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Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

September 01, 2021

Do you have an orange kitty? If so, you may want to give your feline buddy a special treat: It’s Ginger Kitty Appreciation Day! Our feline pals come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and we think they’re all super cute. However, ginger cats definitely have some raving fans! A local vet discusses these miniature lions below. Boys Club When you see or meet a new ginger cat, the odds are your new feline … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Blue-Green Algae: A Lurking Danger for Pets

August 01, 2021

Have you heard of cyanobacteria? You may know it by its common name: blue-green algae. This is an extremely dangerous algae that typically lives in warm, nutrient-rich water. Cyanobacteria can make both people and pets very sick. It can grow rapidly, or bloom, under the right conditions. Unfortunately, these blooms are becoming much more common. A veterinarian discusses cyanobacteria below.  Warning Signs Blue-green algae blooms most often occur in summer and early fall, but they … Read More »

How to Create a Purrfect Catio

July 01, 2021

You may have noticed that we advocate keeping cats indoors. However, we do understand that kitties enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors. They also do benefit from fresh air and sunlight. Want to give your pet the best of both worlds? Make her a catio! In this article, a Covington, GA veterinarian offers some tips on creating a space that both you and Fluffy can enjoy. Plants Fluffy will enjoy and appreciate having plants to sniff … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Walking a Reptile

June 01, 2021

Are you interested in taking your pet reptile for a walk? While not all of our scaled friends will enjoy going for strolls, some do. There are a few things to keep in mind here, though. A Covington, GA vet offers some tips on walking your reptile below. Choose The Right Gear You’ll need to get a harness, rather than a collar, for your scaled buddy. Get something that you can adjust. A ferret harness … Read More »

Cleaning Your Dog’s Toys

May 01, 2021

Does your pup sometimes bring you his favorite toy, hoping you’ll play? Does Fido get super excited when he spots a new dog toy? Playthings are very important for Man’s Best Friend. They keep your canine pal occupied, prevent him from getting bored, offer mental stimulation, and give him a healthy outlet for his excess energy. However, they do get grungy pretty quickly. A local Covington, GA vet offers some tips on keeping your dog’s … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Things That Cats Consider Emergencies

April 01, 2021

Cats are very curious and quirky little furballs. Fluffy is also a bit moody, and can be a purring cuddlebug one minute, and a yowling drama queen the next. Read on as a Covington, GA vet lists some things that your furry friend considers dire emergencies. Getting Wet Nothing can really make a furball go full drama queen the way being bathed does. While some of our feline pals actually like water—such as the Bengal … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Exercising a Senior Dog

March 01, 2021

Is your canine pal a four-legged retiree? If so, you may need to make some adjustments to Fido’s workout routine. Your pet won’t be as agile or strong as he once was, so he’ll need a less strenuous fitness regimen than he used to. A Covington, GA vet offers some tips on exercising a senior dog below. Walks Walking is pretty much the standard exercise for Man’s Best Friend. Pay attention to Fido, and monitor … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

COVID-19 Update to Our Procedures

February 10, 2021

We at Oak Hill Animal Hospital appreciate and thank all of you, our loyal clients, for sticking with us through the challenges with COVID-19.  Our goal, as it has always been, is to remain open, serving you and your precious pets.   Here is updated information about our procedures as you make plans to visit us with your pet. Appointments:  Please call to schedule an appointment for your pet.  We are also offering flex appointments so you can bring … Read More »

Bathing a Guinea Pig

February 01, 2021

Guinea pigs are becoming very popular pets, and with good reason: they’re adorable, gentle, and lots of fun. Cavies don’t need a lot of daily care, but they will need regular baths. A Covington, GA vet discusses bathing these little furballs below. Supplies It’s best to have everything that you will need ready and waiting before you begin. For shampoo, you can use Guinea pig shampoo or an unscented, unmedicated kitten shampoo. You’ll also need … Read More »

Adorable Resolutions for Puppies

January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! This probably goes without saying, but many of us are more than happy to say farewell to 2020. New Year’s Day, of course, is historically a time for people to set goals for the coming year. If you’re starting 2021 out with a puppy in your household, read on! A Covington, GA vet lists some of the things little Fido may want to achieve this year below. Score More Treats Nothing gets … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

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