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7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

June 02, 2022

It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one area where it definitely pays to take some precautions. Here, a vet lists some ways to keep your beloved pet … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bathing Your Iguana

August 01, 2020

Have you recently adopted an iguana? One thing you’ll need to do is make sure that Iggy gets enough bath time. This is very important! Lizards must soak to hydrate themselves, get clean, and facilitate shedding. A Covington, GA vet discusses bathing iguanas below. Pools If you have a pool, Iggy will probably want to swim in it. However, this can be dangerous. Pools aren’t easy for iguanas to climb out of. Plus, if your … Read More »

Cute Ways to Pamper a Hedgehog

May 01, 2020

Do you have a hedgehog? If so, you have a very fun and cute little pet! Hedgehogs are becoming quite popular, and with good reason. They’re not only super cute, they’re also very quiet, and are typically very gentle. Hedgie also isn’t difficult to care for. Just like any other pet, your spiky pal will need a proper diet, fresh water, a comfy cage, and regular veterinary care. But what if you want to really … Read More »

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