If you blinked, it may seem like 2018 just flew by. Between career, family, and spending time with our pets, there never seems to be enough time in the day! Hopefully, the advent of a new year has given you some time to pause and reflect on the moments that really mattered in 2018, and what you want to “do different” in 2019.

If one of those things is to focus more on your pet’s health, we salute you! To that end, we’ve compiled Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center’s top 5 pet care blogs of 2018, to get you quickly up to speed with what’s new, important, and interesting about Rutland pet health.

Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

#5: Best Pet Parent EVER! Celebrating Responsible Pet Owners Month
Top-of-the-line, nutritious food in your pet’s bowl? Check! An array of interesting and pounce-worthy pet toys all over the house? Yep! Daily walks that show up all the other owners with your dog’s incredible training and personality? You got it! It may seem like nothing is missing in your quest to be the most responsible pet owner around (and we agree!), but it’s always good to brush up on your skills. Keep reading…

#4: Fear Free Certified and Proud
Can you imagine bringing your dog or cat in for a vet visit where every possible effort is made to minimize or eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress? Look no further! The staff members of the Rutland Veterinary Clinic have recently become Fear Free Certified, and we are proud of it! Read more…

A fear free certified veterinarian is good pet care.

#3: Just One Bite: The Importance Of Heartworm Disease Prevention
Modern pet owners have their hands full in making sure their pets are happy and healthy. Regular wellness exams, good nutrition, daily exercise, and plenty of snuggle time are all essentials when it comes to life with pets. Parasite prevention often takes a back seat, especially in the winter months, but this comes at a cost to our furry friends. Read it!

#2: The Veterinary House Call: Exceptional Pet Care At Your Doorstep!
A veterinary house call can be of great value to pets, owners, and veterinarians. A house call veterinarian is capable of doing most things available within the veterinary clinic. At a veterinary house call, we can perform wellness examsvaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and pedicures; we can treat routine illnesses such as allergies, eye and ear issues, skin problems, and gastrointestinal issues; and we are able to manage a wide variety of chronic conditions such as arthritis, behavioral issues, diabetes, kidney disease, seizure disorders, and thyroid disease. Keep reading…

#1: Smart Safety Tips Regarding Marijuana And Pets
With the ever changing landscape regarding marijuana, it is hard to keep up on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to this now legal to use substance in the state of Vermont. Many Vermonters are taking advantage of the new laws that went into effect this year in our state. This means that pot is increasingly becoming a household substance, putting our pets at increased risk of exposure. Read on!

Unleash The Best

As we now head into 2019, we want you to know that we are here 24/7 to support you in providing the best health for your pets. We’ll continue our monthly pet care blogs and hope you have a chance to tune in. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in the coming year, and we wish you all the best for 2019!