Paws on the Boardwalk: Dog-Friendly Adventures Jersey Edition

Dog on beach

What could be better than hitting the boardwalk or the beach with your best furry friend by your side? Fortunately for you and your four-legged sidekick, there are plenty of NJ dog-friendly attractions to choose from. Keep reading for some of our team’s favorite spring dog activities in NJ. 


Skunked! What to Do When Your Dog Stinks 

smelly dog

Every dog gets a little stinky from time to time – they aren’t exactly known for their discretion when it comes to rolling in something rotten, after all. A dog who has been skunked, however, is a totally different ball game. 

We’ve seen our share of skunked dogs here at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, and we’d like to share our tried and true tips for remedying this stinky situation.

The Down and Dirty Details

Skunks spray their stink from their anal sacs, located just inside their rectum. Their anal sacs, unlike those of dogs and cats, can be expressed on demand and with stunning accuracy. 


Uncovering Hidden Hazards for Pets

pet outdoor.

Our pets excel at many things, but perhaps they are most adept at keeping us on our toes. Just when we think we understand their motivations, or anticipate their behaviors, they surprise us by going the opposite direction. We really can’t expect anything else but, well, the unexpected. 

It simply goes with the territory to recognize that there are hidden hazards for pets at nearly every moment. The more you know about all the potential risks to pet health and safety, you can not only prevent accidents but you’ll be able to seek help promptly, if needed. 


Golden, Scarlet, and Rust: The Best Fall Pet Activities

Fall pet activities.

Summer gets the old boot every year. It’s not that any of us are happy to see summer fade away, but it’s replacement is so fine and fair that it makes it easier to say goodbye to the hot, humid days. And, speaking of boots, doesn’t it feel good to tromp around in the falling leaves? That reminds us: it’s time to start scheduling all the wonderful fall pet activities you and your four-legged friend can share this autumn!


Pet Safety and Gardening: How to Create a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Space

dog with gardening gloves.

What could be more enticing to a curious cat or a playful puppy than a freshly sown vegetable garden or flower bed? Pets love to romp, dig, and sample the greenery around them, so if you’re a gardener with pets, it’s important to keep your outdoor spaces pet friendly.

Try these tips from our caring team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital to create a backyard pet paradise where your cat or dog can freely and safely explore.


The Best Summer Has to Offer: Outdoor Safety and Your Pet

Outdoor safety and your pet is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy.

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”
Who can resist all the wonderful outdoor activities this time of year? There are so many fun opportunities for exercise, socializing, and rest and relaxation! The benefits increase tenfold when we’re able to share the great outdoors with our pet family members.

Like most things that involve our animal companions, outdoor safety and your pet is a topic that deserves close attention. Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital has some key pointers to help you prepare for summer fun in New Jersey with your favorite furry pal.


From the Beach to the Boardwalk: A Guide to Pet-Friendly Destinations in Oakhurst, NJ

A dachshund lounging on the beach.

There’s nothing better than heading out on an adventure with your pet. Luckily for you and your pooch, there are plenty of pet-friendly destinations in and around Oakhurst, NJ. The team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital rounded up the best spots to explore with your furry friend. 


Understanding Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus is a serious illness for dogs.

Most dog owners have heard of canine parvovirus, especially if they’ve adopted a puppy. The canine parvovirus vaccine is one of the first shots a puppy will receive–and for good reason. This highly contagious disease is often fatal and is extremely prevalent in our environment.

At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, we want to make sure pet owners have all the information they need to protect their dogs from canine parvovirus.


Rocky Mountain High: Your Guide to Altitude Sickness in Pets

Altitude sickness in pets.

Whether you decide to take your dog on a weekend hike in the mountains of northern New Jersey or are taking your pet to visit your sister in Denver, you may have some questions. Is altitude sickness in pets a concern? If so, what do you need to do? Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital has the answers to all your questions.