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Bone Up on Pet-Safe Halloween Treats

Your dog watches you with pleading eyes as you tear open your third—or is it fourth?—Halloween candy. They do not understand that chocolate and many other common candy ingredients are dangerous for pets. They simply know that you never share many of the treats. Halloween can be a confusing time for pets, because they are [...]

Do’s and Don’ts to Help Manage Your Pet’s Separation Anxiety

Dogs and cats are social animals, and they see you as their family unit. Some pets learn to accept being left alone, but others develop separation anxiety, a disorder that manifests as panic-like behavior. This issue can be extremely disturbing for your pet, and can create household upheaval. Our team at Alpine Animal Hospital would [...]

10 Quirky Cat Behaviors Clarified

Your cat is sometimes a cuddly sweetheart, sometimes a pesky brat, and sometimes a confusing conundrum. Are they mysterious, weird, or only misunderstood? Our team at Alpine Animal Hospital wants to explain some of your cat’s quirky behaviors. #1: Why do cats try to trip their owners? You may think your cat has murderous intentions [...]

The Summer (Pet) Games—Indoor Fun to Beat the Heat

Is your pet suffering from summer boredom? Is it too hot to safely exercise your dog outside?  Good news! The Summer Pet Games, sponsored by Alpine Animal Hospital and hosted in your own home, are about to start. They will bust your pet’s boredom, and keep them cool, safe, and satisfied this summer. The following [...]

7 Mystifying Dog Behaviors Explained

If you have ever spent any time watching dogs’ antics, you probably have been curious about the reasons they exhibit such strange behaviors. Many of their habits are confusing to humans, but they are actually understandable once you know the reasons. The Alpine Animal Hospital team decided to clarify the reasons behind seven of these [...]

5 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Local Wildlife

As rural areas become urbanized, wildlife are forced out of their habitat, leaving, unfortunately, too little space for bear, coyote, and wild cat populations to find a new home. That forces the wildlife to share territory with family pets. Wildlife and cats and dogs are not a good mix, especially for pets, but with proper [...]

Taking a Deep Breath: Canine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

Canine infectious respiratory diseases are a common, often-misunderstood group of conditions. If your dog has been coughing, you may have wondered if they could catch a cold. The short answer is, “Yes,” although dogs don’t catch the same kind of cold viruses as humans. Many times a dog’s illness is short and subclinical, but canine [...]

Three Steps to Protect Your Pet’s Smile

Most pets may not smile like a Cheshire cat, but although you don’t see their teeth, they are still important. “Flip the lip” to look at your pet's teeth—what you see may shock you. If you see less-than-perfect brownish teeth, your pet is not alone, because 85% of pets have some form of dental disease [...]

Meet the Alpine Animal Hospital Team

Most of our support staff are hometown Idahoans, but others come from Texas and California. No matter where they came from, all of them have different, interesting backgrounds. We are so lucky to call this group of people our professional family. Here are a few fun facts about each member, including how they made their [...]

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