Making Pet Owner Education Something to Celebrate: Top Five Blogs of 2016

Whether it is the end of the year or any time of year, our aim is to encourage the best health possible for pets. One of the ways we do this is through pet owner education via our blog. And, we have really enjoyed writing about some of the most pressing and relevant issues our responsible pet parents seek.

As an emergency hospital, our focus on emergency preparedness and prevention is paramount to keeping companion animals safe. Why not make 2017 the best year yet for you and your pet! Make a commitment to optimal health and wellness – and have some fun while you’re at it, too (like dusting off your running shoes and your dog’s leash!).

Celebrating the New Year with Our Most Popular Pet Blogs of 2016

  1. Playing It Cool: Preventing (and Recognising) Heatstroke in Pets If our weather forecast predicts lots of sun and scattered showers, it’s time to think about hot weather pet safety and the deadly condition known as heat stroke. While the combination of high temperatures and humidity makes everyone want to lay low somewhere cool, our enthusiastic pets want to please us and they may keep playing beyond “hot”, to too hot. Read More…
  2. Chihuahua Birthday Party!! The bond between pets and their owners is a special one.  Dogs and cats are part of the family and they are often included in family celebrations.  On some occasions,  THEY are the focus of celebrations!  Take a peek at a video by our own Dr. Michele Saletros. Read More…
  3. Pet Emergency: Creating the Essential Pet First Aid Kit At Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center, we believe every owner should have a pet first aid kit and know what to do during a pet emergency. While this doesn’t replace veterinary care, it can make a lifesaving difference. Read More…
  4. Ice Melt Toxicity: Facts and Fictions While the astronomical start of winter is December 21st, the meteorological winter begins December 1st. By then, we may already have been hit by a snow or ice storm, begging the question – are you ready to learn about ice melt toxicity? Read More…
  5. Veterinary Diagnostics:  Signs of Pet Cancer While no one really wants to think about their precious pet having cancer, it is important to remember that diagnosing such problems as early as possible leads to the best chance of beating the disease. Do you know what to look for? Read on to learn about potential signs of cancer in pets and what your options are. Read More…

Helping pets means also means helping pet owners who love them, too. We hope you have enjoyed our blog and look forward to reading more from us.

Our pet patients and their loving families certainly have made our 2016 special. From your friends at Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center, we hope you and your best four-legged pal have a very happy, healthy, and wonderful new year!