A Year in Review: Mountainview Veterinary Hospital’s Top 10 Blogs of 2017

It’s that time of year when we bid farewell to the previous 12 months and collectively hum “Auld Lang Syne.” Written in the late 1700s by Robert Burns, this famous song succinctly asks the rhetorical question: should old times be forgotten?

As we look back at 2017, we are, in a word, gobsmacked. It continues to be our honor to serve the pets in our community and to help owners better care for their companions. With that in mind, we commit to writing and publishing a monthly blog. Sometimes, seasonal safety takes center stage; other months, we shake it up with disease prevention or behavioral issues. Either way, we hope you enjoy the Mountainview Veterinary Hospital pet care blog and look forward to learning more in 2018.

Our Top 5 Blogs of 2017

  1. Itchy and Scratchy: What You Can Do for Pet Allergies – Allergies – in one form or another – affect us all. From gluten to nuts, pollen to mold, latex to insect venom, allergies have the potential to ruin a really good day, week, or month. Animals can also have allergies, but sometimes, they’re difficult to pinpoint, diagnose, and treat. That’s why we offer the following tips and tricks for how to handle pet allergies. Read More…
  2. Wait? Too Late! Paying Attention to Signs Your Cat is Sick – One of the most charming, puzzling proclivities of the domestic feline is to hide – and hide well. This disappearing act can surely benefit your cat (e.g., eluding a predator), but when it comes to health, your cat could be hiding dangerous symptoms from you. Thankfully, there are some very telling signs your cat is sick. Knowing what they are may save your pet’s life. Read More…
  3. The Sticky, Icky Truth About Ticks and Your Pet – Depending on which science fiction films you’ve seen, a single tick viewed through a microscope bears a strong resemblance to an alien species. A map showing the latest tick populations might support the assumption they’re not unlike like visitors from a distant galaxy, bent on world domination. Read More…
  4. Understanding the Proposed New Jersey Cat Declawing Ban – Did you know that lawmakers in our great state are pushing through legislation that may make declawing your cat illegal? Keep reading to learn what you need to know about the proposed cat declawing ban facing New Jersey. Read More…
  5. April Fools’ Day Fun for Pet Owners – Are you the office jokester who always comes up with the best April Fools’ pranks? Or the one who is skilled in fooling the family every year? It seems many of us get into the spirit of April Fools’ Day by playing tricks on the people closest to us. Read More…

With this entry, we bid farewell to 2017 and look forward to a bright new year. Instead of “forgetting old times” like the song suggests, we appreciate the passing moments and apply lessons learned to new challenges. In other words, we look forward to continue caring for Rockaway pets and supporting the people who love them.

From the entire team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, we wish you and yours a happy new year! Cheers!