Counting Down Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014

Counting Down Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014

MushroomCatWe have certainly covered a lot of pet health related topics during 2014, and it has been our pleasure to write about the issues that matter most to our readers. After all, most of us turn to the internet to answer some of our day-to-day pet health questions, to inform us on what to expect when it comes to our pets’ life stages, and to get information on more common challenges of pet ownership.

While blogs can never provide the same level of informed diagnosis and care that a one-on-one visit with your veterinarian can, they can help families understand the issues of pet care that many of us face, whether we have a new puppy or a senior cat.

That said… here are the most commonly read posts from 2014!

Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014

Closeup portrait boy with puppy10. Pet Ownership 101: 10 Things Every First-Time Dog Owner Should Know
Whether you’re a college student or senior citizen, adopting your first dog is a momentous and exciting experience. No doubt you’ve got your new best friend’s food and bowls, bag of treats, new leash and collar, and shiny toys ready to go. But fun and kibble aren’t the only the responsibilities of being a good pet owner. Read more

9. Road Trip Safety for Pets
Your pet is a part of your family, so when it’s time to take that summer road-trip you, naturally, want to include your pet in the vacation. More than likely, your pet will enjoy his or her time on the road, but you’ll need to take a few precautions to ensure that your pet’s experience in the car is a positive one. Here are our tips when it comes to road trip safety for pets. Continue

Lookout8. Tell Me Where it Hurts: Pet Pain and Pain Management
Did you realize that not too long ago, most people believed that animals did not experience pain? Thankfully, we know better now. Read on

7. Coping with Pet Loss
The grief that accompanies pet loss can be immense and difficult to bear. Whether your pet’s passing was unexpected or the inevitable result of a long life well lived, the fact remains that you must now learn to live with the void that has been left after the loss of your family member and friend. Continue to post

6. Mating Season – Your Female Dog and the Springtime
Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and new life is beginning. And, if you have a female dog who has not been spayed, spring is also the time of year when many animals come into “season”, or have a heat cycle. Read more

Dog in the beach5. Pets and People Food
Whether you are planning an adventure in DIY pet treats or considering giving into those adoring eyes just waiting for your last bite of breakfast, it’s important to know which people foods are safe for your pets to eat, and which are not. Continue

4. Fourth of July Pet Safety
Summer is here and you may be eagerly anticipating the Fourth of July. Known for being a laid-back holiday full of friends, family, and fun, many of us enjoy spending time with our pets as well. Be sure to steer clear of common pet pitfalls by keeping these Fourth of July pet safety tips in mind, so that everyone can enjoy the fun. Read more

3. Putting Together a Pet First-Aid Kit
Are you prepared to handle an emergency situation involving your pets? While we hope that you never have a pet emergency, a little preparation can go a long way in helping you have the confidence that you need to handle any pet-related crisis that may come your way. Continue to blog

iStock_000035347986_Large2. Flexi-leads: The Hidden Dangers of Retractable Leashes
For many pet owners, taking your dog for a walk is part of your daily routine. However, finding the perfect leash to fit your dog’s weight, height and walking pace can be a challenge. Read more

1. Parasite Prevention for Pets: Heartworms, Fleas, and Ticks
With the arrival of spring, the threat of heartworm-carrying mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks is on the rise. These parasites are not only uncomfortable for your pet, but can cause very serious health problems that, if left untreated, can ultimately result in the death of your pet. Continue reading

We hope you have gained a wealth of information from some of the more serious pet health posts, as well as some helpful tips on those lighter, yet important daily pet needs.

If you have any requests for upcoming topics, we welcome them! And, of course, we hope to continue to see you and your pet for those important wellness exams.

From all of us at Schertz Animal Hospital, we wish you a very happy 2015!

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