Presenting MountainView Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

To say we’re grateful for all that has happened in 2018 would be an understatement. At MountainView Veterinary Hospital, our hearts are full after another wonderful year of serving New Jersey pets and their families. We love learning and keeping up with advances in veterinary care and supporting you and your pet as you plan for the future.

Pet owner education, both in-person and through our blogs, is an important part of how we connect with our patients and their families. That’s why we’re so pleased to bring you our top 5 pet care blogs of 2018!

MountainView Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

#5: The Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Influenza
By the time scientists at Cornell University and University of Wisconsin identified a virulent strain of canine influenza in 2015, it had sickened over 1,000 dogs in the Chicagoland area. Canine influenza continues to make an appearance each year, affecting pets in nearly every state. Take a moment to learn more about canine influenza and how you can protect your furry loved ones. Read more…

#4: When It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Coping With Pet Loss
Very little can compare with the deep sadness that accompanies the loss of a cherished pet. Whether we’ve raised them from babyhood, or you were fortunate enough to welcome an older pet into our hearts and homes, the loss of that familiar face, mannerisms, and personality is often one of the most deeply devastating experiences we will face. Continue reading…

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#3: 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. For pet lovers, involving a favorite fur friend in the festivities seems natural. And, many pets love getting in on the fun. As long as the joke is ethical and safe, there’s no reason why our canines, felines, and other pets can’t help us out in a little innocent and hilarious trickery to celebrate this most mischievous of days. Read on!

#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…

#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 allergiesKeep reading…

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Ringing in the New Year

Thanks again for trusting us with your precious pet! Helping pet owners as they strive to provide a great life for their furry family members is our passion. As always, please let us know if there’s any topic you’d like to learn more about in the coming year.