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New Beginnings: Town & Country Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2017

The start of a new year brings with it the opportunity to reflect on ways we can improve our lives. Getting more exercise and sleep, eating better, and spending more time with loved ones tops the list for many of us. When it comes to our pets, there are probably tweaks and adjustments that can be made to make their quality of life even better, and that’s where we come in!

Town & Country Animal Hospital’s monthly pet care blog aims to provide you with useful and practical information in all areas of pet care, from parasite prevention to holiday pet safety. We hope you’ve enjoyed our topics so far and that you’ll continue to use it in the future!

With that in mind, we’ve compiled the top 5 most popular blogs from the past year. Enjoy!

Our Top 5 Blogs of 2017

  1. A Brand New Start: New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners – It’s almost 2017, and as many of us are ruminating on the past year and its many ups and downs, thoughts inevitably turn to what we can do to make the coming year the best one yet. Read More…
  2. Beware the Bugs! Is Your Pet Protected From Parasites? – Springtime is the time for getting outdoors! And what could be better than hanging out on the deck or going for a walk with your four-legged companion? Of course, this season not only prompts us to come out of winter slumber and become more active, it’s also prime time for parasites. Read More…
  3. A Real Risk: What You Need To Know About Zoonotic Diseases – Zoonotic diseases are those that can be passed between humans and animals. With over half of U.S. homes containing at least one pet,  it’s more important than ever to understand how you can protect your family, both two-legged and four, from zoonotic diseases. Read More…
  4. Pet 911: How to Recognize and Respond to a Pet Emergency – It’s a familiar story for anyone with a pet…something seems off, but what? Is it normal for a dog to vomit more than once? Could it be an upset stomach? Or maybe you’re out in the backyard when your cat shows up a little wobbly with signs she got into a brawl with another animal. She doesn’t seem to be in terrible distress, but should you just wait and see? Google provides you with an array of sometimes terrifying, sometimes normalizing articles, but what do you believe? Read More…
  5. The Best Ways to Protect Your Pet From Dangerous Predators – We all know the feelings of frustration and futility when you call your pet inside only to be coolly ignored. This resistance tends to happen around dusk, when the opportunity to experience the emerging darkness is savored and shared by pets and predators alike. It’s easy to have a sense of security in our own backyards, but it’s important to know that your pet can be at risk anywhere. Read More…

From all of us at Town and Country Animal Hospital, we wish you and your pet a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!