Happy and Full: A New View Of Our Top 10 Pet Care Blogs

puppy kissIt is with a full and happy heart that we look back on the previous 12 months. Sure, it’s been a year of surprises, but we continue to provide the best possible veterinary care to our growing community of clients and patients. And you know what? It’s been a great honor!

As your local veterinary experts, we are fortunate to walk alongside you and your pet toward the goal of lifelong health and wellness. To that end, our weekly pet care blogs aim to support your role as responsible pet owner and even shed light on subjects that don’t get a lot of time in the spotlight. From the more technical topics to the entertaining ones, we strive to publish what we think you want to learn about.

Without further fanfare, your friends at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital present our top 10 pet care blogs of the year:

  1. THE LAST LAUGH: OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE BEST APRIL FOOLS PET VIDEOS What pranks did you play this year for April Fools’ Day? Remember back in 1996 when Taco Bell announced it was purchasing the Liberty Bell, only to rename it the Liberty Taco Bell? April Fools! How about the BBC’s famous hoax in 1957 that told of Swiss farmers having a record breaking spaghetti harvest? Ha, ha! Read More…
  2. FROM MEOW TO OW! EXAMINING WHY CATS BITE Have you ever enjoyed a blissful, relaxing snuggle session with your cat only to have it end abruptly with a bite? This scenario is not uncommon, and it may seem unwarranted at times. However, there are numerous reasons why cats bite. Read More…
  3. FANCY FEET: PET NAIL TRIMMING BASICS Have you looked at your pet’s nails lately? Nails that are too long can not only make walking uncomfortable for your pet, it can actually contribute to knee and hip problems by forcing your pet to walk on the outside of his or her paw pads. Read More…
  4. IT’S ELEMENTARY, MR. WHISKERS: THE BEST CAT NAMES OF 2016 The popular animated Disney film The Aristocats is great for a lot of reasons (the music, the compelling plight against a selfish butler, a charming version of Paris), but the names of the characters are all, quite simply, spot-on. O’Malley, Roquefort, Scat Cat, Frou-Frou, Edgar, and Berlioz are so perfectly named, and they are the inspiration behind our own list of the best cat names of the year. Read More…
  5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RATTLESNAKE VACCINATION FOR DOGS If you live in here in California, you probably know a little bit about rattlesnakes. The bite of one of these venomous snakes can pack a big punch. In fact, rattlesnake venom can be fatal for people and pets alike. Read More…Relaxing at Home
  6. THE SLOBBER FACE: WHY DO DOGS LIKE TO LICK? If you’re a dog owner (or dog lover!), you’ve probably noticed that dogs seem to explore the world tongue-first. From licking their own paws to trying to give their owners a bath, it’s clear that dogs like to lick. Read More…
  7. EAT LOCAL: PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN PLACER COUNTY AND BEYOND It’s no secret that we love our pets here in Northern California! Couple that with our amazing weather and it makes sense that pet-friendly restaurants, breweries, and wineries (of course) abounds in our area. Our guide to local pet friendly establishments is sure to get you looking forward to a spring and summer of patio dining. Read More…
  8. RATTLESNAKE SAFETY FOR PETS Most Californians are aware of the danger that rattlesnakes can pose, both to us and our pets. Rattlesnakes inject venom through their fangs into their prey (usually because they feel threatened), with deadly results. When their prey happens to be a curious pet, however; the consequences can be devastating. Read More…
  9. RECOGNIZE THE MYSTERIOUS AND DEADLY SIGNS OF DOG BLOAT Dog bloat is the second leading cause of death among canine companions, so it’s vital to know what this condition is and how it can be prevented. While it’s not a risk that can be vaccinated against, the signs of dog bloat can be intercepted by vigilant owners. If treated immediately, you and your dog will enjoy many more years and snuggles together. Read More…
  10. THE BIG PICTURE: OUR BEST REMEDIES FOR ITCHY PETS Of all veterinary ailments, it’s easy to assume that treating the raw, inflamed skin of itchy pets is manageable – but determining specific triggers is anything but. Indeed, the only thing worse than a fiery skin attack is not knowing the reason behind such a fierce reaction. Read More…

Cat Lying DownAs always, we value your time and feedback. If you have a topic that you think would be helpful to other members of our online community please let us know. In the meantime, we wish you and your pet a happy, healthy, and safe new year. Here’s to 2017!