Many of us have first-hand experience with asthma, either in ourselves or a loved one. Not as many of us realize that asthma is a diagnosis that can also impact our pets!
Asthma in pets can be a serious and scary diagnosis, especially if it is not diagnosed before respiratory distress occurs. Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is happy to help no matter what your pet’s problem, but when it comes to asthma in pets in particular, we hope you breathe easier knowing we are here.Continue…
Pet owners are more savvy than ever, and they are more and more proactive about seeking out the best for their beloved four-legged family members. Knowing the importance of good dental health care, they are seeking out different options for routine teeth cleaning for their pets.
More and more in New Jersey you will find practitioners that are willing to clean your pet’s teeth without anesthesia. When you take into account the risk of anesthesia for pets and its associated costs, this may seem like an obvious choice to make. Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital wants our educated pet owners to understand, though, why anesthesia free dental cleanings for pets are not all they’re cracked up to be.Continue…
Spring is finally in full swing, and while your pet isn’t concerned about getting that bikini body you’ve been envisioning, there’s great reason for increasing everyone’s level of fitness. The warm weather, gorgeous new blooms, and opportunities for beach-goers are all definite pluses when motivating yourself to come up with some exercise for you and your pet.
There are several options for dog-friendly places and activities for you and your pet this spring. We’re here to help you get started off on the right paw!
The Many Merits of Exercise for You and Your Pet
For us, exercise is needed to decrease the risk of disease, improve mood, maintain a health weight, and to stay connected with others. The same is true for our pets, who also require daily exercise in order to thrive. Continue…
There are so many benefits to pet exercise, but that doesn’t mean it’s always fun. Sure, it helps to reduce behavioral problems, increase health and wellness, and build confidence, but if pet exercise isn’t fun, all parties involved can get bored. Don’t worry, everyone gets stuck. The good news is that pet exercise can be fun again, and with our fresh tips, it’s a guarantee.
Pet Exercise: First Things First
Before you change things up for your pet, we recommend a routine wellness exam. Once we’ve established that your pet’s breed, age, overall health, and lifestyle can withstand a change to the exercise routine, we’ll help you plan a new daily workout that leaves you both feeling good.