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All You Need Is Love: Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Your Pet

As Valentine’s Day approaches, do you find yourself wondering what type of treat to purchase for your precious pooch or cuddly kitty? Are you almost as (or maybe more) excited about spending the evening curled up by the fire with … Continue reading

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Coolest Pet Products of the Season for the Pet Who Has Everything

If you are like many pet parents, your holiday gift list will naturally include your pet. And, there are so many wonderful options when it comes to toys, gadgets, and other pet products for our pampered fur friends. At Oakland … Continue reading

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Barking Up The Right Tree: The Best Pet Presents

Your pet may not need or appreciate a new LED TV, golf clubs, or the newest best-seller, but there are lots of things you can give your pet this holiday season to show your love and affection. Your friends at … Continue reading

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December Holiday Decoration DON’Ts – What Every Pet Parent Should Know

So, now that Halloween has come and gone and the turkey and gravy have been feasted upon, it’s time to break out those boxes in the garage and decorate! It is a common scene after Thanksgiving: the stringing of lights … Continue reading

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Pet Anxiety – Thunderstorms, Fireworks, and Your Pet

While you may think of the Fourth of July as great holiday full of fun, friends food and fireworks, your pet might not be as fond of it as you are. If your pet shows signs of fear around loud … Continue reading

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Pet Safety: Party Animals

The holidays aren’t the only opportunity for your cat or dog to get into trouble at parties. Here are a few reminders for keeping your pet safe at this year’s celebrations, family gatherings, and at-home affairs. Party Safety Tips Parties … Continue reading

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Pet-Friendly Donations

When you weigh your options for worthy causes deserving of your charitable dollars this year, we know that there are many deserving organizations–locally, nationally, and worldwide–that are in need. But it is our hope that, as pet owners and animal … Continue reading

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Xylitol: A Hidden Holiday Danger for Pets

  What do the fruitcake you made for your diabetic great-aunt Betty, the pack of gum in your stocking, and the plate of holiday cookies that your neighbor dropped off have in common? All of them may contain the artificial … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Pet

Adopting a new pet into your home and family is a big decision. Or, it should be. For many of us, the pets we adopt become our best friends and closest companions, so it’s only natural that we want the … Continue reading

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Have a Happy, Safe Holiday Season!

  Oakland Veterinary Referral Service wishes you and your furry family a very happy, and above all safe, holiday season this year!  Don’t forget the following during your festivities this year: Dangerous objects Christmas trees, holiday decorations, and wrapped gifts … Continue reading

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