Check the Chip Day: Benefits to Microchips

Check the Chip Day: Benefits to Microchips

Check the Chip Day, which is on August 15, is a special day for pets with microchips! Each year, we encourage pet owners to stop by so we can quickly scan their pet’s microchip to ensure it hasn’t migrated and is still working. Now is also a good time to update the...

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What is Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets?

What is Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets?

Have you noticed your pet forgetting their house training or becoming disoriented inside the house? These could be signs of cognitive dysfunction. As pets age, they can suffer from impaired mental function, similar to elderly people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. With...

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5 Steps to Introduce a Shelter Cat Into Your Household

5 Steps to Introduce a Shelter Cat Into Your Household

Are you a cat owner who's looking to add another feline friend to your family? June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. When you bring home your new kitty, follow these steps to introduce them to your current cat. Step 1: Create separate resource areas for each cat Your new...

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3 Reasons Why Routine is Important for Young Pets

3 Reasons Why Routine is Important for Young Pets

Have you recently welcomed a young pet? Now's the time to establish routine so that they can start to learn appropriate behaviors. Here's why stability and consistency are key at this point in their life. #1: Pets learn best with consistency Before bringing your new...

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Protect Your Pet From These Hazards This Easter

Protect Your Pet From These Hazards This Easter

Easter means holiday festivities like egg hunts, special treats, and baskets full of candy. Whatever you're doing to celebrate, protect your pet from these Easter dangers. Eggs — Hard-boiled and plastic eggs can harm your pet in various ways, so ensure you count the...

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COVID-19: 3 Facts for Pet Owners

COVID-19: 3 Facts for Pet Owners

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns over caring for our pets. Here are three facts to help keep you and your furry friend safe during this unprecedented time. #1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19 information While you can turn to...

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Spring Parasite Prevention for Your Pet

Spring Parasite Prevention for Your Pet

The warming temperatures of spring bring with them a resurgence of external parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. At Oakland Animal Hospital, we develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your particular environmental situation. We will review...

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Socializing Your New Puppy: 2 Helpful Tips

Socializing Your New Puppy: 2 Helpful Tips

Bringing home a new puppy is a fun and exciting development. They're adorable balls of fluff, and when they're not sleeping, they want to play. Although it seems like their needs are few and simple, puppies do require some work. One of the most important things you...

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Reading Your Feline Friend’s Body Language

Reading Your Feline Friend’s Body Language

Did you know that your cat communicates quite a bit through her body language? When you know what signs to look for, you can figure out what your kitty is saying. Read on to learn about a feline's physical cues. Signs of an alert, happy cat A happy cat seeking...

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