Now that the holidays are over we can collectively take a few quiet moments to reflect on the previous year. We all have our regrets and victories that keep us going through the next calendar year. If anything, the mistakes endured and the successes enjoyed can help us set goals for the months ahead. 

The year 2020 will be a great year for pets, we know that for sure. With more owner involvement than ever before, along with veterinary advancements, we can safely say that this new year will bring greater health to the animals we know and love. To that end, our pet care blogs will continue to center on the growing needs of pets and their people, and we are happy to be an important resource for you.

A Look Back at Our Most-Read Blogs of 2019

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it’s important to recognize what’s been accomplished through our 2019 pet care blogs. We take extra care in brainstorming relevant topics and we measure what seems to resonate with our growing community of pet owners. Whether it’s blog about lifestyle or disease prevention, every click, scroll, and share helps us learn exactly what interests you – and what you might need more of in the coming months.

Thank you for reading our pet care blogs in 2019. We hope you enjoy reading them again here:

5. Oh, No! Litter Box Issues That Can’t be Ignored
Cats are simply amazing animals. On top of all their incredible personality traits and physical abilities, they instinctively gravitate toward litter boxes for all of their bathroom needs. Read more?

A calico cat sniffs at an essential oil defuser made of bamboo

4. She Ate What?! Foreign Body Surgery in Pets
Can you believe what your pet will eat? They aren’t picky eaters, that’s for sure! In fact, it’s common for pets to eat toys, string, articles of clothing, and even sticks or rocks. This dietary indiscretion can be more than just strange and annoying, though. Continue?

3. When it Comes to Pets and Essential Oils, Err on the Side of Caution
Essential oils also have a long history. While more research is being done to understand the effects of these powerful products on people, the combination of pets and essential oils may be risky. Keep reading?

2. Save Them All: The Mission of No-Kill Shelters
PBS’s Mister Rogers was an incredibly influential man who was credited with dozens of insightful quotes, such as: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’. Read more?

1. When Dogs Eat Poop, Should We Look the Other Way?
Dogs eat poop. Not every dog does it, but it’s safe to say that most dogs have dabbled in the act of feces-sampling. Coprophagia is a common canine behavior. Indeed, it can be a daily occurrence for some pups. Knowing that it’s “normal” may help dog owners cope with this, but it can definitely get in the way of some valuable snuggles. Read on!

Happy New Year

From all of us at The Pet’s Place Animal Hospital, we wish you and your’s a very happy, healthy new year. Remember, if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding your pet’s health or behavior,  we are always here for you.