We made it! 2020 is behind us and 2021 is ahead. While we collectively hope that it can only go up from here, there are some aspects of 2020 that weren’t so terrible – especially for pets!

If a worldwide pandemic can have an upside, it would be that pet adoption skyrocketed and that, for many, pets were able to spend more time with their people than ever before. With this, people had more time to Google about their pets than ever before. And for those of you that entrusted our blog to help you along the way, we thank you.

As we do, this time of year, it’s our tradition to revisit our most-read blogs of they year. Regardless of when it was written, these blogs represent those you turned to the most to answer to navigate the weird and wonderful world of keeping a pet.

Highway Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2020

#5. Protect and Serve: All About K9 Officer Dogs
Dogs have protected human societies for well over 10,000 years. The first record of dogs defending humans in battle was around 600 B.C., and dogs continued to serve and protect humans all over the world….

#4. Smelly Doggie: Why Does My Dog Stink?
A smelly pet is a common complaint we hear from pet owners. Dogs can stink for a number of reasons, and many of which may be normal. After all, have you ever met a dog who doesn’t smell a little doggie..?

#3. Should You Be Worried About Your Dog’s Reverse Sneeze?
If you have never heard or witnessed a reverse sneeze, you may want to consider yourself pretty lucky. This canine phenomenon that sounds much worse than it really is, the reverse sneeze can be startling, to say the least… 

#2. Teach Your Cat to Swim!
It may come as a shock to you, but cats can be taught to appreciate water if they get the right introduction. Several cat owners have pondered why cats can’t swim, but the truth is, the can! 

#1. Help! My Dog Pees When Excited!
There are few things more joyful than a dog that’s happy to see you. But a whipping tail, floppy tongue, and dancing paws may conceal an embarrassing truth. If your dog pees when excited, you’re not alone…

Whatever may come in 2021, we hope you know that we are grateful to care for your your furry family members and appreciate your support!