Looking Back at Our Top Five Pet Care Blogs of 2017

Before we leap into a new year and everything awesome that awaits, we must pause and remember all that happened in the past year. After all, the lessons of 2017 will certainly give us a head start for the great opportunities in 2018. At Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital, we want to focus on what matters to you, and part of that means spotlighting our top five pet care blogs as determined by our readers.

From pet toxins to walking your dog like a pro, our aim is to enlighten, educate, and entertain owners with information to help you better care for your best friend. While gearing up for 2018, we hope you’ve gleaned some great information from our blog – and remember, we always welcome your suggestions for topics!

Before you get back to that long list of New Year’s resolutions, here’s a peek at some of our best 2017 blogs.

Our Top Five Pet Care Blogs of 2017

  1. Pet Travel Tips For Sniffing Out New Destinations – Summer means hitting the open road (or friendly skies) for family vacations, but what about the family pet? It’s common to hire reputable pet boarders or pet sitters to care for your cat or dog while you’re away, but is it the only option? Certainly not! It’s a great idea to take your pet along, but what does pet travel actually entail? Fun is definitely secondary to safety, but they can go hand in hand with our list of tips and tricks. Read More…
  2. Just Say No: Keeping Pets Away From Holiday Food – Holiday food is meant to be shared with family and friends, and many of us consider our pets bonafide members of our families. However, most of the rich foods we typically enjoy during the holiday season should be strictly off-limits for our furry friends. Read More…
  3. Thunderstorm And Fireworks Anxiety In Pets: Helping Them Cope – As thunderstorm season and the 4th Of July approach, many pet owners know what to expect; a season dealing with a trembling, anxious, possibly destructive pet that is trying desperately to escape the noise and confusion that the summer months bring. Thunderstorm and fireworks anxiety is very common among pets, and for some it can be severe enough to turn into a real phobia. Read More…
  4. Toxic Food For Pets – As the first leaves fall from the trees and autumn officially arrives, it’s easy to forget that fun and festive seasonal foods could be dangerous to your pet. In between planning Halloween parties and filling your home with the aromas of fall, be sure to steer clear of any of these toxic foods for pets. Read More…
  5. The Ultimate Dog Care Guide For Working Pet Owners – Your dog knows the routine; in fact, he has come to expect it. He watches as you perform your daily rituals of showering, dressing, making coffee, and getting your supplies together. His tail wags hopefully as you tell him to “Be a good boy! See you tonight!” Although you can’t see him, he’s surely listening as your car drives away and he settles in to await your return in the evening. Read More…

From all of us at Wellesley-Natick, we look forward to seeing you and your pet soon. If we can be of any assistance in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call.

Have a happy and healthy New Year, everyone (including those with paws), from all of us here at Wellesley-Natick Animal Hospital!

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