Does your dog sleep to much?

How much sleep should your dog get?

Have you ever looked at your dog napping and think that is all that they do? Who wouldn’t want to be able to sleep all day? Right?!? It is actually completely normal to dogs to spend most of the day sleeping away and they are not trying to make you jealous!

Naturally Dogs Sleep More Than Humans Do

According to Dr. Evan Antin, a veterinarian in Thousand Oaks, California, says that dogs generally sleep about 12 to 14 hours a day. The amount of sleep depends on breed, age and of course activity level.

“Some breeds tend to be sleepier breeds. Your French and English Bulldogs, they like to lounge, sleep and take it easy,” Dr. Antin says. “For dogs that are more active, such as working dogs, they’ll sleep less since they’re busier.”

Age is a huge factor in how much your dog sleeps. Puppies can sleep up to 16 to 18 hours a day, while they are growing out of their puppy state. Senior dogs can spend almost the same amount of time sleeping, due to less active or it may be painful for them to move do to joint pain or arthritis.

Get to Oasis Pet Spa Between Naps

While your dog is awake and ready to take on the world come on down to Oasis Pet Spa to pamper your pup so they can take their next nap in style. Call today to make an appointment!
(714) 879-6011

Healthy Vegetables For A Healthy Pet Dog

Can vegetables help your healthy pet dog?

We all know that eating 5 fruits and vegetables can help provide a human healthy conditions, but is it the same for your pet? To maintain a healthy pet think about these vegetables:

  • Cucumbers – but up in small bite size pieces can help with your pets digestive system. However, avoid pickles as they have excess vinegar and salt that may hurt and cause other digestive issues.
  • Celery – With the leaves removed can be great for the digestive process. Remember to cut small bite size pieces and not to give to much
  • Carrots – are a good treat that are cut into smaller sticks or pieces for chewing. And no amount is to much for your fiddo!
  • Tomatoes – Small amounts are good, but large amounts can cause heart and nervous system problems due to the naturally occurring chemicals. Also, the green parts of the tomato plant – the vines, leaves, stems and unripe fruit – contain solanine. Solanine is a tomatoes natural defense and can cause your pet to be sick. So if you have a garden, watch that your dog doesn’t eat these parts.
  • Avocado – Avocados have a antifungal agent called persin, which is dangerous to a dog when consumed in great enough quantities. Your pet should stay away from this tasty vegetable.
  • Corn – Corn kernels of ripe corn are good for dogs, but the cob itself can be very dangerous. The cob can tear and cause damage to the dog’s internal digestive tract. Popcorn can actually be a good treat for a dog, however it needs to be air popped with nothing added like salt or butter.
  • Broccoli – this healthy vegetable in small amounts can be very good for your dog. However, in larger amounts it can cause digestive issues by having to much fiber.

Vegetables can provide a healthy snack for your four-legged friend. But to maintain a really healthy pet you should bring your dog down to see Paula and the gang to get a Ultimate Pet Spa which will leave your pet’s coat shiny, nails trimmed and ready for a great walk through the neighborhood! Call today to schedule your appointment: (714) 879-6011


****NOTE: All pets can react differently to the vegetables suggested. You should always watch and care for your healthy pet when providing any new type of food to their diet.******


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Summer Fleas Are Coming, Prepare For a Flea-Free Home With These 10 Tips

Control Summer Fleas With These Great Tips!

Do you remember how hard it it was to fight fleas? Between dips, applying insecticides every week and chemicals to the backyard, what a mess! Now controlling summer fleas is much easier with these following tips:

1. Educate yourself about fleas.
Fleas can live for as long as 12 months and produce millions of offspring in that time frame, they are very persistent and hard to get rid of. So missing one week of treatment can continue to cause havoc

2. Learn the symptoms of flea bites.
Within 30 minutes a flea bite can cause you or your four-legged friend to feel extremely itchy. Often, it is scratching these little red bumps that cause secondary infections when the skin is broken.

3. Know how to treat the flea bites.
Washing the area with some antiseptic soap can help to reduce any infection if the skin does end up breaking while your pet is scratching.

4. Learn how to eliminate fleas in all stages.
The flea life cycle includes adults, eggs, larvae (maggots) and pupae (the cocoon stage). Typical insecticides do not eliminate the pupae. Use an insect growth regulator to break the flea life cycle.

5. Get rid of stray fleas.
If your dog picks up a “hitchhiker” flea while outdoors, use an adulticide medication that kills adult summer fleas. Talk to your veterinarian about the best product for your pet.

6. Regularly check your dog for fleas.
By frequently brushing your pet will help spread natural protective oils over your pet’s coat, which will reduce shedding and combat the problem before your dog begins scratching.

7. Avoid problem areas.
Use apps like Yelp to know what people are talking about different dog parks, if there is a known problem with fleas in that area, stay away!

8. Groom the yard.
Don’t just check your dog for fleas — treat his environment as well. Remove underbrush from trees, and rake leaves where fleas and ticks may lurk. When spraying the yard for fleas, concentrate on the areas where your pet spends most of his time. Eggs and larvae will likely be shed in the spots where he lies down.

9. Exterminate the home.
Constant cleaning of the inside can reduce fleas on the inside. By vacuuming upholstered furniture, rugs and carpeting can help decrease the risk of summer fleas continuing the breading cycle. Make sure you use pet and child friendly treatments if you do use the treatments. Also, be sure to wash any bedding if your pets sleep with you in your bed.

10. Use year-round preventive care.
Waiting too long to use preventative treatments before flea and tick season comes around could be dangerous for your dog. Protect your dog year-round to avoid an infestation. Ask your veterinarian about which product is best for your dog and be sure to read the label carefully before administering the medication.

Oasis Pet Spa uses the best natural products to make sure that your pet’s coat is always looking it’s best. We also provide flea dips to get rid of those pesky insects.

Call today (714) 879-6011 or fill our appointment request form here.


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Oasis Pet Spa Featuring NuVet Labs Products

Oasis Pet Spa offers products from NuVet Labs

Oasis is proud to start to offer NuVet Lab products along with Nature’s Choice. NuVet, like Oasis Pet Spa, love animals so much that often you will see Oasis’s employee pets in the store, like Daisy! NuVet products are FDA registered with natural, human-grade ingredients delivering the very best in nutritional health benefits.

From joint relief to odor prevention, NuVet line of products offer a full range of products that will help your pet live a long loving life.

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