Ringin’ in the New Year with Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014

HappiestDogAlthough we’re not counting down the music hits of the year or making resolutions for 2015 (at least publicly), we ARE enjoying reviewing our blog readership over the past twelve months. When we started our blog, it was our objective to help pet owners provide the best care for their pets and encourage safety, veterinary care, and prevention in every facet of their pets’ lives.

In the coming year, we hope to continue to offer the most educational, timely, and relevant blog articles for our most discriminating, informed pet parent. Continue…

A Year In Review at Rocklin Ranch: Looking Back And Moving Ahead

iStock_000040947760_LargeThis year ushered in some rather exciting and unforgettable events at RRVH. It has been a whirlwind, action-packed year for all of us (does anyone else remember that truck crashing into the brand new dog-walking area?) and we are taking this moment to pause, reflect, and celebrate the events and changes we experienced here. Continue…

Dog Coats and Pet Sweaters: Finding the Perfect Fit

iStock_000030879648_LargeFashion may dictate which coats, scarves, and other accessories we buy for ourselves this holiday season, but selecting a functional or fashionable winter or rain coat (or footwear) for your canine shouldn’t mean compromising fit and quality.

There are numerous winter clothing options available for dogs (and even cats). It can be overwhelming, though, to understand what you really need and how to select the right size.

To help you take the mystery out of winter clothing for pets, we’ve put together some helpful tips to consider while shopping for the perfect pet coat, boots, and other seasonal clothing. Continue…

Holiday Gifts That Will Knock Your Pet’s Socks Off

iStock_000051511110_LargeIf you are like us, you have a long list of people to shop for this holiday season, and a decreasing amount of time to accomplish it all. A trusted ally in the  holiday gift-giving blitz, your pet may keep your holiday surprises from other family members, but where is he or she on your list?

If you haven’t yet thought about what to possibly give your pet or you have trouble making up your mind, Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital would like to offer some ideas to help you knock the socks of your pet this holiday season. Assuming, of course, that your pet wears socks… Continue…

Planning Ahead for Your Pet: Preparing a Pet Emergency Plan

iStock_000015811630_LargeDespite our best efforts, life is anything but predictable. We never know just what turn the future may take, and a little planning does a lot to help smooth the road ahead. Because our pets depend on us for so much, it is important that we remember them when planning for life’s unexpected events.

When expecting the unexpected for our pets, be sure to:

Gather Your Pet’s Information

Having all of your pet’s important information in a centralized, easily accessible location is vital. In this information be sure to include:

  • Your pet’s regular veterinarian’s name and phone number
  • Contact information for an emergency veterinarian
  • Names of pet sitters or family members who are able to care for your pet if you can’t
  • Your pet’s care information including diet (and where to purchase if not widely available), medications, and any medical problems
  • Vaccine history and any pertinent medical records
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