Best of the Blogs: Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2019

As we take a look back at our blogs of 2019, we are reminded of all of the educational and entertaining pet information that’s important to our readers.

At Rocklin Ranch, we advocate for and support the empowered, well informed pet owners who provide the best possible care for their fur friends. The past year may have had its highs and lows, as all years do, but it is our hope that you were able to provide the essential things that make for excellent pet health and well-being.

When it comes to our blog, we are honored that our pet families love the posts. It is our pleasure to provide you with the topics that matter most to you! That said, here are our top 10 blogs of 2019. 

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Sharing the Love of the Season: Holiday Pet Food Drives and Fundraisers

When we think of the season, gratitude is a word that comes to mind. We are grateful for all of the things we have and the love we have in our lives. Our lives, as well as our pets’ lives, are full. We have shelter, food, warmth, and all of the things to make a happy, contented life. But for shelter and rescue pets, this may not be their story.

Animal charities rely on area pet owners to help cover the basics of pet care and to raise money for much needed pet services. They rely on volunteers with a big heart like you to give neglected pets a chance at a new life. The team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital want to spotlight the need for holiday pet food drives and other charitable ways to help homeless pets.

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The Straight Story on Whisker Fatigue

It’s not always the easiest thing to grasp what your cat is doing – or why. Sure, they can have some odd or questionable proclivities, but if you’re hip to feline behavior and good at reading their body language, you’ll have a better time understanding what drives them. 

The concept of whisker fatigue is on the periphery for most cat owners, yet it’s something that can cause intense distress for their furry friends.

Amazing Anatomy

Cat whiskers are absolutely incredible. Aside from sending messages to the brain about a cat’s surroundings, these powerful vibrissae detect air currents, allow cats to hunt accurately, help them jump and climb with precision, and inform them when it’s time to blink or retreat from a space. They also inform others of a cat’s mood. 

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Pet Gifts? Look No Further Than Our 2019 Guide

Even a cursory Google search for ‘pet gifts’ will produce over 800 million possible results. No wonder finding the right gift for your pet can feel nearly impossible! 

Luckily, you have two things working for you. Number one, is that most pets are pretty happy with just about anything. Number two, is that your friends at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital have culled through piles of research to suggest just the right pet gifts this year. And, they’re all just a click away…

Gifts for Dogs 

No matter the age or breed, you have an adorably smart pup. They may have everything everything they need, but there are likely things out there they’d go crazy for. We recommend giving any of these a try this holiday season:

Be sure to rotate pet toys out of circulation when signs of wear and tear arise

Gifts for Cats

The best pet gifts for the sweet cats in your life answer to their environmental needs and predatory instincts. They also sleep a lot, so having a comfy, supportive bed can make all the difference. Any of the following options make great pet gifts this winter:

What They Really Need

If your cat or dog already has enough toys or gear, we encourage you to consider the more abstract gifts they could benefit from. 

Your pet’s health is one of life’s greatest gifts, and you probably take their safety and wellness very seriously. A microchip may not seem like a present, but it really is one of the best pet gifts. Likewise, having a dental cleaning and exam paid for in advance is a terrific incentive. Lastly, consider pet insurance as a way to provide for your pet when they need it the most.


From our veterinarians and staff members, have a safe and happy holiday season with your best friend!

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