Man and dogWell, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, and The Pet Experts couldn’t be more thrilled to share our top ten pet care blogs of the year. In a world that counts every keystroke or click, we receive regular feedback about what interest our valued readers and clients the most. Of course, seasonal topics get a great deal of attention at certain points, whereas other more general pet care blogs get clicked on over a longer period of time. Whatever the case may be, Elmhurst Animal Care Center continues the tradition of offering relevant and thoughtfully prepared information to the best people on the planet: animal lovers!

Please enjoy our Top 10 Blogs of 2016:

  1. Imagining Great DIY Cat Toys Commercial cat toys generally appeal to a cat’s intrinsic desires to chase, explore, solve problems, and receive rewards. Have you ever purchased a toy that you thought your cat would go bananas over, only to find it discarded and ignored within minutes? Or, even more baffling, did your cat play with the packaging instead? Read More…
  2. Summertime Splashtime: How To Teach Your Dog To Swim Whether your plans entail time on the beach or lounging poolside, hitting the water often means a tail-wagging good time for dogs and their owners. However, keep in mind that many dogs need practice before swimming confidently. Contrary to popular belief, this is not an innate skill; teaching dogs to swim requires training, patience, and practice. Read More…
  3. Finding Your Groove As A Responsible Pet Owner When considering adoption, the Beatles said it best: “all you need is love!” Right? Of course love is central to your new role as a pet owner, but that’s really just the beginning. Before you take the plunge, there’s a lot to consider. Read More…
  4. Candid Camera! How To Take The Best Pictures Of Your Pet Let’s face it – you have the cutest, sweetest pet in three counties! Beyond simply framing a few pictures at home, you may also have an interest in sharing your pet’s antics online or on one of Chicago’s many photography forums. Read More…
  5. Feline Hyperthyroidism: A Prevalent Condition Among Senior Cats Despite being one of the most common endocrine conditions among cats, very few owners are aware of feline hyperthyroidism. This may be due, in part, to the erroneous assumption that old cats are just skinny. However, for felines over the age of 10, hyperthyroidism and diabetes can significantly impact quality of life and life expectancy. Read More…
  6. Hand In Paw: What To Know About Including Pets In Weddings A wedding ceremony is generally considered one of the most important milestones in a person’s life. Today, more and more people are choosing to celebrate this special day not only with family and close friends, but also with their beloved pets. Read More….Woman with her dog tender scene
  7. The Most Important Elements Of Winter Pet Safety – ‘Tis the season for a seemingly endless list of chores. Considering all there is to prepare for, we should all be ready for the ultimate test: a rough Illinois winter. Luckily, your pet has you to help them navigate the cold temps and bad weather. To ensure you’re ready for the coming months, The Pet Experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center would like to review some important tips for winter pet safety. Read More…
  8. How To Tell If Your Cat Loves You You adore your cat and will do anything for him or her, but does your cat feel the same about you? Felines have a reputation for being standoffish and aloof; while we appreciate these unique characteristics, they sometimes lead us to wonder how a cat truly feels. Let The Pet Experts shed some light on how to tell if your cat loves you. Read More…
  9. Truth Be Told: Our Favorite Cat Myths Debunked Cats can be elusive; a characteristic that has, over the course of centuries, placed a target on their sleek backsides. It hasn’t been all negative attention, though, and numerous cultures worldwide have honored the species as the symbols for fertility, good harvests, and even divinity. Read More…
  10. I Ruff You: 5 Ways To Show Your Pets You Love Them With Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s possible that you have realized that nobody loves you, like your pet loves you. This special someone in your life sleeps with you every night, loves you unconditionally, would never leave you, and greets you at the door each day with a slobbery kiss or cheek rub. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re talking about your pet. Read More…

Elmhurst_iStock_000018316617_LargeStarting a new year is always full of promise, and we aim to deliver weekly pet care blogs that appeal to you in 2017. From all of us, we thank you for reading, and wish you and yours a Happy New Year!