Common Litter Box Issues, Explained

Small kitten trying to use a litter box.

Felines are fastidious animals that uphold the many virtues of cleanliness and routine. Perhaps this is why cat owners commonly express shock and concern when/if their cats start eliminating everywhere else but the one place designed just for them. Not all cats face litter box issues. Of the many felines that do, however, there is often an explanation that requires immediate attention and action. 


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?


Invest in the Future: Puppy Training Basics

Training a puppy.

The first few weeks after you adopt a puppy are full of wonder and delight. Even when they behave mischievously or have accidents in the house, it’s easy to forgive a puppy who hasn’t quite learned all the rules yet. The trick is to correct any behaviors before they become a habit, but when exactly is the right time to start puppy training? While it is never too early, it can definitely become more challenging the longer you wait.


New to Dog Ownership? Basic Tips for Care and Safety

A man and his dog.

A driving force behind many dog adoptions is their overwhelming cuteness. They are so irresistible, in fact, that we convince ourselves that we can’t walk away from them. Spontaneity is admirable, but adopting a dog requires careful consideration, thoughtful planning, and extensive research. That way, when you find the doggo of your dreams, you are 100% prepared to meet all of their health and safety needs. In this way, dog ownership is enhanced by your understanding of and appreciation for your new best friend.


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: 


Why Microchip Your Pet?

A dog with a collar.

Whether you’ve newly adopted a puppy or you’ve had the same cat for 10 years, bonds with pets form quickly and deeply. If you were to somehow get separated from your furry friend, do you have safeguards in place to ensure that you can find your way back together? Microchipping your pet can help improve your chances of a happy reunion. Keep reading to find out how a microchip can become a lifeline in an unthinkable situation:


What Is Heartworm and How Can You Prevent It in Your Pet?

A dog with a sad gaze.

At Oroville Animal Health Center, we believe that preventive care is the cornerstone to overall health and wellness for your pet. Although heartworm disease is a serious medical concern for animals, it is also a very preventable condition. Keep reading to learn more about what heartworm actually is and how you can keep your pet safe from it: