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Yahtzee’s Blog

Yahtzee’s Blog

Hi! My name is Yahtzee, and if you have been to Oaks Veterinary Hospital lately, you’ve probably noticed me hanging out in my kitty condo up front begging for attention. The reception waiting room is the purr-fect place for cat naps, sunbathing, and staying up to speed on everything happening at the hospital. So many exciting and interesting things happen here at Oaks. Stay tuned for the behind-the-scenes scoop on what’s happening at your favorite veterinary hospital.

Pet Halloween Safety!

One would be hard pressed to describe a better moment than after one returns home after a successful trick-or-treating. Even if your costume was scratchy and have blisters on your feet, it was a worth it for all the treats you received. From Hersey’s to Butterfingers and Runts to Holiday Pretzels, you have more than more »

Dental Health

Hey everyone! One thing we tend to forget about is how important it is for us to maintain our pet’s dental health. Did you know that frequent teeth cleanings can go a long way in keeping your pet’s mouth healthy and doggie-breath free? Regular dental health checkups can help prevent a lot of really bad more »

Pet Obesity

Pet Obesity Hey guys! Summer is coming to an end, but don’t let that stop you from maintaining that high energy with your pets! Pet obesity is a real concern and definitely something to keep in mind. Pet obesity puts your pet at risk for a variety of health problems, including arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, more »

Back-to-School Separation Anxiety

Back-to-School Separation Anxiety Hello Readers! Although it is still HOT, HOT, HOT, summer vacation is coming to an end; the days are getting shorter, and the kids are heading back to school. In this busy transition from summer vacation to back-to-school one thing to keep in mind is that our pets may be feeling a more »

Caution : Heatstroke

Hi Readers! Today I wanted to write about a serious condition that happens way too often in sunny Florida: heatstroke. Your pet can succumb to heatstroke when his/her body’s core temperature rises excessively — typically to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to heatstroke because their furry bodies cannot sweat more »

Allergy Season

Hello Readers! Summer is in the air! With this warm weather, we are seeing a lot of pets having environmental allergies here at Oaks. According to the ASPCA, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognize certain everyday substances, such as grass or pollen, as dangerous. Even though these more »

Emergency Preparedness

Hello Readers! June 1st is the official start to hurricane season. Don’t forget about your four-legged family members when putting together your family’s natural disaster plan. Here are some helpful tips that will get you started on getting your pets ready for hurricane season. Assemble a portable supplies kit – Put together everything your pet more »

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Hello, readers! This week, May 18th– 24th, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. As a cat, I never want to be on the wrong end of a dog bite. This week is all about educating people about how to avoid getting nipped by their four legged family members. There are over 4.5 million Americans who more »