This time of year is simply resplendent, but despite all the sunshine and colorful blossoms, the weeks leading up to – and directly following – Easter can present certain risks to pet health.
In order to fully enjoy all that the spring has to offer, pet owners have some pretty serious legwork ahead. But the more ground you cover, the more effective your approach to Easter pet safety.
Not a Good Time for a Pet Emergency
The truth is, it’s always frightening when a pet needs emergency care. But it’s far worse when you have family obligations during the major holidays of the year. Preparing ahead of time for Easter pet safety will not only lower your pet’s risk, it will help to keep you calm should an accident occur.Continue…
When something is wrong with your pet, it can be very scary. Seizures in particular are something that most pet owners find themselves in a panic over, and for good reason. Witnessing a seizure is frightening!
By explaining how to recognize them and what to do for your pet, Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital hopes to make seizures in pets a little less panic-inspiring.
Not Just Shaking
When a pet has a seizure, it is because something is affecting the brain abnormally. A seizure is a symptom of a problem, not the problem itself. Because there are lots of different causes for seizures and many ways that the brain can be abnormal, not all seizures look alike.
If you have a pet, shedding is an unavoidable part of life. The vacuum, the broom, and lint roller are absolute necessities, yet no matter how meticulous you are that loose fur seems to pop up in all corners of the house and on your clothing when you’re least expecting it. It’s all worth it, of course – after all pets are like family!
Seasonal or mild hair loss in pets is normal, but certain conditions can cause more extreme shedding and even bald spots. Determining the cause of abnormal or excessive hair loss in pets is absolutely essential to keeping your pet healthy.Continue…
When a dog is acting aggressively, it can be frightening. This is equally, if not especially, true if it is your dog. Each year, however, more than 4.7 million dog bites are reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These bites are often precipitated by warning signs that the dog owners failed to act upon. Poor socialization, abuse, and other behavioral problems are the foundation of an aggressive dog. And this lack of behavioral correction not only harms the recipients of the bite, but also the pet owner and dog.
Since most dog bites can be prevented, the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital wants to give you some information about dog bites and their causes. Our hope is to raise awareness through education and to encourage proper training and socialization from puppyhood.