indoor catTo find our pet care blog, you have to move your mouse over the Resources tab (or just click this link!). That’s no accident. The Pet Experts view our blog as a valuable asset to any person who owns and loves animals. Beyond the relevant subjects like grooming, environmental enrichment, and disease prevention, you can find all sorts of lifestyle pieces aimed at our trendsetting clientele. What’s more, we can track what’s most interesting to our readers and which topics might be better off in the archives.

Springbrook Animal Care Center’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

  1. Catnip Madness! Why Cats Are Crazy About Catnip – Although we may not find our cats next to a lava lamp listening to Deep Purple, jokes about cats and catnip usually hint at the kind of psychedelic effect this plant has on them. From purring to “making biscuits,” our cats are full of all sorts of peculiar behaviors, so it’s no surprise to add one more baffling quirk to the list. Read More…
  2. A Closer Look At Dog Breath (So You Don’t Have To Hold Yours!) – According to an analysis conducted by a pet insurance company in 2013, the average yearly cost to prevent dental disease is about $170. Of course, The Pet Experts recognize this is a sizable price tag, but when you consider it can cost over $500 to treat dental disease annually, the long-term savings and benefits are obvious. Read More…
  3. Method Or Madness? Why Do Cats Sleep So Darn Much? – In our crazy, bustling, harried society, it’s all we can do to simply keep on keepin’ on. We rush to appointments, grit our teeth in traffic, and get home far later than intended. In this kinetic state, we could all take a few pointers from our very dear friends – felines. Read More…
  4. How To Build A Catio (And Why Your Cat Will Love It!) – Catio? No, this isn’t a typo. Similar to a patio, a “catio” is an outdoor space meant for entertaining and relaxation – but for your cat! Catios are all the rage and have many awesome benefits for our indoor feline companions. But what exactly is it and why is it good for your purr friend? Read More…
  5. Arthritis In Pets: Recognizing The Signs And Managing The Symptoms – Arthritis is one of the most common conditions affecting older or senior pets, although it can be diagnosed in pets at any age. Creating pain and limiting mobility, unmanaged arthritis can diminish a fur friend’s quality of life. Thankfully, modern veterinary medicine can not only accurately diagnose this joint disease, it can also provide many treatment options for improved wellbeing. Read More…
  6. Navigating The Best Pet Apps Of 2016 – The term “application software” doesn’t inspire a lot of action, but when you have the right apps on your mobile device, they can truly make life easier. While there’s no shortage of lifestyle apps, they can be a phenomenal investment of time and money (each app averages $1.99!). Read More…
  7. A Perfect Stroll: Techniques For Walking Your Dog Like A Pro – With autumn just around the corner, you may be considering taking up jogging with your best friend or hitting those park trails with the family pooch. But, then you realize your pet may not yet have the leash walking skills needed to handle the challenge. Read More…
  8. Scritchy-Scratch: What You Need To Know About Seasonal Allergies In Pets – Although winter is still firmly in place in Chicagoland, most of us are looking forward to spring with more than a little excitement. The arrival of warmer weather also signals the arrival of seasonal allergies for many of us, and as temps rise we find ourselves making our annual trip to the drugstore to load up on tissues and allergy meds. Read More…
  9. Wildlife In The ‘Hood: Keeping Your Pets Safe From Coyotes – As our communities grow, we continue to encroach further and further into the natural habitats of many species of wildlife. Coyotes are quickly joining the ranks of squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and other wild animals that have adapted to the ever-expanding human population, making prevention strategies to keep pets safe from coyotes more important now than ever. Read More…
  10. What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird – Spring is in the air, which means that birds will begin building their nests and raising their families. It’s also the time of year when many veterinarians, pet stores, and wildlife rescue services receive a large number of calls about an orphaned baby bird found by good Samaritans who want to help. Read More…

Thank you for reading our pet care blog! It’s our pleasure to brainstorm, write, and publish this important resource for our clients, and we hope you’ll continue using it in the new year.

Happy New Year from The Pet Experts and the entire team at Springbrook Animal Care Center!