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

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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

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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.


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.


Managing Pet Stress During the Holidays

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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. 


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. 


How to Choose a Reliable and Knowledgeable Veterinarian

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It can be exciting to shop for all the items a new pet needs. A prospective pet owner wants to find the comfiest bedding, the best toys, and the most attractive gear. But the most important thing to shop for is the right veterinarian. A great deal of time and consideration can go into selecting the right practice. Since pet healthcare is our number one priority, the team at Oroville Animal Health Center can help you make this important decision.


Creative Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

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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

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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.