Pet Anxiety Awareness in Oxford

Anxiety is something that our pets can also experience, though we may not interpret the signs as such. The problem is that if you do not understand your pet’s behaviors, you might assume they’re trying to cause trouble for attention or some other reason. This can harm your relationship and potentially make your pet’s anxiety even worse. Our animal hospital has seen its share of anxious pets, and as an AAHA-accredited practice that aims to provide less-stress care, we want to do everything we can to help them. How Can I Tell if My Pet is Anxious? Every pet is
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The Importance of Feline Environmental Enrichment

It’s highly recommended that your cat remain indoors in order to have a longer and healthier life, but staying indoors can also interfere with their needs as natural hunters and predators. This can lead to boredom, anxiety, and destructive behaviors in your cat such as: Compulsive overeating and/or over-grooming Chewing and clawing at the furniture Scarfing down their food and regurgitating it shortly after Lashing out at other animals or people Isolating themselves In a worst-case scenario, the stress of not having an enriching environment can cause some cats to develop urinary issues. These can be characterized by urinating outside
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Get Your Dog Or Cat Microchipped At Your Local Oxford Vet Clinic

Tags and collars are enough to identify your pet, aren’t they? The sad truth is no; collars can easily be damaged and fall off, or even be removed by pet thieves. With a pet microchip, your best friend has a permanent form of identification that connects them directly back to you. At Bottletree Animal Hospital, we highly recommend microchips for dogs and cats alike. How It Works A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and we insert it in between your pet’s shoulder blades. The procedure is simple, requires no anesthetic, and doesn’t hurt any more
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