The team at Brodie Animal Hospital has had an amazing year with our wonderful pet patients (and their people) and offering them the very best care possible. We have also had a wonderful time educating our pet families on topics that appeal to them, from daily pet exercise to nutrition, the importance of wellness care to parasite control. It is our sincere hope you have enjoyed reading our blog and learning more about how to better care for your fur friend.

As we look ahead to 2020, we can reflect upon the many ways our animal companions enrich our lives with unconditional love, joy, and laughter. If you are like us, you may have prioritizing your pet’s health and bringing more wellbeing and happiness to their lives on your New Year’s resolutions. Pets are, after all, family, and they deserve the very best.

Brodie Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

5. Pop-Bang-Boom! Understanding and Managing Noise Anxiety in Pets
When it comes to summer, there’s so much to look forward to: trips to the lake, lazy days by the pool, 4th of July celebrations, and even the occasional thunderstorm that rolls through. Unfortunately, your pet probably doesn’t share your excitement about fireworks and storms. Keep reading…

4. Pancreatitis in Pets
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes the promise of lots of cooking and enjoying delicious foods. Although we may tend to overindulge at this time of the year, affording the same opportunity for our pets can get them into big trouble. Read more…

3. Reading & Respecting Dog Body Language
In human communication, it’s often what is unsaid between us that impacts us the most. Indeed, “reading between the lines” is a phrase applied to sentiments or directions that are not explicitly stated – rather, the meaning is hidden or implied, just waiting for us to discover it. Read on!

2. Straight from the Pros: Dog Training Tips to Get You on Track
Obedience training is one of the most important responsibilities we have as dog owners. Making sure our pets are well socialized and teaching them how to behave properly not only makes them less of a danger to themselves and others, but it also allows them to enjoy many aspects of life with us. Keep reading…

1. What’s Up, Weirdo? Examining Why Dogs Eat Grass and Other Strange Stuff
Did you adopt a dog or goat? There aren’t many behaviors shared between the two species, but eating grass is definitely one of them. Some dogs simply love to chew on anything they can get between their jaws. Others do it for… well, they must have good reasons, right? Read more…

Happy Holidays from Brodie Animal Hospital!