pet health

The new year is the perfect time to take stock of our blessings and reflect on our accomplishments. At this time of year, we can’t help but feel grateful for all our patients and clients, and think back with fondness to all the Davenport pets that we’ve helped.

We’re also thinking about how to make an even better year to come for ourselves, our families, and our pets. With that in mind, we’re taking a look back at our monthly pet care blogs to learn which posts you found most entertaining and educational, and we’ve compiled them for you here. Enjoy!

Animal Family Veterinary Care Center’s Top Blogs of 2018

#5: Happy Tails: Pet Friendly Vacation Ideas 
Taking a trip is an essential part of summer for many families, but having to leave the family pet behind can put a damper on an otherwise fun and exciting adventure.  If you’re considering a pet friendly vacation, look no further! The team atAnimal Family Veterinary Care Center has already done the research, and we’ve discovered some pretty paw-some ideas for vacationing with your pet. Read more…

new puppy

#4: Pet 911: When Is It a Pet Emergency?
Most pet owners are prepared for wellness visits and preventive care, but we also know our adventurous pets can sometimes be involved in accidents or become ill. Sometimes, these situations require emergency care and, in extreme cases, surgery. The key to successful recovery is often how quickly your pet is brought in for evaluation and treatment. Continue…

#3: Why is My Cat Drooling?
To explain any number of the great mysteries of the universe, one has to conduct extensive research and amass endless observations. Scientists have uncovered possible truths about the Easter island statues, dark matter, the lost city of Atlantis, and other fabulous head-scratchers. Among the list of unsolved enigmas is a very important topic for us: cat drooling. From the serious to the silly, this feline behavior can be explained through a variety of factors, and we’re happy to share them with you! Meow?

#2: During Street Fest, Keeping Dogs Safe in Crowds Is Key
Bringing dogs to Street Fest is a tradition for many pet owners, but the crowds, noise, heat, and other factors can quickly turn a fun event into a disaster if you aren’t prepared. If you are considering bringing a four-legged companion to Street Fest this year, we offer you the following tips and tricks for keeping dogs safe in crowds… Read on!

#1: The Ugly Truth About Heartworm Disease
We talk a lot about Heartworm infection. We urge to you keep your pet on preventives and to test for evidence of heartworm infection year after year after year. The problem is, what we really need to talk about is Heartworm Disease. It is the shadow in the room that both frightens and motivates us. Read more…

Rejoice in a New Year

We hope our pet care blogs have been a source of inspiration as you find new ways to improve the life and health of your pets. If Animal Family Veterinary Care Center can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us. And, from our family to yours, have a very happy New Year!