Winter safety for pets helps keep pets warm during winter

The holidays bring so many of our favorite things, topped by spending time with family and friends. And although we love the joys and celebrations the holidays bring, we can now take a collective breath and pause to reflect back as 2019 winds down. 

Reflection offers us a chance to remember the wonderful times we shared with our pets this past year, and maybe he challenges, too. That’s where Blue Valley Animal Hospital comes in, to offer you ways to keep your pet healthy and happy for a lifetime. 

One way we can offer this is through our pet blog. This is where we share our favorite relevant, interesting, and fun information about pet health and wellness. We hope you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage as we share our top 5 blogs of 2019.

Top 5 Blogs of 2019

5. Protect Your Cat From Common Cat Poisons
It’s amazing (and somewhat scary) to realize just how many household and yard hazards there are for your cats. Cats are naturally curious, and many of them have the athletic prowess of Olympic athletes, so it’s important to be especially aware of just what those common cat poisons are. Keep reading…

4. Pet Boarding: What To Know Before You Go
Most of us consider our pets full-fledged members of our families, and it can be hard to be away from them when we have to leave town. Because it’s simply not possible to bring our pets everywhere we go (although that would be ideal), many pet owners turn to pet boarding services to provide a safe and secure “home away from home” for their pets. Read more…

3. Spooky, Not Scary: Halloween Safety For Pets
For our four-legged family members, however, Halloween can be truly frightening, and may even be dangerous. Read on to learn about how to have a happy Howl-o-ween for all! Boo!

2. How To Spot (And Avoid) Poisoning In Dogs
According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, there were over 199,000 calls about pet poisoning in 2017. Many of these were caused by common household items. The top three sources – human prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and human food products – may seem harmless to you, but they can be life-threatening to pets. Continue…

1. Knowing When It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Your Pet
As pet owners, some of the hardest decisions we ever make are surrounding end of life care for our pets. Sadly, pets never outlive us – so these are conversations and decisions we will all at some point have to face. Read more…

A Year In Review

We hope you enjoyed catching up on our top 5 blogs of 2019. This past year has certainly had its ups and downs, but we couldn’t be more grateful to have spent part of it with our patients and their owners. 

If there are any pet health topics you’d like to learn about in the coming year, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We wish you a joyous new year and look forward to seeing your pet family soon!