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

Dog with boarding pass

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. 


Creative Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

dog and owner selfie.

A dedicated dog owner is already prone to commemorating all the things their dog did on any given day. From going potty in the same spot, sitting down when asked, or cuddling during a movie, every day is a good day to share with a dog. 

To make things even more official when it comes to celebrating canines, August 26th is National Dog Day. Not only a sweet reminder to acknowledge the importance of your own dog, this holiday helps us all remember the ways that dogs impact everyone’s lives and communities. 


Preparing Your Pet for a Visit to the Vet: Tips for a Stress-Free Experience

dog at vet office.

If you’ve ever had to wrangle a cat that suddenly has the strength of a puma into a carrier or cleaned up after a carsick dog, then you understand how stressful vet visits can be for pets and owners alike. 

At Oroville Animal Health Center, we want all of our animal friends to stay healthy and up to date with their medical needs. If the thought of taking your dog or cat to the vet makes you cringe, try these tips for making veterinary visits less stressful for you and your pets.


When Canine Aggression Gets in the Way (and Ruins Your Day)

A woman walking an aggressive German Shepherd.

There are few things scarier than canine aggression—in part because it really can sneak up on you when you least expect it. One minute, your dog is behaving normally and the next, you’re taking cover from their strong jaws and sharp teeth. A growling, lunging, combative dog is certainly problematic and not for the faint of heart. However, there are attainable solutions that not only help you understand canine aggression, but redirect that energy into something productive. 


Pet Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events

Dog with green clover hat.

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, and what better way to honor your Irish roots than to celebrate the day with your favorite furry companion?

At Oroville Animal Health Center, we understand your desire to include your pet in holiday festivities. The important thing is to cater to your pet’s needs and comfort zone. Whether your four-legged companion is a social butterfly or a wallflower, there are plenty of fun ways to mark the occasion. 

Check out these suggestions from our team, and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with your pet!


Going For a Walk With Your Dog Is Good Medicine

dog going on walk

Taking your dog for a walk around the block can become a bit of a humdrum chore, but it doesn’t have to be. When you think about what’s happening to both of you, physically and emotionally, going for a walk with your dog is a truly radical act of love and devotion. If you need a little extra inspiration, your friends at Oroville Animal Health Center are happy to share 3 more reasons to walk your dog today and every day. 


Warm, Cozy, Winter Pet Safety Tips

Dogs in a blanket.

The weather has the power to change our behavior, improve well-being, and add layers of meaning to any time spent outdoors, but it can also simply be something that we have to deal with. This is evident in the middle winter as we slog through just for the reward of eventually reaching spring. Our pets may not alter their behavioral patterns or habits as much as we do, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable to the season’s whims. Protect your pet from various external hazards with our winter pet safety tips.


Essential Elements of Senior Dog Care

A senior dog.

Is there anything better than the companionship of an older dog? Sure, puppies are absolutely charming and adult dogs keep life interesting. But if you’ve lived with your dog since they were very young, you might agree that their golden years are incredibly meaningful. Sharing an entire life with a dog is nothing short of inspiring, and with our tips for senior dog care, you can keep them fit, comfortable, and happy for a long time to come. 


Dog Tricks Are Delightful for Pups and People Alike

Dog tricks.

Everyone loves a well-behaved dog, but a canine that can do tricks is worthy of excessive praise and accolades. The best part of this is that dogs enjoy the mental focus and physical stamina that some tricks demand. Teaching and performing dog tricks provide endless entertainment for owners, and gives dogs confidence and motivation. What could be better than that?