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Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May 02, 2022

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or foster fails. Fostering fills a crucial gap for pets that need growth, healing, training, and/or socialization before they can be put up for adoption. If you’re an animal lover, you may want to consider fostering. This can be a very rewarding and enriching experience! Of course, this isn’t going to be right for everyone. A vet lists some things to … Read More »

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

April 01, 2022

Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. A local vet lists some ways to prevent dog bites below. … Read More »

Reptile Care Tips

March 01, 2022

Are you considering adopting a reptile? Reptiles are by far the most popular exotic pet out there. A study by iDiv found that bearded dragons, ball pythons and leopard geckos were the most popular. Reptiles have some very specific care needs, though, so you’ll need to pay close attention to your pet’s health and well-being. A Covington, GA vet discusses reptile care below. Do Some Research Many reptiles have very specific heat, light, and humidity … Read More »

Senior Cat Care

February 01, 2022

Did you know that cats are considered seniors as young as age nine? Fluffy will always be a kitten at heart, of course. Many of our feline patients are now living well into their teens, so a nine-year-old kitty may still have a long retirement ahead of her. However, her needs will change as she ages. A Covington, GA vet discusses senior cat care below. Offer Kitty Comforts Fluffy may become stiff and sore in … Read More »

COVID-19 Update

January 18, 2022

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 … Read More »

Pawesome 2022 Resolutions For People With Dogs

January 03, 2022

Happy New Year! Like many of you, we are more than happy to send 2021 on its way and turn our thoughts to the future. If you’re making resolutions, it’s safe to say that your canine buddy will be right there with you, cheering you on as you strive to reach those goals. Why not include Fido in your plans? Here, a Covington, GA vet lists some things to put on your to-do list for … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Catproofing Your Tree

December 01, 2021

Happy Holidays! The debate about when to start decorating has officially run its course, at least for this year. It’s definitely time to put up those seasonal items! Of course, your feline pal will definitely take note of that pretty tree. That could spell trouble … for both your pet and your tree. A local Covington, GA vet offers some advice on keeping Fluffy out of the tree in this article. Decorate Wisely Keep your … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care

Seasonal Care For Exotic Pets

November 01, 2021

Winter is coming! Dogs and cats have some protection from the weather, as they have fur coats on. However, other pets are even more vulnerable to cold weather. Many exotic pets and reptiles can get very sick if they get too cold! And while we aren’t exactly the coldest state, we do get those chilly nights and weeks. A Covington, GA vet offers some advice on caring for exotics and reptiles in winter below. Temperature … Read More »

Pet Wellness Tips

October 01, 2021

It’s Pet Wellness Month! Of course, here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital, we’re always concerned with pet wellness. Here, a Covington, GA vet offers some tips on keeping your furred, feathered, or scaled friend happy and healthy. Diet A proper diet is the starting point for any good pet care regimen. Offer your animal companion a high-quality, nourishing food, one that’s appropriate for their age, weight, health, and lifestyle. As far as treats, just stick … Read More »

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

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