Atopy_iStock_000052716348_Large-1.jpgThe results are in and the people have spoken. Have you been an avid follower of our blog this year? Even if not, keep reading to see our top ten blogs of 2015 from the Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center. Our countdown list is sure to get you caught up so that you don’t miss a beat in caring for your pet.

  1. Shedding Season:  So. Much. Fur.

If you’ve decided there aren’t enough brooms and vacuum cleaners in the world to handle all the dog or cat hair under your furniture, on your furniture (that why they call it furniture in the first place, right?), and probably in your soup, take heart. There are things you can do to make shedding season a little easier on everyone.  Keep reading…

  1.  NexGard:  New Flea and Tick Control for Dogs

Elmhurst Animal Care Center is very excited to be able to offer one of the newest flea and tick preventatives on the market: NexGard. This oral parasite preventative has recently been approved by the FDA as a safe, effective option for external parasite control for dogs. Our staff is pretty excited about NexGard – here’s why…  Keep reading…

  1. Poodle with a Mohawk:  Dog Grooming with Style and Service

With Spring on its way, shedding season is upon us. That means the time has come to schedule your pooch for his or her Spring-cleaning. Even if you have your pet on a regular grooming schedule, the time is perfect to freshen up your pet’s look with a new do or a fun flourish of color or scent. Keep reading…

  1.  Dog Park Finesse:  Do You and Your Dog Have What it Takes?

DuPage County boasts several natural areas, parks, lakeside trails, and other outdoor recreation possibilities. Because of this, it’s no wonder that so many dog owners are anxious to get out there with their intrepid canines as soon as the weather permits.  Keep reading…Elmhurst_iStock_000043435794_Large

  1.  Why Doggie Day Care?

For many pet owners, the idea of doggie day care may not have crossed your mind. After all, your dog is safe and well-fed, and can sleep all day at home. What could be better?
If you asked your dog, however, you might be in for a surprise. See it from your dog’s perspective: every morning your precious family all leave at once. You’re alone in the house with the cat. You can’t dig in the fridge. You can’t text your friends or watch TV. You can’t even pull up funny videos on YouTube…  You could chase the cat but you’ve already done that a million times. Keep reading…

  1. Clickety-Clack:  It’s Time To Trim Your Pet’s Nails

If you keep your pet’s nails trimmed on a regular 4-week schedule, bravo! Not only are you filling your home with sonic balance (we always vote for less clicking on hardwood, laminate, or tile floors), but you are servicing your pet in other tremendous, healthful ways. Of course, not all pet owners are able or willing to trim their pet’s nails (it can be off-putting at first for all involved), and that’s where we come in! Keep reading…

  1. 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…

  1. Walking the Dog…

For some pet owners, simply attaching a leash to their pet’s collar is all that’s needed for a successful walk with their dog… but not all of us are that lucky. Keep reading…

  1. Canine Kennel Cough & Influenza: Current Info for Pet Owners

Kennel cough and canine influenza are all over the news right now, leaving many pet owners in a quandary. Should I be worried? How can I protect my dog? What does canine influenza have to do with kennel cough? And what the heck is kennel cough anyways? Keep reading…iStock_000021930272_Large

  1. Canine Leptospirosis:  What You Need to Know

Leptospirosis. Even the name sounds exotic and scary. Yet, canine leptospirosis, a serious bacterial disease that is transmitted through infected wildlife and water and soil, is becoming quite common. Some of you may have heard of the illness or perhaps have had your dog vaccinated against it by the Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center. Keep reading…

And there you have it, all of the must-know information for 2015. What a year! We hope that you will keep reading for 2016 so that you, too, can be a savvy, current pet owner.