11 Heartworm Facts

11 Heartworm Facts

Heartworm disease is one of the most painful, deadly, and costly parasitic infections. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. In honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month, here are some of the basic facts about heartworm disease: Mature heartworms...

read more
How to Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

How to Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

While a “healthy weight” is something people understand, more than half of dogs and cats are overweight. Overweight and obese pets are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, orthopedic disease, and more. At Oakland Animal Hospital,...

read more
Household Toxins Pet Owners Should Know

Household Toxins Pet Owners Should Know

March is Poison Prevention Month! We know that you want to protect your pet from anything that could hurt them. With that in mind, here are a few common household items that could prove to be fatal for your pet:Over-the-Counter Drugs. Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol....

read more
Tips for a Safe Road Trip with Your Dog

Tips for a Safe Road Trip with Your Dog

The holidays are approaching and many of us will be traveling. Some of us might be hopping on a plane to visit family and others will be hitting the road. If you are planning a long car ride this holiday season and plan to take your four-legged friend with you, keep...

read more
Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes in Pets

It is estimated that 1 in 300 adult dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot use glucose—the main source of energy for the body’s cells—normally. Blood glucose levels are primarily controlled by insulin, which is a...

read more
Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Ever come home from work to find your favorite pair of shoes in pieces, your blinds ripped apart, or your door scratched to ruins? You aren’t alone. And, while this behavior could indicate that your dog needs to be properly trained, it could also mean they suffering...

read more
Why You Should Regularly Trim Your Pet’s Nails

Why You Should Regularly Trim Your Pet’s Nails

For many pet owners, trimming a pet’s nails—dog or cat—can seem like a daunting task. And, if you haven’t regularly trimmed your pet’s nails since he was young, chances are you’ll have a difficult time doing it effectively now. Oakland Animal Hospital is here to help....

read more
Consider Adopting a Senior Pet

Consider Adopting a Senior Pet

Thinking of adopting a new pet? Consider adopting a senior. Here are five reasons why its great to adopt a pet in their golden years: They have better manners. Often, senior pets have already been socialized and learned basic commands, like sit, come, stay, and down....

read more