While 2020 has been a bit, shall we say… unpredictable, we can reliably count on two things: the final page of the calendar will turn to 2021, and the boundless love of our fuzzy little weirdos.

Indeed, our pets have been steadfast in their support this past year just as The Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center have been steadfast in our commitment to your pets’ health and well-being through all the ups and downs.

As you know, part of our ongoing commitment to you and your pets’ health and happiness is our blog. And, as we do every year, we are excited to celebrate the date change with our annual top blogs list! Hopefully you enjoy a look back at our most-read blogs of 2020

The Pet Experts’ Top 5 Blogs of 2020

#5 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.

#4 WHAT IS A REVERSE SNEEZE AND WHAT CAUSES IT?
You’re sitting on the couch with your dog and all of a sudden they emit a noise that sounds like choking. This snort and gag may have scared you. What could it be? Are they okay? This phenomenon is known as a reverse sneeze and it is something certain dogs deal with. As weird as it sounds, it’s actually nothing to worry about.

#3 CAT TAILS HAVE A LOT TO SAY (IF WE LISTEN CLOSELY!)
Cats may not always follow their owners around dropping clear, audible hints about their preferences, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t communicating. In fact, cats tell us a great deal, but because it’s usually conveyed through subtle body language, messages can get lost.

#2 PEE YOU! ODOR, RABIES AND OTHER PROBLEMS SKUNKS MAY CAUSE YOUR PET
If your cat or dog has gotten into a tussle with a skunk, it is likely your first concern will be to de-skunk your pet. Unfortunately skunks are primarily nocturnal creatures, meaning it’s likely that you’ll be attempting a late-night de-skunking at home before getting your pet to a professional groomer.

#1 FRITO FEET: WHY DOES MY DOG’S FEET SMELL LIKE CORN CHIPS?
If your pet’s feet smell like a favorite snack food, you may wonder if you’re imagining things. The answer again, however, is no. Pet paws can and do smell like Fritos and there are a few reasons behind the smell.

Cheers to 2021!

While there’s know way to know what 2021 may bring, but rest assured that your pet experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center will remain devoted to your pet’s care, come what may.