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Another year has come to a close, and the pet experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center couldn’t be happier with the accomplishments and growth we’ve seen in 2018. As we prepare for another busy year of providing exceptional care to Chicagoland pets, our thoughts naturally turn to one of our most popular educational resources: our pet care blogs!

We’re thrilled that so many of you are reading our blogs, and we want to highlight some of our most popular posts from the past year. Without further ado, we present The Pet Expert’s top 5 pet care blogs of 2018!

The Pet Experts Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

#5: What Fido Wishes You Knew: Top 10 Dog Myths Busted!
Dog myths have been around for many, many years, almost as long as our human-dog relationship has. With the internet, dog myths abound. We thought it’s time to do some myth busting! The team at Springbrook Animal Care Center gives you the top 10 dog myths we hear time and time again, and myth-bust them one by one. Read more…

#4: Contact Comfort: Why Do Cats Knead?
Hot tea with honey, bubble baths, dark chocolate…we all have different ways to comfort ourselves after a long day. Cats also have their own coping mechanism: kneading. It’s common and perfectly normal, but why exactly do cats knead? Along with a batch of freshly baked biscuits, The Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center have the answer coming right up! Meow?

#3: 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 on!

#2: How Do You Know? Top 5 Signs Of Lyme Disease In Dogs
Most people shudder at the idea of ticks, but that doesn’t stop us from hiking, camping, picnicking, or working in the yard. Even though these 8-legged pests are sneaky, insidious, and hungry for blood, we still enjoy the great outdoors – and so do our dogs. After all, who hasn’t seen a dog rolling around the grass with utter abandon? Frolicking and exploring are a canine’s birthright, but Lyme disease in dogs remains a serious concern. Keep reading…

#1: 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. Read more…

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Your Pet Experts

Helping to improve the lives of all pets is our goal every day of every year. Thank you for continuing to read our pet care blogs and other educational resources. If there are any topics you’d like to learn more about, please let us know!

From all of us at Springbrook Animal Care Center, we wish you and your pet a happy and healthy New Year!