Flea and Tick Prevention for Pets: Essential Summer Guide by Veterinary Experts

flea and tick prevention on puppy.

There’s so much to love about summer, but the season can bring some unexpected risks for our pets. Warm weather and outdoor activities increase the likelihood of picking up parasites, for example. When we stay in front of fleas and ticks, and the variety of issues they cause, pets have a better chance of enjoying all that summer has to offer.


Summer Safety Tips for Pets: Keeping Your Furry Friends Cool and Comfortable

dog in sunglasses.

The summer months have plenty of opportunities for fun moments to bond with your pet. With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that all your activities are safe for you and your pets. Keep reading for some summer safety tips for pets that will have you enjoying the summer without issue:


How Stress and Anxiety Can Affect Your Pets

For many of us, our pets are who we turn to in times of stress. Sometimes, cats can soothe us with their purrs, and dogs can lift our spirits with just a wag of the tail. It’s important to remember, though, that stress can affect our pets, too.


Traveling Tips for Dog Owners: Long Car Rides and Air Travel

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There are tons of people that make traveling with their dogs look easy, but that’s probably because they worked out the hiccups early on. Without a doubt, dog owners have a lengthy list of things to figure out and address before they hit the road or head to the airport. With our tried and tested travel tips, you and your dog will be smooth sailing in no time. 


Springtime Means Your Pets Will Start Shedding:  Don’t Worry, They’re Healthy!

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Springtime in California! Just as the flowers bloom and the days grow longer, you might notice your four-legged companions leaving a little bit of themselves behind on the couch, the carpet, your clothing, and just about everywhere else. But don’t worry! This increase in dog shedding and cat shedding is a sign of good health, as pets trade their winter wear for a lighter pet spring coat.


Celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day 

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There are lots of ways to showcase a pet’s personality. They can wear a flashy collar, colorful bandana, or funky sweater. But unless it’s Halloween or their birthday, you might not necessarily see a pet all gussied up. Get ready to change that on National Dress Up Your Pet Day. A great opportunity to highlight a pet’s savvy style, this event introduces safe costume practices for pets and their owners. Bonus points if you wear a matching outfit!


Managing Pet Stress During the Holidays

couple with dog in front of tree.

Holidays are often an exciting time for us humans of the world. There are decorations to pull out, trees to haul inside the house, candles to light, and presents to wrap galore. Friends and family pour into our homes, bringing laughter, cheer…and more new sounds and smells. 

That’s right. From your pet’s point of view, there’s this strange time of year when everything randomly changes and a barrage of unfamiliar sights, smells, and sounds flood your pet’s life. 

No wonder the holiday season can make our pets feel anxious! The team at Oroville Animal Health Center wants you and your pet to enjoy the holiday season. Here’s how. 


Wildlife Encounters and Pet Safety

dog getting buckled into car.

California offers a rich diversity of outdoor activities, plus, our own Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is a popular site for boating, camping, hiking, and fishing. If your pet enjoys exploring the great outdoors as much as you do, it’s important to be prepared in case you and your pet have a wildlife encounter.  

At Oroville Animal Health Center, we want you and your pets to enjoy the beautiful fall season here in California, so we’ve gathered a few reminders for ways to practice outdoor pet safety now and year-round.


Pet Obesity Awareness Month: Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Weight

chubby cat.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 59% of dogs and 61% of cats were classified as overweight or obese in 2022. There are many explanations for these statistics, but the primary reason for this is simple: too many calories, and not enough exercise to burn them off. In addition to keeping pets looking their absolute best, preventing weight gain is paramount to overall health and well-being.