Top Dog: Ten of our Favorite Famous Canines

A white poodle in pink sunglasses sits with crossed paws.

Whether they are saving Timmy from the well or rescuing victims buried under the rubble after 9/11, dogs have long captivated our imaginations and stolen our hearts

At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital we want to celebrate them all, from four-legged Hollywood stars to real-life heroes. We’ve put together a list of our top ten favorite famous canines for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!


Don’t Leave Me Hanging: Paraphimosis in Dogs

A dog looks confused.

Dogs have private parts just like people. Most of the time they work just fine and we don’t have to worry about them too much. Sometimes, though, things go wrong. 

If you have a male dog, chances are you have caught a glimpse of the elusive red rocket before. These views are few and far between, especially if your dog has been neutered. Sometimes, though, the glans of the penis can become stuck in the outward position, called paraphimosis. Paraphimosis in dogs can be a real pet emergency, so it is important to know when to intervene. 


Spotting Animal Eye Problems

A large, furry cat stares at the camera.

When our pets are under distress, it hurts us too. At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, we know just as well as anyone how that feels. While pets need our help for many things, animal eye problems are a biggie. 

Ocular problems in pets can be painful, distressing, and can turn serious quickly. As a pet owner, spotting animal eye problems quickly can be key to getting your beloved family member feeling better soon.


The Heart of the Matter: Valentine’s Day Pet Safety

dog licking wine glass

While Jack Frost may be nipping at our toes, February also brings with it the sweet scent of love in the air. We are, of course, referring to Valentine’s Day. Whether you are coupled or not, chances are there is at least one love in your life to snuggle with this Valentine’s Day: your pet. 

From kitten purrs to playful pups, your pets’ paw prints have likely made a lasting impression on your heart. For this reason, and so many others, the staff at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital knows how heartbreaking it would be, should your sweet pet fall victim to the dangers this day can bring. 

From chocolates and flowers to candles and feasts, perils and pitfalls for pets abound come the days surrounding February 14, which is why understanding the finer points of Valentine’s Day pet safety is a must for people and their pets.