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.

Now, on to the countdown… Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2014

iStock_000021258496_Small (1)10. Understanding Common Pet Vaccines and Why They Are Important
Vaccinations have become something of a hot button topic over the past decade, with public fears and misinformation becoming media fodder. While not the most enthralling topic of conversation amongst pet owners, pet vaccines are one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet and ensuring his or her overall wellness and longevity. Read more

9. Practical Ways to Avoid Pet Poisoning This Fall
Accidental poisonings can occur throughout the year, but it’s not uncommon to see an increase in pet poisonings during the fall. One reason is that our family pets may suddenly have easy access to specific toxic items in our kids’ backpacks once they are back in school. Continue to post

8. Nutritious Halloween Treats for Pets
Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating, scary stories, illuminated jack-o-lanterns, and of course, LOTS of candy and snacks. While our young ghouls and goblins get to enjoy the usual kaleidoscope of candy confections, many of these treats pose a danger to our pets. Read on

PicMonkey Collage7. Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s New Home
Welcome to Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s new home! At long last our new doors are open, and our staff is ready to welcome you and your pet into our new facility. Continue

6. Helping Your Pet Beat the Back-to-School Blues
There are very few things that tug on the heartstrings more than those big, sad eyes of a family pet when his or her best friends head back to school. All summer long, he or she has had the undivided attention of your kids – from numerous walks and Frisbee games to ample snuggle time and crazy sleepovers. But, the kids must return to school and now Fido or Whiskers is developing some separation anxiety. Read more

5. New Pet Parasite Prevention Options
Parasites in pets are serious business. Some parasites, such as heartworms, can be deadly; while others, like fleas, are mostly just frustrating. Luckily, in modern veterinary medicine we have several options for pet parasite prevention, which will effectively prevent most parasite infections in our pets. Read on…

Handshake between dog and veterinarian hand4. What Makes Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital Shine
At Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, we see ourselves as more than just a business. Having been a member of the Rocklin community for more than 20 years, we consider ourselves to be your friends, your neighbors, and (we hope) your other family doctor. Continue to post

3. Pets and People Food  
It can be tempting to share your favorite foods with your four-legged friend every now and then. After all, those great big eyes and enthusiastic tail can be hard to resist… And let’s face it, even if you’re devout about not sharing the people food with your pet, it’s more or less inevitable that someone will slip your pet a little something-something when you’re not looking; or that you may want to try your hand at making your own pet treats. More

iStock_000020494295_Medium2. Myth vs. Fact About How to Remove Ticks
April through November brings the kind of weather that gets you outdoors with your pet, but those are also the months when the threat of ticks is at its highest. Read more

1. Overnight Pet Care
If you are planning on traveling out of town over spring break, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, or even this summer, then there is no better place for your pet to be than the overnight suites at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s new location. Continue to post

Now that 2014 is a on its way out, we hope you will continue to include your pet’s health in your annual calendar. Wellness appointments and those essential vaccines and preventatives offer your pet the best chances of a long, healthy, and active life. And, if you have any topic suggestions for 2015, we are happy to accommodate!

Thanks for a wonderful year of pet-centered care and dedication to the many companion animals who make our lives richer. Happy 2015!!