For all of 2020’s quirks, it’s hard to deny that the year that was, was a banner year for most pets. Between pet adoption rates and people spending more time at home with their pets than ever before (and all the fun that entails), our furry friends have likely appreciated 2020 more than the rest of us.

With that, your team at Long Animal Hospital appreciates your trust in our care and in our blog and, in keeping with tradition, we are happy to share with you our top 5 most-read blog posts of 2020!

Long Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2020…

#5 Pet Poison Awareness Month: Keeping Our Furry Loved Ones Safe
Like every other veterinary establishment, we encounter pet poisoning situations on a regular basis here at Long Animal Hospital. March is Pet Poison Awareness Month, and what better opportunity to shed some light on the very real risk that many of our foods and household items pose to our pets.

#4 When It Comes to Pet Grooming, Less Is Never More
There are many facets of preventive pet care. Beyond the scope of vaccinations, parasite prevention, weight management, and dental care, regular pet grooming appointments have an incredible impact on wellness.

#3 Leaving a Pet in the Car Is a Definite No-Go
Leaving a pet in the car for “just a few minutes” occurs to many. After all, there are places our pets cannot be and the long list of errands often has us running from one place to the next. But leaving a  pet in the car can spell trouble, especially during the winter and summer months. What would seem to be harmless causes hundreds of deaths in pets each year. 

#2 When it’s Too Hot, Try These Options for Indoor Pet Activities
Summer in the Southeast brings raucous thunderstorms and hot, humid days – not a great combination when it comes to outdoor recreation. So, it stands to reason our pets might get a little bored being cooped up inside. Fortunately, there are many creative, exercise-inspired indoor pet activities to keep your fur pal entertained.

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#1 What You Can Do to Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs
Modern day living has a lot going for it, but possibly the leading attributes have to do with advances in medical arts. Disease has always been one of our greatest foes, but via timely and routine vaccinations, education, and preventive practices, we can live a relatively healthy life. This goes for our pets, too.

And Here We Go Again…

As 2021 gets underway, we are looking forward to seeing you and your pet, whatever the case may be. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions, concerns, or to schedule your pet’s annual wellness exam!