Top 10 Cat Emergencies

  Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have […]

Flea & Tick Prevention

    Nobody wants to find a flea or tick on their pet, but these tiny critters are unfortunately among the most common pet parasites around, especially in this season. Fleas thrive in warm, humid conditions while ticks are commonly found in wooded areas. If not destroyed, fleas can lead to allergy dermatitis while ticks […]

Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous […]

Importance of wellness exams

  Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound […]

5 Signs of an Affectionate Cat

Cats are unique and sometimes mysterious creatures. They behave in the strangest ways sometimes, and considering their independent nature, many cat owners are left asking themselves, “How do I know if my cat loves me?” Here at Thornhill Pet Hospital, we know cats, and we’re very familiar with their behaviors. Check out these five signs […]

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

It’s the holiday season, so whoop de doo and…well, you know the rest. The team at Thornhill Pet Hospital in Oakland, CA, wants to keep the “whoop de doo” in your (and your pet’s) holiday season, which is why we’ve created the following safety tips. Sometimes the holidays can bring certain hazards to dogs and […]

Holiday Food Safety Tips for Pets

The holiday season has officially kicked off, and the team at Thornhill Pet Hospital in Oakland wants to make sure that the four-legged members of your family are safe. As you’re busy cooking and eating, your pet will likely be around, wondering if you plan to share any of that delicious food with them. If […]

Protect Your Pets from Halloween Dangers

Did you know that the fall season can be full of dangers for our best friends? The Thornhill Pet Hospital team wants to provide education to our clients to help them keep their best friends safe at all times. We invite you to check out some tips about the most common fall and Halloween hazards […]

Natural Disaster Preparedness

From earthquakes to tornados, California is prone to several types of natural disasters, many of which can hit without warning, so it’s important to be prepared. In fact, the chances of an earthquake occurring in the city of Oakland are much higher than the state average as well as the national average. While there are […]

Zoonotic Diseases

In 64 million American household’s pets are a source of joy and perhaps even the key to longer, healthier lives. However, pet-owning households with young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems need to be aware that their animals can play host to disease-causing microorganisms. Humans are not likely to catch a disease […]