This time of year, there’s always so much to be excited about. For one, the ups and downs of the holidays are over and we can look back at our own highs and lows of the previous year and do our best to focus on our goals for the future.

At no other time of the year do we take this kind of stock of the past, but it’s crucial in order to pivot and plan for the next 12 action-packed months.

When we look back, we cannot help but take a long hard look at our pet care blogs. Every month, we do our best to publish articles that we hope will hit home with our growing community of pet owners. We measure a blog’s popularity and have them ranked below for your own review of 2019.

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Please Enjoy!

We listen to the pet owners we are fortunate to serve, and many of our pet care blogs have been inspired by the challenges faced by many. Pet owners, animal lovers, and veterinary professionals are all in this together, and the journey toward optimal pet health is the greatest destination of all.

Whether you’re reading the following pet care blogs for the first time or you’re simply reviewing them again for future reference, we commend your efforts toward responsible pet ownership. 

Please enjoy our Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2019:

5. PROTECTING THOSE PEARLY WHITES: THE COMPLETE PET DENTAL EXAM
Most of us couldn’t imagine not brushing our teeth a few times a day and checking in with our dentist periodically. Our pets, however, often don’t enjoy the level of dental care and attention we give to ourselves. Read more…

Pet dental exams are vital to overall pet wellness

4. SUMMER PET ANXIETY AND FIREWORKS SAFETY
For many, summer is the best time of year, but for our pets, summer is filled with many stressful events. Fireworks, parties, and thunderstorms can all leave your pet a quaking, fearful mess. Even worse, it can lead to attempted pet escapes or result in destructive behavior. Keep reading…

3. GRAIN-FREE PET FOOD: IS IT ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE?
Among the boutique diets popular at the moment, gluten-free or grain-free is one of the top contenders. Feeding dogs a grain-free diet is also a growing trend, believed by many pet owners to be healthier and more like an animal’s ancestral diet. Learn more…

2. XYLITOL, PEANUT BUTTER, AND YOUR PET
Xylitol is a sugar substitute that has been growing in popularity in recent years – it is now found in over 700 human products! Although considered extremely safe for people, this sweetener is one substance that can make your pets sick – and may even kill them. Read more?

1. EGGS, ANYONE? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BACKYARD CHICKENS IN PINELLAS COUNTY
If you are a Pinellas County resident who dreams of tending to your very own flock of backyard chickens, you’re in luck. Before you dive into the wonderful world of backyard chicken ownership, make sure you clearly understand the county ordinance, along with the specific regulations of your community. Bok Bok?

Happy New Year!

From all of us at Bayshore Animal Hospital & Avian Practice, we wish you and your pet a happy and healthy new year. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!