Without a doubt, 2019 has been a humdinger of a year. While there has been so much to be grateful for these past months, we couldn’t be more thankful for the pets and pet parents of our Old Derby Animal Hospital family.

You and your pets are what keep us going every day. Whether it’s in the exam room, at the Inn at Old Derby, or here through our blog, our team is dedicated to your pet’s health and well-being all year long.

We want to thank you for reading our pet care blogs throughout 2019. It’s always at treat at year-end to take a look at our stats and see which topics resonated with you, dear readers; and so it seems fitting to offer you the results. So, without further ado, we offer you…

Old Derby Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2019!

5. When it Comes to Lyme Disease in Pets, Prevention is Key
Residents of south shore communities are, unfortunately, very familiar with ticks and their associated diseases. While not every tick bite results in illness, these parasites undoubtedly pose serious threats to family pets. Read more…

4. He Ate What? Pet Poisoning Prevention
If you have pets, you know how curious they can be. We love their adventurous natures, whether it’s rambling in the woods with our dog or watching our cats perch and then pounce on an imaginary foe. But their natural curiosity can also get them into trouble… Keep reading

3. Wags, Smiles, Yawns, and More: Interpreting Dog Body Language
Like all animals, dogs have a language all their own. Dogs use some easily recognizable sounds and signals to let other animals and people know how they’re feeling, but much of their communication is through body positioning. Read on!

2. Woodland Creatures or Harbingers of Disease? A Look at the Risks of Leptospirosis
Pet owners are tasked with making the best decisions for their pets, but the road to informed choices can be full of questions or concerns. Disease prevention is just one area of pet care that deserves careful consideration, especially when it comes to a complicated disease known as Leptospirosis. Read more…

1. Let’s Get Direct: The Lowdown on Your Dog’s Smelly Paws
Dog owners are a lucky bunch. Every single day is their dog’s best day ever, and all that joy and happiness spreads throughout a person’s life and home. But do you know what also gets spread around in a dog’s wake? Their smell, of course! Keep reading!

Again, we thank you all so much for reading our blog! You keep us inspired day in and day out, and for that, we are grateful.

Cheers to a fabulous 2020 from all of us at Old Derby Animal Hospital!