If you are spending the holiday season in some reflection, we commend you! This time of year usually entails looking back and remembering all the wonderful things the days behind us have brought to our lives. Perhaps 2019 also brought challenges and changes, too. Whatever the case, we can look ahead to the new year with hope, enthusiasm, and a sense of excitement. 

At New Haven Pet Hospital, it also brings a sense of gratitude for our friends and clients who we had the honor of spending time with this year. If you have been reading our blog, we are so grateful to you for your feedback and for letting us explore new topics that we hope are of interest to you. 

Here are the top five blogs of the year:

New Haven Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs Of 2019

5. Leptospirosis in Dogs
If you’re like us, you love getting outdoors with your dog. Camping, hiking, walking, and just playing or lounging outside define summer days with our pets. Unfortunately this outdoor time also means increased exposure to any number of infectious diseases, not the least common of which, is leptospirosis. Read more…

4. A Long Road: Coping With Pet Loss
Nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a pet, no matter how expected. From making hard decisions about end of life care, to coping with loss, to dealing with grief in the days, weeks, and months to come, the loss of a pet is no small thing. Keep reading…

3. Would You Know if Your Pet is in Pain?
Almost all of us have experienced some kind of pain, and we know how debilitating it can be. Our pets are no different, but they don’t have the language to convey how or what they feel. Continue reading…

2. The Age-Old Question: Is It Hip Dysplasia or Luxating Patellas?
Okay, so maybe it’s not really an age-old question; but any dog owner who has been up at 1 AM Googling why their pooch is limping has probably pondered the difference between the two conditions: Hip dysplasia or luxating patella? Read on!

1. Smelly Paws? The True Story About Canine “Frito Feet”
Being in the constant company of dogs, their owners typically tune out certain things that may be off-putting to others. Dogs, after all, have some curious, eyebrow-raising behaviors, and in order to co-exist, we overlook their oddball ways. Keep reading…

Lifelong Learning, Together

We hope you enjoyed reading our top five blogs of 2019. One of the things that makes our job fun is learning new things about pets, and our blog is a great way to do so. If you have a topic that you’d like to learn more about, please don’t hesitate to reach out

We look forward to seeing you in the coming new year, and wish you and your family a very happy holiday!