Well then, 2020 was quite the year – and we are so grateful to be on the other side of it! Without a doubt, this past year we have been so incredibly grateful for our pets. Not only have they seen us through the best of times and the worst of times, but also for their antics, love, and laughter.

Your team at Goldorado Animal Hospital would like to thank you. Not only for your patience as we adapted to the challenges of the year, but for your trust in our hospital, too. In addition to the veterinary care we provide at our practice, we hope that our blog has helped you navigate the ups and downs of pet parenthood – and answer a few of your questions along the way, as well.

With that in mind, we wanted to share our most-read blogs of 2020 with you, our readers. We hope you enjoy, and perhaps learn something new!

Goldorado Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2020

#5 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.

#4 Do Dogs Really Need Special Shampoo? Dog Shampoo Decoded
But what about bathing? And do dogs really need special shampoo? It may seem like this is going just a tad too far. After all, there are plenty of high quality, mild human shampoos that work just fine, don’t they?

#3 A Message from Goldorado Animal Hospital on COVID-19 and Pets
As COVID-19, or the CoronaVirus as it is more commonly known, continues to impact our community there has been considerable worry on how the virus is impacting both pets and local businesses. Two common questions we have fielded these past few weeks are, Can my pet contract CoronaVirus and Are you open?

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

#2 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.

#1 Red Eyes in Dogs: Cause for Panic or No Biggie?
If you notice your pet’s eyes looking red or irritated, you probably will want to know what is causing it. Goldorado Animal Hospital knows it can be hard for pet owners to know when to worry about these things, and we are here to help. Red eyes in dogs is never normal, and it’s always a good idea to call us whenever you notice a problem with your pet’s eyes.

And On We Go…

Thank you all again for sharing your beloved pet with us and entrusting them to our care this past year. Whatever 2021 has in store for us next, we hope you will rest assured that we have your pet’s best interests at heart. And, as always, please don’t hesitate to give us a call with your concerns and questions, or to schedule your pet’s annual wellness exam!