place Through May

Special Procedures in Place Through May

Just a reminder that we are currently offering curbside pick-up care for pets, and the procedure is as follows: • Call us at 970-674-5105 when you arrive at the hospital with your pet. Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. • A member of our team will…

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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

Our Hospital is Open With Precautions in Place to Keep You & Your Pets Safe With the rising threat of COVID-19 and recent mandates to restrict crowd interaction, we have implemented a new temporary policy to restrict clients from gathering in our lobby. At this time, our hospital remains open and…

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Spring is Breaking Out…All Over Your Pet

Spring is Breaking Out…All Over Your Pet

Because Spring is primetime for pet allergies, we wanted to put the spotlight on the fact that, just like you, pets can have adverse reactions to the environment. Have you noticed your pet itching more as the weather warms? Maybe you’ve watched your best friend wheezing or suffering through a…

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Prevention is Your Pet’s Best Defense!

Prevention is Your Pet’s Best Defense!

As cold weather gives way to warmer days and thawing ground, it’s time to talk fleas, ticks...and yes, even heartworms! These pests flourish in our climate, and, contrary to popular opinion, they aren’t just annoying. They actually pose serious dangers to your pet’s health. And they can even harm humans in…

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The Nitty-Gritty on Pet Dental Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and at Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, we’re celebrating by putting the spotlight on your best friend’s smile. Did you know that hiding behind your pet’s pearly whites can be some seriously dirty secrets? By age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent…

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New Year’s Resolution: Put Your Pet on the Path to Good Health!

New Year’s Resolution: Put Your Pet on the Path to Good Health!

What contributes to a pet becoming obese? The reasons vary. Sometimes it’s as simple as a lack of exercise and too much food. Age can play a role, too. As pets get older, their energy levels drop, and that often coincides with a tendency to exercise less. And pets who’ve…

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Lethargic. Always Thirsty. Urinating Frequently. Sound Like Your Pet?

Lethargic. Always Thirsty. Urinating Frequently. Sound Like Your Pet?

If so, it might be worth a trip to the vet to have your pet checked for diabetes—especially if he or she is a senior. November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, which is important because many pet owners are still unaware that their pet can develop the disease. In…

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