It’s hard to believe that 2018 is coming to a close already! We’ve had an incredible year at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, and for that, we extend our heartfelt thanks to you!

Our regular pet care blog is just one way we like to give back to our valued clients, and we’re always striving to provide useful, relevant information. We thought you might be interested to know which blogs your peers have found most valuable over the past year. Without further ado, here are our most popular pet care blogs of 2018!

10 Most Popular Pet Care Blogs of 2018

#10: Taking the “Bored” Out of Pet Boarding
When you go out of town, you probably think hard about where your pet should stay. You have lots of choices, and you likely want peace of mind and comfort for your pet. But what else should you keep in mind? Read more…

pet toxins

#9: On The Lookout: Pet Toxins In The Home, Yard, And Urban Jungle
We all want the best for our pets, and of course that includes keeping them safe from potentially poisonous substances. Because so many items commonly found in our homes, gardens, and neighborhoods can pose a hazard to our pets, it’s vital that pet parents are not only educated on the potential pet toxins, but also know what to do in the event of an accidental pet poisoning. Continue reading…

#8: The Word Around the Trough: How to Keep Up With a Hydrated Pet
There’s really no better time than August to think about your pet’s hydration needs. In other parts of the calendar year, they just seem to get what they need without too many worries. But these last few weeks of high heat and humidity can cause serious problems for animals. A hydrated pet is a healthy one, and we’ve got some tips and tricks to make it happen. Continue reading…

#7: New Normal: How to Prepare Your Pet for a New Baby
It’s a good thing that expecting parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of their newborn, but that still might not be enough time for a pet to adjust to this big change. Your pet might notice an ever-expanding belly that’s harder to snuggle on top of, new paint in the room about to become a nursery, or the sheer variety of puzzling items filling the house. Beyond these basic changes, how else should expectant mothers and fathers prepare their pet for a new baby? Read on!

#6: Retractable Leashes: Neither Dog, Nor Man’s Best Friend
One day, as I was about to leave my house for a walk with my dog, I saw (Insert dog’s name) spot a squirrel in our yard. Not surprisingly, before I could utter the word “NO!” he took off after it. Worse still? As he was bolting down the front steps, I realized  – a bit too late – that I had forgotten to lock the retractable leash he had on. I stood, transfixed at the top of my brick stairs, as the zip line ran out… Continue reading…

Pet facial expressions are a good way to know what your pet is thinking

#5: Pet Teeth Cleanings – Are They Really Necessary?
These days, dogs and cats have it pretty good! Most are considered members of the family, and we do our best to keep them healthy and provide them with a wonderful life. Quality nutrition, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and, of course, snuggles are the norm when it comes to taking care of modern pets. But what about dental care? Read more…

#4: Are Pet Facial Expressions a Real Thing?
As a pet owner, you’re familiar with your pet’s unique personality traits. Through their body language and vocalizations, it’s easy to tell when they’re happy, annoyed, excited, angry, fearful, curious, etc. In fact, many of these communication styles can seem almost human-like. Keep reading…

#3: Flummoxed? Weird Cat Behaviors Explained
Does your cat like to squeeze into the fruit bowl when no one’s watching? Do they twitch all through their body during sleep? And what’s their take on cardboard boxes? We could keep going with the oddball questions, but chances are, you’ve either asked them yourself already – or you’ve got some similarly confusing cat behaviors happening at home. While most feline antics are perfectly normal, sometimes curious behaviors signal problems on the horizon. Meow?

#2: What You Should Know About Kidney Disease in Cats
In veterinary medicine there are some diseases and problems that rear their ugly heads more often than others. When it comes to the feline species, it seems that the kidney is the Achilles tendon of the cat. Many, if not most, cats will have trouble with the kidneys as they age. Learn more…

#1: The Dog Flu – Frequently Asked Questions
With the recent outbreak of Canine Influenza (or Dog Flu) in the New York and New Jersey area we want to make sure you have easy access to answers to commonly asked questions. Read on!

Health and Happiness to You and Yours!

When it comes to finding pet care in New Jersey, we know you have a lot of options. That’s why we’re thrilled you’ve chosen us, and we’ll continue to offer the high-quality services and personalized care you’ve come to expect.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Have a wonderful New Year!