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Advantage Veterinary Center's Top Pet Blogs of 2020

January 14, 2021

2020… what a year! While it remains to be seen if 2021 can top the antics of the year that was, we do know that our pets have been at our side, providing love and laughter, through the thick and thin of the past year.

The team at Advantage Veterinary Center have endeavored to be with you no matter what, as well. From our curbside to our exam rooms, and even our blog, we hope you have found the care and support you and your pet have needed this past year.

To celebrate the calendar flipping from on year to the next, we have compiled a list of our top 5 most-read pet blogs of 2020. We hope you are reminded of a favorite from the past, find something new, and enjoy what our blog has had to offer!

Our Top Pet Blogs of 2020!

#5 PET POISONING DANGERS LURK WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM
We all know that pets will get into pretty much everything, and “pet proofing” our homes is a must when it comes to preventing accidental pet poisonings. Making sure leftover food is put away, the garbage can is closed, and antifreeze spills are cleaned up are no-brainers, but securing the contents of the medicine cabinet probably doesn’t top the list. But it should…

#4 TREADING DANGEROUS WATER: WATERBORNE DISEASES IN PETS
Most dogs enjoy a good romp in the nearest lake, stream, mud puddle or gutter-runoff. While this is a fun activity to entertain your furry friend, it is important to recognize that water can harbor some hazards for animals…

#3 WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CANINE PARVOVIRUS?
Parvovirus affects all species of mammals, and although symptoms are similar across the board, they are species specific. Consequently, feline parvovirus is as unique to cats as canine parvovirus is to dogs…

#2 WHAT COULD POSSIBLY EXPLAIN THE PHENOMENON OF CORN CHIP PAWS?
Being an owner of a dog can be downright confounding at times. Whether it’s their odd behaviors or questionable manners, dogs do some pretty weird stuff. In the case of “Frito Feet”, some dogs emit an unmistakable corn chip odor from their paw pads that can be incredibly off-putting. Don’t worry: it’s perfectly normal, and combating the smell is within reach.

#1 HOW TO TELL IF YOUR PET IS SICK
When a pet is sick, it can be hard for a pet owner to notice. Not only can they not tell us that they’re feeling under the weather, but most pets are good at hiding the signs of illness, too. There are a few clues, though, that can help you determine if something is amiss in your pet’s health and well-being. 

From all of us at Advantage Veterinary Center, we wish you the best for 2021 – whatever it may bring. With that, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and concerns, or to schedule that all-important annual pet wellness exam.

May the odds be ever in our favor!