Prevention

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 »

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 »

Summer Heat is here

Summer officially starts on June 21st this year. But the heat waves common to May and June are already here. There are all-too-common reports of death due to excessive heat. One such report was in the news recently. As this  Continue Reading »

Seresto collars available at Oasis Animal Hospital

The battle against ticks and fleas has been going on for years. Recently, a new collar was introduced that holds the promise to give pets and clients the peace of mind of having a truly effective collar that prevents and  Continue Reading »

When hours really matter!

As a parent, I know the anxiety that came when my children were young and became sick. When does this illness warrant a visit to the Doctor’s office? What about the ER? As pet “parents” many of you have the  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 »

Pyometra

Pyometra Pyometra – This word brings chills to veterinarians. Why? Because it signifies that a common surgery was not performed and a female dog of cat is now in a potentially life-threatening condition. Pyometra is an accumulation of pus in  Continue Reading »

Parvo Virus…It’s baaaack

In the Southeast Valley, nearly every October and November, we see an increase in the  number of cases of Canine Parvovirus (“parvo”). Canine Parvovirus is an extremely contagious and potentially deadly infection of dogs. While parvo can affect dogs of  Continue Reading »

Why buy your pet’s medication from your veterinarian

We live in the internet age where without leaving the comfort of our home, we can order anything from a big screen television to an automobile and have them shipped directly to our door. With our very busy lives, saving  Continue Reading »