Kitty Korner

We Want Oasis Animal Hospital to be More of a “Cat House”

Cats are a vital part of many families. We have hundreds of clients that have cats exclusively for pets. Often, cats do not receive the veterinary care that is needed during their lifetime. Since many feline diseases can be difficult  Continue Reading »

Hyperthyroid disease in cats

Hyperthyroidism, excessive production of hormone from the thyroid gland, is a common disease in older cats. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism often come on very gradually and can include weight loss, vomiting, or diarrhea. Thyroid hormone is responsible for setting the body’s  Continue Reading »

Insulin administration in cats

The diagnosis of Diabetes in your cat may at first seem overwhelming. This article is intended to answer many of your questions. (Credit to VetVid for the use of the above video) Insulin Storage Insulin has a limited “shelf-life” so  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 »

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 »

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Feline Urinary Tract Disease There are few problems that are more exasperating than living with an indoor kitty that does not always use the litter box. We call this behavior “inappropriate urination” and it can be a sign of a  Continue Reading »

Heartworm testing in dogs and cats is required for prescription refill

Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Mesa are areas in the Valley with the highest incidence of heartworm infection. The long-term risks for dogs with heartworm disease are very great. But it is nearly 100% preventable. Heartworm testing We generally perform the  Continue Reading »

Radiolab podcast on interesting insights into the most fatal infectious disease even known…Rabies

    I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts this past week and thought that you would enjoy it as well. For our clients, the take home message is that Rabies virus is not something to be messed  Continue Reading »