Drumroll, Please! Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

As another year draws to a close, we want to pause and reflect on what an incredible year it’s been. Each day brought its share of laughter, tears, joy, and lots and lots of learning and growing, and we couldn’t be more thankful!

Our pet care blogs are an important part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring pet owners have all the information they need to make informed decisions. That’s why we’re pleased to bring you the list of our most popular blog posts of 2018!

Schertz Animal Hospital’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

#10: Decoding Dog Speak: Why Dogs Wag Their Tails
There isn’t much better than a sloppy puppy kiss and a wagging tail to bring a smile to your face, even on the worst of days.  While these actions bring us enjoyment, that isn’t their only purpose. Many of the things our canine companions do are actually an important part of dog speak. Read more!

#9: Navigating the No-Go: Surface Aversions in Dogs
No one likes something new, scary, or uncertain. Dogs are no different than the rest of us when it comes this mindset. It can, however, make for some frustrating situations when we fail to view the world from our pet’s perspective.Keep reading…

#8: All About Senior Pet Health
There’s something special about an older pet. You’ve probably been together for years, and the bond is deeper than ever. It may be hard to realize that your pet is getting older, but the experience of caring for them as they age can be deeply rewarding and enriching for both of you. Continue reading…

#7: A Bundle of Joy: Your Dog and Your New Baby
For many, there’s nothing more exciting than introducing a new baby to our family, and that includes our beloved pets. Dogs and kids have a long history of lasting relationships, but it’s important to get off to a great start. Read on!

#6: Touchy-Feely: Can Dogs Sense Emotions in Humans?
As a pet owner, you’ve likely noticed how your pets seem to respond to your moods. Perhaps your dog shares in your excitement of a hike on a warm spring day, or your cat always seems to curl up in your lap for a snuggle when you’re feeling down. Keep reading…

#5: Essential Oils, a Leading Cause of Pet Poisoning Cases
Whether it’s laundry detergent, air freshener, perfume, or cologne, we are exposed to various scents wherever we go. Some people really like it, others are allergic, and the same goes for our furry friends. Most fragrances aren’t toxic to pets, but products containing essential oils have a potent mix of dangerous substances. Read more…

Throwing a birthday party for your pet is a great way to celebrate pet adoption

#4: An Embarrassing Truth: Why Do Dogs Sniff Crotches
You bring your new love interest home to meet your dog, only to be mortified when your dog immediately plants his nose in between your new friend’s legs. Or, your dog-averse in-laws are seated at the dinner table when Fido decides to take a quick whiff from below. Read on!

#3: Pet Ownership 101: 10 Things Every First-Time Dog Owner Should Know
Whether you’re a college student or senior citizen, adopting your first dog is a momentous and exciting experience. No doubt you’ve got your new best friend’s food and bowls, bag of treats, new leash and collar, and shiny toys ready to go. But fun and kibble aren’t the only the responsibilities of being a good pet owner. Keep reading…

#2: Mating Season – Your Female Dog and the Springtime
Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and new life is beginning. And, if you have a female dog who has not been spayed, spring is also the time of year when many animals come into “season”, or have a heat cycle. Read more…

#1: Out and About: The Top 10 Places You Can Take Your Dog
It used to be fairly common to see a “no dogs allowed” sign posted at the entrance of most businesses. Fortunately, the pendulum is swinging the other way and now supports the full-blown cultural shift that not only allows dogs, but welcomes them. Read on!

A Lovely Ending, A New Beginning

We’re deeply honored that you’ve chosen us to care for your pet, and we look forward to providing our pet care blogs and other pet care resources in the coming years. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

From all of us at Schertz Animal Hospital, we wish you and your pet a Happy New Year!