The Advantages of Using An In-House Veterinary Pharmacy

In house veterinary pharmacy.

So, your pet has been prescribed a medication. Whether it’s something routine like a heartworm preventive or an antibiotic, a prescription diet, or a drug to treat or prevent a more serious condition, it’s always in your pet’s best interest to fill the prescription as soon as possible.

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is proud to have a fully stocked, and fully staffed in-house veterinary pharmacy for the convenience of our clients and patients. We’re excited to share the many benefits of this incredible service with you! Refill a prescription now!


How to Tell if Your Pet Is in Pain [And What You Can Do About It]

pet in pain

Our pets are notoriously good at hiding their discomfort, and there’s a logical, evolutionary reason for this: in the wild, it was critical for these animals to hide their weaknesses from predators. Even though cats and dogs have been enjoying the creature comforts of human homes for millennia, this life-and-death adaptation remains part of their instinctive behavior, and it makes it challenging for people to know when their pets are in pain.


Pet Dental Care Facts & Fallacies

Importance of pet dental care.

Dental Care is one of the most fundamental elements of maintaining your pet’s health.  Because of misinformation or a lack of understanding about the facts, many owners are still unaware of the importance of pet dental care, but the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital wants to change that.

Dental disease is the most common, most preventable, and most treatable problem for dogs and cats.  The best approach to optimal oral health is a combination of at-home dental care for dogs and cats combined with professional cleanings. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation about the best dental care. Here are some of the most common fallacies and facts about pet dental care:


How Much Does it Cost to Properly Take Care of Your Pet?

Owner looking at bills with dog.

Adding a furry new family member is an exciting time, and while cuddles and scritches are free, plenty of your pet’s needs come at a cost. At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, we love keeping your pets healthy and helping them live their best lives. Our experts have put together some helpful tips to make prospective pet parents aware of the costs of providing a safe, happy, healthy environment for a pet.


Good Eats: Pet Nutrition and Fad Diets for Pets

Pet nutrition does not always follow fad diets for pets.

Americans are known for obsessing over our diets, and this obsession is easily translated into the world of our pets and what they eat. Not only are there hundreds of different brands of pet food to choose from, but almost everywhere you turn, someone is touting the latest dietary trend as the best way to feed your pet.

As stressful as it can be to figure out how to provide your pet with the nutrients they need to live long, healthy lives, the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital can walk you through what every pet owner should know when it comes to proper pet nutrition.


Is Your Cat A Creep? Why Your Cat Loves Staring At You

Cat staring.

Cats are masters of nonverbal communication; after all, nothing says “I love you” like a good, strong head butt from your favorite feline or a dead rodent conveniently deposited on your welcome mat. Understanding how our pets communicate with us is an essential part of pet ownership and can help you build a strong, loving bond with your furry friend.


I’m Pregnant. Now My Cat Is Acting Different Around Me

Cat ignoring pregnant woman.

For years, your furry little bundle has been your “baby,” garnering your attention, sleeping on your lap, and cuddling with you in bed. Now that you’re about to welcome a human baby into your home, you’re suddenly persona non grata in the eyes of your cat. What is happening?


‘Tis the Season! The Best Gifts for Pet Lovers

The best gifts for pet lovers.

Whether you are an early shopper or leave it to the last minute, finding the perfect present for the people in your life can be challenging. Your friends at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital want to help you choose the best gifts for pet lovers so you can focus less on shopping and instead focus on enjoying the season.


Turkey Bones, Plastic Toys, and Holiday Pet Safety Rules for New Owners

Holiday pet safety.

The first holiday season with your new pet is bound to be one you’ll remember forever. From holiday feasts to visits with Santa, there are many ways to cherish the season with your new furry friend. While we want you and your newly adopted pet to enjoy all the season has to offer, we also want to make sure you keep holiday pet safety in mind so everyone can enjoy the season without issue.