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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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Tips On Cat Grooming

Tips On Cat Grooming

When it comes to grooming, most cat owners let their feline friends take care of that themselves. While cats can certainly be lower maintenance than dogs, they do still require some help with their hygiene. Here are a few tips on how to keep your cat looking her best....

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Dogs and Cancer

Dogs and Cancer

Cancer is a word that terrifies most of us. It can lurk in our bodies and wreak havoc without us even knowing it’s there. It can affect seemingly healthy individuals without warning. It’s devastating, and, as many dog owners have experienced, our canine friends are...

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Enrich Your Indoor Cat’s Environment

Enrich Your Indoor Cat’s Environment

Many animal health experts agree that cats are safest when kept indoors. But, without properly enriched indoor environments, cats become increasingly bored and are likely to gain unhealthy amounts of weight. In fact, an Association for Pet Obesity Prevention clinical...

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Exotic Tick Discovered In Bergen County

Exotic Tick Discovered In Bergen County

Article via patch.com. The rare and exotic Longhorned tick was found in Bergen County recently, the Bergen County Executive's Office said Friday. Alicia D'Alessandro, a spokesperson with the Bergen County Executive's Office said county officials found the tick in a...

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5 Garden Toxins To Keep Your Pets Away From

5 Garden Toxins To Keep Your Pets Away From

It’s April, and as the spring thaw begins, many of us will be heading outside to get our yards into tip-top shape. But, if your pets spend time in the yard, too, beware some of the common outdoor items that could be toxic. Pesticides and insecticides — Watch for...

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