Another year has come to a close, and for many of us this offers the chance to reflect on all that has transpired and ponder ways we can make 2018 even better. Ideas such as getting healthier, overcoming bad habits, and spending more time with loved ones circulate in our minds.

The Pet Experts believe that the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to improve the lives of our furry companions, as well. Our weekly blog is brimming with topics to help you do just that!

To encourage you get started, we have compiled the top 10 pet blogs most widely read in 2017 into one convenient location.

Top 10 Pet Blogs of 2017

  1. The Facts About Leptospirosis – Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial infection that not only affects pets, but people as well. Sadly, diagnosed cases are on the rise, making it increasingly important to know the facts about Leptospirosis and how to protect yourself and your pets. Read More…
  2. The Catio: Your Cat’s Ticket To Fun – Most veterinarians (us included) agree that indoor cats enjoy more robust health, greater protection from dangers, and an overall longer lifespan than outdoor and indoor/outdoor cats. This arrangement works well for the reclusive, couch-potato kitties, but if your cat can be found gazing out the window or cackling at the sight of a bird, you might want to consider building him or her a catio. Read More…
  3. 7 Effective Ways To Deal With Pet Hair – While some of us wish for long, flowing tresses, this sentiment is often lost on our pet owner friends who struggle with their pets’ chronic shedding. In fact, over 72% of pet owners state that one of the major challenges of pet ownership is pet hair on furniture, rugs, and clothing. Read More…
  4. Pet Tummy Trouble: Tips And Tricks – As we approach that time of year when we experience an increased frequency of overindulgence and digestive distress of all varieties, it is important to think about our pets as well. Pet tummy trouble happens, but luckily if it happens to your furry family this holiday season, The Pet Experts at Naperville Animal Hospital are here to help. Read More…
  5. The Benefits Of Taking Your Cat To The Groomer – Many pet owners are convinced that cats don’t need extra help in the grooming department since they seemingly come pre-equipped with all the necessary tools. That special tongue, not unlike sandpaper, paired with amazing flexibility and dexterity should be enough for any cat to clean themselves properly; or so we think. However, when it comes to the full spectrum of grooming, cats do need outside help to achieve good health and hygiene. Read More…
  6. Sluuuuurp! Why Do Dogs Lick Ears? – As much as we love them, let’s face it, dogs are well known for their less than impeccable manners. From butt sniffing to leg humping, it’s safe to say they’re pretty comfortable with their animal selves, but there are some behaviors that have most pet owners stumped – like ear licking. So, why do dogs lick ears, and is it normal? Read More…
  7. Leaders Of The Pack: The Most Intelligent Dog Breeds – If you could measure your dog’s intelligence, what criteria would you use? For many dog owners, traits like responsiveness, obedience, and good behavior might come to mind when factoring intelligent dog breeds. Read More…
  8. Do Pets Grieve And Understand Loss? – For those of us who share our homes with pets, we often intuitively know when they want our attention, need some cuddles, or aren’t feeling their best. Through their behaviors, we understand a great deal about them, despite not sharing a common language. Read More…
  9. Coexisting With Wildlife: How To Keep Pets Safe From Coyotes – Whether it was a long howl at dusk or a chance encounter at the park, most people have experienced the call of the wild at some point when it comes to coyotes. Like many species, coyotes have adapted to coexist with humans—this includes rural areas and major urban hubs like Chicago. Read More…
  10. Getting Their Greens: Why Dogs Eat Grass – If you’re a dog owner, chances are you’ve seen your pooch nibble on a few blades here and there. Maybe your dog eats and swallows grass, or maybe just gives it a few chews and spits it out, but either way you’ve likely wondered why this supposed carnivore on the end of your leash seems to be drawn to the green stuff. Read More…

We hope you enjoyed these top 10 pet blogs! And, we thank you for choosing Naperville Animal Hospital to care for your precious pets. We truly value each and every one of our patients and clients, and look forward to many more years of serving our wonderful community.

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