The Fab Five: Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Blogs of 2017

As we countdown the final the final days of 2017, we at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital can’t help but to reflect on all we’ve seen and done in the months past. In reviewing out blog, we couldn’t help but wonder which of our posts you liked best. So we ran the numbers – and here are the results.

Without any further ado, we give you…

Our Top 5 Pet Blogs of 2017

  1. Save a Life: Tips for Avoiding Pet Pancreatitis This Holiday Season – We all have foods we want to (or should) avoid, but the holidays make it really, really hard. Savory meats, sweet treats, and buttery goodness abound during the last few weeks of the year, and your pet isn’t immune to all the temptation. Indulgences are just plain difficult to ignore, but we hope the dangers of pet pancreatitis are enough to keep you saying “paws off” to certain dishes. Read More…
  2. Excuse Me, Ma’am, but Your Cat Is Glowing…  All About Radioactive Iodine Treatment – Hyperthyroidism is a commonly diagnosed condition in our feline friends. Many owners choose daily medications to control this condition, but there is another option that does not involve such an ongoing commitment. Read More… 
  3. Lurking in the Bushes: Outdoor Gastrointestinal Dangers for Pets – It finally seems like the weather is changing and spring is here. With the warmer, sunnier weather, you and your pet are probably spending more time outdoors. While getting a little extra sun is great for us all, mentally and physically, it is important for us to be aware of potentially dangerous situations for our frolicking furry friends. Read More…
  4. Is it the End of the World? Coping With Pet Loss – When a pet approaches life’s end, there isn’t a single owner out there who easily embraces the change. While we know the chances of outliving our pets is extremely high, we still walk along the path enjoying life’s moments together, paw in hand. Even if we know death is around the corner (as in the case of a long illness), pet loss continues to challenge people who have loved and cared for a best friend. Read More…
  5. The Best of Both Worlds: Build a Catio, Watch Your Cat Blossom – Over 3 billion birds and 20 billion small animals are killed each year by cats, a statistic that has earned domestic felines the number one slot among other predators. Sure, cats are tasked with hunting for mice around the world, but if you’re not really interested in the blue-ribbon prize, Fluffy may enjoy life as a house cat. Read More…

We hope you’ve enjoyed your year and this holiday season. Our team looks forward to seeing you and your pet family in 2018 and beyond!