Common Conditions

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 »

Nexgard™ is available at Oasis Animal Hospital

We are excited to announce that we are providing Nexgard™ to our clients with dogs. This is a once-a-month chewable from the makers of Frontline that is just as effective — if not more so. It’s a chewable treat and  Continue Reading »

Heartworm Disease

We wanted to share information about canine heartworm disease. For the health of our patients, we feel a responsibility to inform you about his preventable parasitic disease which can be potentially fatal. Heartworm is contracted when a mosquito feeds on  Continue Reading »

Tips on weight loss for dogs and cats – some recommended steps

Tips for Pet Weight Loss  There are many reasons a pet may be overweight or obese. It’s important to consult your veterinarian before starting your pet on a weight loss path. We will look for any underlying medical conditions that  Continue Reading »

F.I.V. or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is still around

Sadly, there some infections for which there is no treatment or cure. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or F.I.V. is one of them. This is primarily a disease of adult, outdoor cats as it is most commonly spread by a bite wound. Our  Continue Reading »

Resting breathing rate – a method to assess heart function

A pet with heart disease may have an increase in both the breathing rate and or breathing effort. An animal’s breathing pattern may be easily monitored at home. Each breath may be seen as the chest rises with inspiration and  Continue Reading »

Heartworm Disease is HERE

This year has been the worst year on record for Oasis Animal Hospital patients being diagnosed with heartworm disease. One recent case motivated me to notify our clients again of the importance of testing and prevention. Previously thought to be  Continue Reading »

Poisonous Plants in Arizona

Many clients have questions about poisonous plants in the Chandler AZ and Gilbert AZ area. One of our good clients recently asked about bougainvillea plants. I thought I would post a link to a chart of poisonous plants in Arizona. Poisonous  Continue Reading »