Why Pet Yoga is a Fast-Growing Trend

pet yogaThere have been sizable changes in the world of pet ownership over the years. Now you can choose between competing companies for pet insurance, shop around for fancy hotels where you can stay with your pet on vacation, and peruse seemingly endless rows of pet food, treats, and toys. There’s probably never been a better time to be a pet than right now. It might also be time to embrace the trend of pet yoga, as countless studios and practitioners worldwide have began making the opportunity more available.

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A Healthy New Year: Tackling Pet Obesity in 2018

It probably comes as no surprise that the most popular New Year’s resolution is to get healthy or lose weight. Many of us could stand to eat a little better and move more, and the same could probably be said for our animal companions.

The rise in pet obesity rates over the past several years have corresponded to an uptick in health concerns, namely heart disease, high blood pressure, joint/mobility issues, cancer, and reduced life expectancy. At Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to helping you every step of the way as you strive to keep your pet at a healthy weight.

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It’s a Wrap! Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2017

feline behaviorScrolling through our pet care blog, we can’t help but pat ourselves on the back for the sheer variety of topics at hand. Of course, the typical pet care subjects will always be relevant, such as parasite prevention, the importance of dental care, and how to maintain a healthy weight. However, depending on the time of year, we at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital have dug a bit deeper to cover heat stroke, winter safety guidelines, and poison prevention.

The good news is that we’re nowhere near running out of things to write about with our valued pet care community in mind. To that end, we’re sure that 2018 will be another great year to reflect on in 12 months time.

For now, though, let’s take a quick look back at the Top 10 pet care blogs that were viewed the most by pet lovers in 2017.

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In With the New: New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

new years resolutions for petsHave you made your new year’s resolutions yet? With 2017 winding down, many of us turn to the coming year with new energy and ready to tackle new goals. Why not set aside a few new year’s resolutions for your pets, too?

If you haven’t thought about this yet, have no fear! We’ve got 5 ideas to add to your list before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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Deck the Halls: Decorations and Holiday Pet Safety

holiday decoration pet safetyAdorning our homes with lights, bells, baubles, and greenery is a beloved holiday tradition for families all over the world. But if there’s a pet living in your home, there’s more to consider than just where to hang the mistletoe.

Holiday pet safety is an important part of our seasonal planning, and certain decorations can put pets at risk for illness, injury, or worse.

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Scaredy-Cat: What To Do About Cat Anxiety

cat anxietyAre you living with a fearful feline? A trembling tomcat? A cowardly kitten? Cat anxiety is no laughing matter, especially when it interferes with a happy home and a harmonious relationship with your pet. Helping our readers learn about cat anxiety is important to us, and we are confident that our tips can help you to create a happy kitty and harmonious home.

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Prevailing Cat Myths and the Proof Against Them

cat mythsAround the world and throughout centuries, we’ve managed to create explanations for things that defied logic. As collective understanding developed, ideas that mystified our ancestors were later invalidated by science, technology, research, and, perhaps, common sense.

Cat myths, like urban legends, are captivating. However, when given the opportunity to grapple with feline truth, these myths are obvious relics of the past.

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Can Older Dogs Learn New Tricks?

older dogsThere’s a significant amount of emphasis on training and socializing young puppies. Without the right kind of attention early in life, dogs can develop behavioral and/or social challenges. However, that doesn’t mean they should stop learning new things. In fact, just like people, learning and keeping the mind and body active can keep older dogs healthier for longer periods of time.

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Bravery Afar, Heroes at Home: Honoring Canine Veterans

canine veteransThey stand guard, discover bombs, rappel from helicopters, and watch for intruders. They parachute into battle, search for victims, and save countless lives. These remarkable soldiers also have four legs, sharp teeth, and a superhuman sense of smell and hearing. In case you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about military working dogs (MWDs).

In honor of Veterans Day, we’d like to take this opportunity to shine a light on the invaluable services of canine veterans throughout our country’s history.

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Holidays With Pets: What New Pet Owners Need To Know

There’s something special about sharing the holidays with pets, and for new pet owners this special first season spent with a new four-legged family member offers the chance to build new traditions and memories together.

Before you settle in for a snuggle in front of the fire with your sweet pet, take a moment to go over our tips for a safe and fun holiday season!

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