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March and April are Heartworm Awareness months at Oasis Animal Hospital

Free Heartworm Test?  What’s the catch? Due to the increasing incidence of heartworm “positive” dogs in our practice, we are doing our part to get more of our patients on heartworm preventative medication. From March 1st to April 29th, we  Continue Reading »

The power of information

It is amazing to see how we access information nowadays. What time does that movie start? What is the final score of the Cardinals game? What is the conversion of teaspoons to milliliters? Some claim that we are addicted to  Continue Reading »

TED Talk deals with mental conditions in dogs and cats

Many of you are familiar with “TED Talks”. I have been a fan for many years. I thought I would share a TED talk recorded in July 2014 dealing with psychological issues that pets and people have in common. We  Continue Reading »

Cat Nights at Oasis Animal Hospital

According to the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, cats outnumber dogs in U.S.households by almost 5 million.  Yet, they visit the veterinarian half as often and receive a fraction of the care of their canine counterparts.  This is in  Continue Reading »

Giardia – common parasite, common questions

Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can infect both humans and animals. This parasite is mostly seen in puppies and younger animals but can also infect older pets. Giardia is spread through the fecal- oral route. This means that the  Continue Reading »

How to give insulin injections to a dog

So, your pet has been diagnosed with Diabetes. For many clients, this is an overwhelming concern. But the methods required to manage diabetes are followed by dozens of our clients with great success.  Here is a video on how to  Continue Reading »

Common methods of giving Adequan injections at Oasis Animal Hospital

Adequan has been available for using in dogs for the treatment of arthritis for many years. Several years ago, we began to offer Adequan for our clients to administer to their own pets as an in-home treatment option. The advantages  Continue Reading »

Oclacitinib Apoquel®

(back to drug table) Prescriber Highlights JAK1 & JAK3 inhibitor for treating pruritus in dogs. New drug so full adverse effect profile is unknown. Most commonly reported adverse effects are gastrointestinal related (vomiting, diarrhea, inappetence), polydipsia, and lethargy. Serious adverse  Continue Reading »

Ivermectin / Heartgard®

(back to drug table) In dogs, ivermectin is FDA-approved only for use as a preventative for heartworm. In cats, it is FDA-approved for heartworm prevention and control of hookworms. It has also been used as a microfilaricide, ectoparasiticide, and endoparasiticide.  Continue Reading »