As we embark on a new year, The Pet Experts at Naperville Animal Hospital would like to take a moment to honor what has become an annual tradition in our blog – our Top 10 Blogs list.

Little did we know when we first published this list in 2014 that we would be where we are today. With nearly 250 blogs published over the past 6 years, we are thrilled to see our readership grow year after year, and are always interested to see which topics have resonated with you – both from this year and years past.

And so, without any further ado, we offer you…

Naperville Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2019

10. Kidney Disease in Cats: A Common Catastrophe
Kidney disease in cats is fairly common and can be potentially devastating. Thankfully, by being a vigilant pet owner and working with our expert staff we can ward off the worst-case scenario. Read more…

9. Running Free: Establishing Dog Park Etiquette
No one could argue that the benefits of dog parks increase when visitors – canine and human alike – follow the established rules that aim to keep everyone safe. While each dog park boasts its own characteristics, there are some basic rules that, if followed, will boost your dog park etiquette score ten-fold. Read on!

8. Cat Whiskers: The Defining Feature of Feline Friends
They’re long, wispy, and have a knack for tickling your face in the middle of the night. They seem to be the first thing that draws us in when admiring the beauty of cats, and they certainly define the Felidae family. Meow?

Odd dog behaviors can be both endearing and infuriating.

7. The Wonderful Ways Animals Help Kids with Disabilities
It’s no secret that children are naturally drawn to animals. As depicted in thousands of beloved children’s books, cartoons, and movies, the family pet often serves as confidant, playmate, and best friend to the youngest members of the household. Continue…

6. 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. Keep reading…

5. Help! We’ve Been Skunked!
If you’ve ever let your unsuspecting dog outside at dawn or dusk, only to have them come running hell bent back to the front door, chances are your dog has been skunked. Read more…

4. 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. Keep reading

3. 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. Fetch!

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2. Essential Oils and Pets: A Match Made in Heaven?
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries as a way for humans to relax and rejuvenate. More recently, essential oils have become popular as home remedies for common maladies. So, it begs the question, can essential oils be beneficial when it comes to our pets? Read more…

1. 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. Continue…

Read on!

We hope you have enjoyed this year’s list of The Pet Experts Top 10 pet care blogs of 2019 and will continue reading in the year ahead. As always, if you have questions or need more information on the health and well-being of your pet, please call!