A cat and kitten laying on a comfortable bed

As 2018 draws to a close, Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital is looking back to reflect on the year we shared with you, our patients and clients. We feel fortunate to have shared great times with you – from new pets, to healthy results, to recoveries and more. We shared a few tears with you, too, and we’re grateful for those as well. Ultimately, we love being a part of the lives of Berks county pets.

Part of looking back is reviewing our most popular posts on our monthly pet care blog. Writing and publishing this educational tool for you is so rewarding, as we get to share fun topics as well as information you might not know about. So, drumroll, please, for Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital’s top 5 pet care blogs of 2018.

Conrad-Weiser Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2018

#5: Bringing Home Baby: The Keys to Successful Pet Adoption
We love animals of all sizes, breeds, and ages, but puppies and kittens are pretty irresistible. They’re so innocent, wide-eyed, adorable, playful, and silly, it’s easy to overlook the more challenging aspects of raising one in your home. Read on!

#4: More than Just an Itch: What You Can do About Allergies in Pets
For those who suffer from seasonal, environmental, or food allergies, we know how troubling the symptoms can be. Whether it’s watery eyes, a runny nose, or intestinal distress, allergies in any form are no fun, and they can even threaten our health. Read more…

#3: Your Guide To Dog Friendly Camping And Hiking In The Womelsdorf Area
One of the biggest mistakes a pet parent can make when it comes to camping and hiking with their dog is to not thoroughly research their destination in advance. Most major parks, trails, and campgrounds have individual policies regarding pets, and many don’t allow pets at all. Continue reading…

Don't skip winter parasite prevention if you're going to keep pets safe from ticks and fleas!

#2: The Truth About – and Consequences of – Pet Pain
As an inherited approach to self-preservation, animals are hardwired to mask any signs of weakness. Certainly, modern pets aren’t at risk of being attacked or eaten in their own homes, but that doesn’t stop them from hiding symptoms that would land them anywhere near the crosshairs. Without a doubt, pet pain can be very confusing to observe or decipher. Keep reading…

#1: The Almighty Anal Gland and the Truth About Scooting Pets
There may be nothing more distracting than your dog incessantly dragging his rear end over your carpet while you try to concentrate on your latest Netflix binge. Why on Earth do animals do this? More importantly, how can you stop it from happening so you can get back to season 4, episode 3? Read on!

Ring In The New Year!

We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a quick look back as much as we have. If there are topics we didn’t cover in 2018 that you’d like to see, give us a call and let us know. We’ll include them in future posts. From all of us, Happy New Year to you and your family!