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Our Oakwood veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Kennel Cough in Dogs - What It Is & How It's Treated

Kennel Cough in Dogs - What It Is & How It's Treated

Is your dog being plagued by a dry non-productive cough? If so, it could be Kennel Cough. Today our Oakwood vets share some facts about this highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs and what you should do if your dog is coughing.

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When To Take a Cat To The Vet

When To Take a Cat To The Vet

Your cat means the world to you, and you want to do everything you can to make sure they live a long and healthy life. Today, our Oakwood vets explain how often you should take your cat to the vet for routine checkups and preventive care.

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Pet Insurance Plans & Pet Wellness Plans: What's the Difference?

Pet Insurance Plans & Pet Wellness Plans: What's the Difference?

Wellness plans and pet insurance are two different options to help make your pet’s healthcare more affordable.  They accomplish this goal in markedly distinct ways, however. Here, our Oakwood vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, and irreversible damage to other organs. When left untreated, death is the most likely outcome for pets in Oakwood and beyond. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs, and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is the most effective strategy against these internal invaders.

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Protecting Against Ticks

Protecting Against Ticks

Ticks hold the dubious distinction as efficient spreaders of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets in Oakwood. In this post, our Oakwood vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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Fecal Exams: Why Get Them?

Fecal Exams: Why Get Them?

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Oakwood vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Oakwood vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Oakwood Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Oakwood companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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