While 2020 was quite the adventure, there is no doubt that our pets made the best adventure (and quarantine) buddies ever. Their antics and quirks have kept us laughing and their love keeps us going, through all the ups and downs.

This past year, many of us have spent more time with our pets than ever before. And, during that time, we have also noticed more about their health, behavior, and oddities than ever, too. We are grateful that you have turned to Bowman Veterinary Hospital’s blog to learn more about your pet and how to support them, whatever their need.

With that in mind, we humbly offer you Bowman Veterinary Hospital’s top 5 most popular blogs of 2020.

Our Top 5 Blogs of 2020

#5 How Can You Keep Your Cat Safe From Snakes
Many cats find it endlessly amusing to swat at and pounce on them, and their super special owners are “lucky” to get a snake trophy from time to time. It might seem impossible to train cats to distinguish venomous snakes from harmless ones. A better strategy would be to reduce (or eliminate) any snake encounters.

#4 Diggy-Dog: How to Stop Your Dog from Digging
Dogs that dig are a common problem among pet owners. Digging is not only destructive but it can also lead to your dog escaping under the fence or digging up something toxic. To help stop your dog from digging, the team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital is here to offer some suggestions and tips.

#3 Creating and Maintaining a Pet-Safe Garden
For pet owners, the safety of their furry loved ones should take top priority when it comes to gardening. The good news is that it’s not only possible to provide a pet-safe garden for your furry friend, when they have a variety of plants and flowers around them they are likely to be at their happiest.

#2 Should I Be Worried About Frito Feet?
Depending on where you sit, the great debate concerning “Frito feet” could be either completely acceptable or annoyingly off-putting.  If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you probably don’t own a dog!

#1 Best Practices to Keep Your Pet Safe From Snakes
Equipped with extra joints and mobile jaws to swallow prey larger than their heads, snakes have earned the reputation of terrifying predators. While many varieties aren’t venomous, and some aren’t longer than 10 centimeters, snakes generally inspire dread and fear. Unless you live in a place where they don’t exist, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and other small islands throughout the world (which we don’t), it may be a challenge to keep your pet safe from snakes at home.

And The Beat Goes On…

As we venture into 2021, our team looks forward to seeing your pet (and you, we hope!) and providing the care they need, no matter what. Please don’t hesitate to call us should you have further questions or concerns, or to schedule your pet’s annual wellness exam!