With 2020, thankfully, in the review mirror, it’s time to look back at what did work and how we can learn from those lessons in 2021. We are proud to say that The Pets Place Animal Hospital‘s blog has been a hit this past year, and for that we are grateful.

Without a doubt, our pets have helped us to survive a challenging year by brightening our hearts with laughter and love. We are honored that you have entrusted your trusty pets’ well-being with us this past year, and are pleased our blog could help to build that trust.

Keeping that in mind, we’d like to offer a glimpse into which blogs were our most-read posts this past year. We hope you find something you like and learn something new!

The Pets Place Animal Hospital’s Top Blogs of 2020

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#5 The Facts About Feline Kidney Disease
Cats may be pretty good about keeping their problems hidden, but despite their best efforts it isn’t always possible. And sometimes, it can actually make things worse! One example of this commonly encountered at The Pets Place Animal Hospital is renal dysfunction.

#4 Beware the Fronds: Palm Toxicity in Pets
Pet owners have more to think about than simply what and where to plant our vegetables, flowers, and greenery. Many plants commonly found in and around the outside of our homes can pose a risk of poisoning to our furry friends, including the popular sago palm.

#3 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’.”

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#2 Understanding Differences Between Luxating Patella and Hip Dysplasia
For pets (and people), pain comes with the territory of getting older. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept it! If we can figure out a way to minimize or eliminate pain, the pets we know and love can get back to doing the activities they enjoy.

#1 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. If objects can’t pass through the digestive tract, they can cause obstruction, perforation, and even death.

Regardless of what comes next, we hope you know that your team at The Pets Place Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet, no matter what. As always, please don’t hesitate to call with questions or concerns, or to schedule that all-important annual pet wellness exam!