August 31st, 2015 by Oakhurst Staff
THE FORGOTTEN CAT
Cats are being poorly served when it comes to medical care. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are over 90 million cats in homes in the US. This is 10 to 20 million more cats than dogs. But sadly cats only see the vet a fraction of the time that dogs do. Cats are endearing, delightful, and loving pets. Google reports that “Cats” are searched over 30 million times a month on the internet! The You Tube video Keyboard Cat has been viewed over 41 million times. There are more multi-cat households than there are multi-dogs households. Cats bring love and happiness into families and homes. Anyone who says they don’t like cats, just has never had or known a cat. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2015 by Oakhurst Staff
by Scott Delaney DVM
Parasites are living creatures that eat, live, and survive at the expense of a host animal. Parasites are the leading cause of disease in dogs and cats. Common parasites of dogs and cats in Monmouth County, NJ include heartworms, intestinal worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworm, to name a few), mites, ticks, and fleas. All of these parasites can cause serious problems for pets. The risk of parasites is very high. Click here to see the prevalence of parasites in your area. Many pet parasites can also pose a risk to your family. The good news is that all of these bad bugs can be prevented with a chewable treat that you give to your pet ONCE A MONTH. (click on blue words)
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March 12th, 2015 by Oakhurst Staff
Not all pet boarding facilities, hotels, resorts and camps are the same. Our pets are our best friend, and we consider them to be family. Who would you trust to take care of your family? What safety measures would you want in place to protect your loved ones? Would you trust them to be taken care of anywhere, with anyone? Read the rest of this entry »
February 12th, 2015 by Oakhurst Staff
Dental Care is one of the most important parts of maintaining your pet’s health. Many pets never receive the dental care they need because of misinformation or a lack of understanding about the facts.
Dental disease is the most common, most preventable, and most treatable problem of dogs and cats. There are many concerns regarding pet dental treatments and whether or not a pet truly needs a professional dental cleaning. Here are some of the most common fallacies and facts about Pet Dental Care. Read the rest of this entry »
January 29th, 2015 by Oakhurst Staff
by Dr. Schock
Dogs and cats do not floss. They do not brush their teeth. They cannot politely open their mouths for a hygienist to take X-rays, and they will not spit in a tiny sink while having their teeth cleaned.
Our pets need advocates. When one of our veterinarians says, “Your pet’s teeth need to be cleaned”- it’s not because we want the teeth to be “pretty”. Pet dental care is not a luxury procedure. It is a treatment to treat and prevent infection. Read the rest of this entry »
July 13th, 2014 by Oakhurst Staff
We finally have the newest generation of oral Flea and tick control. Bravecto® (fluralaner) is a tablet that is administered as a chewable treat to your dog EVERY 12 WEEKS! The tablet is SAFE and EFFECTIVE at treating and preventing FLEAS AND TICKS.
Fleas are the #1 cause of skin disease in dogs. Most dogs are allergic to flea bites; much like people are allergic to poison ivy. Dogs will scratch and chew at their skin causing rashes, hot spots, hair loss, and skin infections. Ticks are the leading cause of infectious disease in dogs. Lyme disease is only one of many diseases transmitted by ticks. Other common tick transmitted diseases can affect blood cells, kidneys, and other organs. Tick prevention is essential to prevent these serious and common diseases. Read the rest of this entry »