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Just when we thought 2020 was over, 2021 began… And while this year is shaping up to be its own wild ride, we can rest assured that our pets’ love and companionship will see us through the days ahead.

Many pet owners have found themselves spending more time with their pets that ever before; which, of course, our pets love. With that, the opportunity pet owners have had to witness more of our pets’ lives, quirks, and health than ever before has been amazing, but also left us wondering about their pet’s lives, and we are grateful for those who have turned to our pet blog for answers.

The team at Brodie Animal Hospital is happy to offer you our top 5 most-read blogs of the year. May these popular blogs help to remind you of something you have learned, or inspire you to read more…

Our Top 5 Pet Blogs of 2020!

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#5 THE BIG MEOW – ARE YOU READY FOR A CAT?
As the saying goes “a house is not a home without a cat”. This might not be true for everyone, but a home shared with one or more cats is definitely more cozy. This could be explained by their willingness to snuggle, or their engaged affection. Whatever the case may be, a warm, purring kitty is simply wonderful. 

#4 WHEN YOU RETURN TO WORK, IS PET SEPARATION ANXIETY INEVITABLE?
Most of us are having trouble coping these days, but family pets sure are enjoying their jobs. They fill very important roles for us in uncertain times as our support system, and we depend on them for their unconditional love, reassurance, and utter devotion. But what will happen to this dynamic if/when we return to work or school? Will pets just automatically resume their previous schedules?

#3 THE DANGERS OF LYME DISEASE AND HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PET
Lyme disease has made national news in recent years, and for good reason. This debilitating disease affects pets as well as humans and can cause joint pain, fatigue, and other painful complications. What’s more, it’s tough to diagnose. 

#2 GET TO THE ER! ALLERGIC REACTION OR PET POISONING?
The likelihood of knowing every sign of all of the ways a health crisis can come into play is low to none. That is why having a plan to seek help promptly is the way to go whenever you are in doubt. Both an allergic reaction and pet poisoning are emergency situations that require immediate care by your veterinarian or emergency hospital. But how can you know what’s occurring?

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#1 6 PUPPY BEHAVIORS TO KEEP AN EYE ON
Those rolly-polly bodies and adorable faces, what’s not to like about puppies? If you have adopted a new puppy, it’s definitely an exciting time in your household. Puppies are full of curiosity and energy, and never seem lax on trying to figure out everything in their surroundings. These playful babies are certainly swoon-worthy, but sometimes behaviors arise that aren’t exactly adorable.

2021, Here We Come!

Your team at Brodie Animal Hospital hopes to see you and your pet in the year ahead. As always, please don’t hesitate to call us for questions and concerns about your pet’s health, behavior, or whatever they may need. 

Happy 2021!