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At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we take great pride in being your trusted source of knowledge and information when it comes to your pet. Our educational pet care blogs is one way we extend our service to you outside of regular business hours, and we’re thrilled that so many of you are reading it!

Changing and growing is important to us, and we know that in order to do that, we must pause and reflect on what we’ve done in the past year. We hope you enjoy this list of our most popular pet care blogs of 2018!

The Pet Expert’s Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

#10: What Does It All Mean? Funny Pets And The People Who Love Them
There’s no question that pets are funny, and they make us laugh all the time. But do they mean to? In other words, do pets have a “sense of humor” and are they keyed into the positive response to their antics? Or is it more likely that funny pets have no idea that their behaviors make us giggle and laugh? The Pet Experts dive into this subject with open arms (and a big ‘ole smile!). Continue reading…

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#9: Is Pet Yoga A Real Thing And Should You Try It?
There have been some questionable pet trends in recent years, but like many hot new ideas, they often fade to the background fairly quickly. When The Pet Experts first heard about practicing yoga with (or in certain cases on top of) various animals, we held out to see whether the concept would stick around. At this point, we’re fairly certain this pet trend won’t be going anywhere soon. Instead, pet yoga offers meaningful opportunities for animals and pet owners alike. Read more…

#8: I Found A Lost Or Stray Pet: Now What?
As a consummate animal lover, you may rejoice at the chance to help a stranded or lost pet, but it can definitely be unnerving for some, including the animal. Of course, the four-legged friend that took up residence under your deck or on your front stoop may be a stray without a devoted owner. He or she could also have a warm, loving home somewhere with a worried or heartbroken pet parent waiting. Keep reading…

#7: You Found A Tick On Your Dog…Should You Be Concerned?
The more you’re exposed to something, the more comfortable you are with it, right? Not so with ticks. Because they’re known to pass dangerous diseases to animals and people, they are perceived as nightmarish, blood-sucking parasites – no matter how many times you’ve seen one. Read on!

#6: Essential Oils And Pets: Is It Safe?
Aromatherapy has been a popular way to relax and rejuvenate for years, and essential oils use as home remedies for many different ailments has also been gaining in popularity recently. Although you may enjoy lavender, citrus, or any number of lovely scents from essential oils, it’s important to keep in mind some safety measures when it comes to essential oils and pets. Continue reading…

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#5: Common Cat Myths Debunked!
Since their emergence around the time of the ancient Egyptians (or maybe earlier, studies suggest), cats and myths have gone hand-in-hand. Indeed, no other pet is as intimately linked with myth, legend, superstition, and folklore as the cat. Perhaps it’s their beautiful and graceful way of moving, or their killer instincts, or the fact that, although they live together with humans, cats have retained most of the genes and mannerisms of their wild cousins. Read more…

#4: The Great Mysteries Of Life: Why Dogs Lick Ears
Let’s face it, dogs have some quirky habits. Whether it is staring at the dishwasher, bogarting the bed, or an obsession with your underwear, most of our canine companions have a strange tendency or two. While The Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center may not know exactly why your dog does everything he or she does, today we tackle one of the great mysteries of pet ownership: why dogs lick ears. Keep reading…

#3: Paw Licking, Allergies, And Your Pet
You might think that seasonal allergies for your cat or dog means sniffling and sneezing, but they don’t. Instead, your pet’s allergies are dermatological; which means that if your pet is excessively licking, chewing, scratching, or shaking, then chances are good that allergies are to blame. Read on!

#2: Fictitious Fido: Debunking Popular Dog Myths
There are myths and misconceptions about virtually every animal, but when it comes to pets, there are so many more! This is because we spend our lives observing and interacting with them so closely and often form many assumptions about their health and behaviors. Continue reading…

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#1: Tasty And Healthy Ideas For Homemade Pill Pockets
At some point, almost every furry friend will have to take medication. For most pets, swallowing a pill plain is a guaranteed struggle. That’s why pill pockets are so popular, helping make the process easier by associating it with a delicious treat. Read more…

A Bright Future

We know you have a lot of options for pet care in Chicagoland, and we’re so thankful that you’ve chosen The Pet Experts! As always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns or if you have any suggestions for future blog topics.

We hope you and your pet have a fantastic new year!