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:


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. 


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.


Hot Dog! Keep Your Pet’s Paws Safe from the Summer Heat

Dog walking on pavement

Longer days, barbecues, and long afternoons by the pool are just a few of the reasons we love summer. As we enjoy the perks of the season, however, it is important to remember that our pets need a little extra attention so they too can enjoy summer. Oroville Animal Health Center wants to help you protect your pet’s paws from the heat as you enjoy the season together: