Seizures in Dogs: What Causes Them and How We Treat Them

Witnessing a seizure in your dog can be a scary event. No dog owner wants to see their beloved fur friend experiencing a seizure. Knowing more about their cause can help ease fears we face as pet owners. Seizures in dogs are a type of brain disorder, and there are multiple reasons why a pet may be having them. 

The team at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services is here to clarify this condition and provide insight into the causes of and treatments for seizure.


Dog Separation Anxiety After the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are like most dog owners, your canine has received a lot more attention during the COVID-19 quarantine. Where we were once at work or school much of the day, the whole family has been at home for months. Dogs are ruled by routine so their new normal is to have you around 24/7.

This is why we at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services expect to see a spike in dog separation anxiety as we begin spending less time at home. As we look toward a new normal for ourselves and get back to regular life, your pet may exhibit unusual symptoms or behavior. Let’s take a closer look.


What You Should Know About Mental Illness in Pets

We have come a long way in understanding mental and behavioral problems in humans and how to more effectively treat them. This is true for our pets as well. Mental illness in pets, including both cats and dogs, can impact their quality of life, health, and longevity. It can also create problems for their human families. It becomes a serious problem if undiagnosed and untreated. 

The team at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services wants to shed light on this condition to give hope and help to pets who are afflicted with mental illness.