Another year has come to an end, and the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital has been reviewing our blogs from the past year. We love sharing information to help pet owners provide the best life for their furry friends, especially on topics that might seem unusual or unique. Here are our top blog posts of 2023:
- Don’t Leave Me Hanging: Paraphimosis in Dogs
Have you ever noticed your dog seems a little bit…excited for long periods of time? Paraphimosis in dogs occurs when an erection doesn’t go away in a timely manner. This blog dives into the various causes of this condition and what it means for your dog and his health.
- Making Biscuits: Why Do Cats Knead?
One of the most celebrated, and confusing, cat behaviors is when they make biscuits on furniture, blankets, and the laps of their favorite people. What does it mean when your cat kneads? How can it improve your relationship by understanding it? Learn more about this behavior and the motivation behind it in this blog post.
- Your Cat Smells Good. What Does That Mean?
Although cats cannot communicate verbally, they do have their own way of telling us what they’re thinking and feeling. One of the most effective ways that cats communicate is by using different kinds of pheromones. Some of these can help your cat have a refreshing, almost cinnamony scent. What does it mean when that happens? Learn more about why your cat smells good in this blog post.
- Frito Feet: Why Do My Pet’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips?
On the topic of smells, many of our dog owners come to us to let us know their dog’s paws smell like corn chips. If you’ve ever gotten a whiff of some Fritos when you know you don’t have any in the house, you aren’t imagining it! Sometimes bacteria and saliva create a breeding ground for microorganisms that cause an odor similar to a bag of corn chips. Learn more about Frito feet and what they mean for your dog in this blog.
- Can I Use Expired Pet Medications?
When giving an animal prescription medication, it is very important to follow the instructions closely to ensure it works as effectively as possible. If a medication has an expiration date, it is often because it undergoes a chemical change after a certain amount of time, which can change how it works for your pet’s needs. Learn more about the importance of expiration dates in this blog.
Thank you so much for continuing to support us throughout 2023. We are so excited to embark on this new year with you and your pets!