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.

Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

  1. A Helping Hand: Supporting A Loved One Through Pet Loss – All pet owners know that the death of a beloved companion is one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, and watching a loved one grapple with pet loss can be nearly as difficult. Even if we’ve experienced pet loss ourselves, it can be challenging to know what to say to someone else. Read More…
  2. A Cold Drink From The Toilet: Uncouth Dog Behavior (Sometimes) Makes Sense – We not only allow, but wholeheartedly welcome dogs to share in all the trappings of modern living. Some dogs are invited to sleep with their owners on goose-down bedding; others hang out on the sofa for the latest binge-worthy TV. Indeed, dogs are veritable members of the family. That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t collectively scratch our heads at certain canine codes of conduct. Dog behavior varies between individuals, but as a group, dogs seem to really enjoy slurping from the toilet bowl. But why? Read More…
  3. All About Pet Sweat (In Case You Were Wondering) – I sweat, you sweat, dogs sweat, er…cats sweat? Well, sort of. The problem is that pets don’t sweat exactly like us (and therefore never have to worry about B.O. or nervous, sweaty handshakes). This is one of the reasons you need to pay extra close attention to your pet during the heat of the summer. They simply lack an efficient cooling system. Read More…
  4. Do You Have A Smart Pet? A Quick Guide To The Most Intelligent Cats And Dogs – People typically see themselves as left or right brained, but there are actually nine distinct types of intelligence. Whether you have logical-mathematical strengths or intra-personal skills, you could also have smarts in the departments of nature, music, life, people, words, or pictures (among others). In short, we all have unique perspectives in order to understand the same world. Read More…
  5. Cuddles Or Puddles? Caring For Your Dog In The Rain – Rocklin may not have the slushiest spring weather, but our precipitation levels are typically highest in February and March. Your dog might be a self-respecting pluviophile who can’t resist a rainy day, or perhaps he or she winces at the sight of a wet yard. Either way, our team is here to give you tips about caring for your dog in the rain. Get your galoshes ready! Read More…AAHA
  6. Keep Your Feline Friend Happy With A Catio – If you’re a cat fancier who loves to keep up with trends in the world of pets, you might have heard about the “catio.”  Like a patio, catios provide access to the outdoors for our meow pals, but in a way that’s safe. Read More…
  7. A String Around Your Finger: Don’t Forget About Indoor Cat Care – Many cat owners are amazing at keeping routine wellness appointments for their indoor felines. However, anecdotal evidence shows that a large number of indoor cats do not receive regular veterinary care. If this sounds familiar, we understand that it’s often easier to remain at home than to force a cat to travel. Plus, cats – especially those who are safe from accidental injury or exposure to disease – give the impression they don’t really need a check-up. However, indoor cat care is vital to health and longevity. Read More…
  8. Are Pet Kisses Safe? To Smooch Or Not To Smooch – It’s hard not to love the fact that your pet is thrilled to see you after a long day apart. For many pet owners, this means enduring a daily round of slobbery pet kisses. Some of us don’t mind this type of attention, while others avoid that doggy tongue at all costs. Read More…
  9. Kitty Conundrum: Why Do Cats Love Boxes? – The image of a cat in a cardboard box is so ubiquitous it’s becoming cliche. Countless jokes, stories, cartoons, internet memes, even entire websites are devoted to the love affair between cats and boxes. Most of us take it for granted, but have you ever stopped to wonder why it is that cats love boxes so much? Read More…
  10. Ear Licking And Beyond: What Does This Dog Behavior Mean? – Dogs will be dogs, but when a behavior veers from cute to mildly obsessive to downright annoying, it’s time for a change. Licking ears is one of these canine quirks that sends owners into tailspins of doubt, wonder, frustration, and (hopefully) resolution and relief. If you’re put off by this common dog behavior or have no more patience for it, you’re in the right place. Read More…

pet kissesThank you, dear readers, for making our pet care blog so much fun to write. We always care about what you think! If you have a blog topic you’d like to learn more about, please let us know!

From all of us at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, have a safe and happy celebration! See you in 2018.

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