These Are A Few Of Your Favorite Things: Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2018

The year is rapidly coming to a close, and there’s still lots of holiday hustle and bustle. But at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we’re taking a pause to be grateful for all that 2018 has given us. It has been a busy and exciting year, full of learning and growing together with you and your pets, and for that we couldn’t be more grateful!

Speaking of learning, we have loved brainstorming, writing, and publishing this blog for you. Our goal is to write about topics that interest, inspire, and educate Park Slope pet owners. To that end, we’ve compiled the top 5 blogs of 2018 that you’ve seemed to enjoy the most.


The Season of Giving and Why Cats Leave Presents

Cats bring presents because they love you!

You might be making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, but have you ever wondered why our feline friends seem to be in the giving spirit, too? Anyone who has stumbled upon a headless rodent on their front porch has probably asked why cats leave presents for them and what thought process goes into the gift selection.

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital seeks to shed a little light on this uniquely feline behavior…


Mealworms for Pets? The Surprising Benefits of Edible Insects

Mealworm for pets are a surprising source for pet nutrition

Here in the United States, insects are generally thought of as pests or regarded with a sense of squeamishness. Most people can’t imagine purposely allowing insects to reside in their homes, let alone eating one (or many)!

Although it can be hard to imagine popping any type of insect into our mouths, about ⅓ of the world’s population disagrees. Edible insects, such as mealworms, are easy and inexpensive to breed and surprisingly nutritious. This, of course, begs the question: if they’re so good for humans, what about mealworms for pets?


Mushrooms and Mongrels: Is it Safe When Dogs Eat Mushrooms?

Beware of when dogs eat mushrooms, they could be a pet toxin

Many dog owners know the feeling of dread that comes when your dog suddenly gulps down something they found along the road or in the grass. When dogs eat mushrooms, however, it can bring about even more anxiety.

It’s important for all dog owners to be aware of the very real risks associated with wild mushrooms and know what to do should their dog come into contact with one.