Whether you’re busy preparing for a big end-of-year bash or planning a quiet evening at home, you’ll probably spend some time reflecting on the past year and setting a few new goals for the future. Here at Goldorado Animal Hospital, we’re so grateful for the productive and successful year we’ve had, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead in 2019.

With our blog, we always strive to cover a wide array of meaningful topics, such as dental care, dog training, pet loss, and parasite prevention. Whether you’re new to our website or a long-time reader, we invite you to enjoy our picks for the top 5 blogs of 2018!


Goldorado Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Health Blogs of 2018

5. Controlling the Mouthy Puppy
Everybody loves to play with puppies—- until those needle-sharp teeth sink in!  It’s entirely appropriate that puppies explore their world with their mouths and teeth, but important that they learn to inhibit their biting, and to restrict chewing to approved toy.  Here are a few tips until this normal phase of development has passed… Read more

4. How Not to Say “Bite Me”: Avoiding Dog Bites
This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, so let’s talk about how to avoid being either the owner or victim of dog bites.  According to the Centers of Disease Control, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, with 1 in 5 (that’s over 800,000) requiring medical attention.  The most common victims are young children and the elderly, and most are bitten during everyday activities by a dog familiar to them… Continue reading

3. Taming Dog Aggression
Puppies usually learn how to interact with other friendly dogs during early life . However, for a variety of reasons, that doesn’t always happen, and such pups can grow up with poor social skills, unable to decipher and understand the body language of other dogs. As they mature, they can develop fear-based dog aggression—barking, growling, lunging or worse, which often gets more ingrained with time…. Read on!

Introduce a new pet to your other pets with love and compassion.

2. What’s Happening? How to Recognize a Pet Emergency
That gagging sound you hear in the hall or the odd way your pet is suddenly holding their paw…there are times in a pet owner’s life when the unexpected occurs. Even when we do our best to protect them, our animal friends still have a way of getting into trouble… Read more

 1. The Power of Prevention: Rattlesnakes and Pets
Californians are no strangers to rattlesnakes. Like it or not, they are a part of our landscape and we must learn to live alongside them safely. As humans, we adapt to and avoid disturbing them, but our animal friends do not always catch on as quickly… Continue reading

From all of us at Goldorado Animal Hospital, we wish you and your family a safe and happy new year!