With all of 2020’s ups and downs, one thing remained loyal and steadfast by our side – our pets. Their constant love, affection, patience, and compassion has seen us through it all with all the snuggles and tail wags a person could need.

This past year, The Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center have remained committed to you, and your pet’s health, too. From curbside, to exam room, and even online, our staff has dedicated themselves to the pets of Elmhurst and beyond through thick and thin.

to celebrate the turning of calendar, and in keeping with tradition, we have compiled a list of our most-read blogs from the past year. We hope you enjoy and appreciate you reading.

The Top 5 Elmhurst Pet Blogs of 2020

#5 THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CORN CHIPS: WHY YOUR PET’S FEET SMELL FUNNY
A common complaint among dog owners is the fact that their pets smell funny. Whether that’s due natural oils or a quick roll on something questionable outside, there are many reasons why a pet may smell bad. One of the more common questions has to do with why a pet’s paws smell like Fritos…

#4 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’re perceived as nightmarish, blood-sucking parasites – no matter how many times you’ve seen one…

#3 HELPING THE MEDICINE GO DOWN: PILL POCKETS AND OTHER TRICKS
Most pets will have to take medicine at some point in their lives – some of them multiple times per day – and it’s the rare dog or cat who willingly swallows pills on command. Some pets are so good at getting around their daily dose, in fact, that pet owners will find the medication spat out after hiding it in the most delectable pill pockets or bits of people food…

#2 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…

#1 STINKY SENIOR: MY OLDER DOG SMELLS BAD
Senior pets are those described as being over the age of 7naturally take place. Certain conditions may arise in older pets that can cause a distinct aroma in your furry one. If you are wondering why your older dog smells bad, we can get to the bottom of the stinky situation…

From all of us at Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we wish you the very best for 2021 and hope to see both you and your pet not just for their annual wellness exam, but for whatever else you both may need. Cheers!