Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Are you ever walking your dog and wonder why they eat grass? One small-scale study of 49 dog owners whose dogs had regular access to grass and other plants found that 79% of the dogs had eaten plants at some time. Another survey about plant-eating dogs found that...

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How To Prepare A First Aid Kit For Your Pet

Just as we have tips for protecting your pet on the 4th of July, we also want to help you prepare for anything that could happen during the holiday or beyond. Being prepared at home can be the difference in a life and death situation. #1: What to do if your pet is...

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Protecting Your Pet on the Fourth of July

As we gear up for the exciting Fourth of July holiday, we want to make sure that you're doing everything you can to protect your pet. It's no secret that loud noises can cause your pet to feel additional stress. Please be sure to let us know if your pet could use a...

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How and Why Cats Hide Signs of Health Problems

Here at Oxford Veterinary Hospital, we are equipped with a state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory, allowing us to perform both routine and emergency blood and urine tests right in our hospital.  This gives us the ability to communicate results to you quickly and...

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Facts You Should Know About Heatstroke in Dogs

Summer is here and it's time to get outside and enjoy the world with your dog. However, summer isn’t all fun and games. The heat of summer can be dangerous for dogs. In our last blog, we wanted to make sure that you were aware of summertime emergencies to protect your...

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Preparing For Summertime Emergencies for Pets

The May flowers are blooming in Oxford, NC and summer is nearly here, which means it’s time to be outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. As temperatures increase and your pet spends more time outside, it's good to be aware of potentially dangerous situations...

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How to Help Your Pet Like the Vet

Visiting the doctor is not typically fun for anyone, including humans. And, when it comes to our furry companions—who may not understand where they’re going, why they’re going there, and what’s going to happen when they get there—visiting the veterinarian can be...

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What is Heartworm Disease?

Understanding heartworm disease will help you protect your pet from its effects. What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal infection caused by heartworms. Heartworms are a type of roundworm that live in the heart, lungs and surrounding blood...

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