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Temporary Closure

Due to a COVID-19 exposure Oaklawn Animal Hospital had to temporarily close. Our sister hospital, Cranston Animal Hospital has remained open during this time. Our hospital has been professionally disinfected and sanitized and completed an official inspection by the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID Taskforce...

Coronavirus Updates

Oaklawn Animal Hospital is pleased to announce, on Monday, June 7th, we will begin welcoming clients back into the building. However, due to the tight accommodations in the building, we are welcoming 1 person, per pet inside the clinic. Upon arrival, please call the hospital...

Hot Tips for a Pet-Safe Summer

Summertime is a time for fun and frolicking; however, here are some key tips to help keep your pets cool and safe… BE VIGILANT ABOUT VET CARE - When it starts getting warm outside, take your pet to the vet for a full checkup including a heartworm...

Prepare Your Pets for the 4th of July

Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people; but all of the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle animals and cause them to run away; holiday foods can be...

Preparing for Disasters with Pets

Natural disasters and emergencies occur somewhere every day and being prepared for the unexpected, whether it’s a hurricane (the season starts in June), flood or fire can save a life. 1. Teach pets to come when called. This is the one cue that every pet should have down...

Heartworm Disease

 WHAT: Heartworm disease is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by parasitic foot long worms and it is spread by mosquitos. Heartworms live in the heart, lungs, blood vessels and cause severe heart disease/failure, severe lung disease, and damage to other organs. WHO: Heartworm disease affects many...

Brush Up On Pet Dental Care

Imagine for a second what your mouth feels like after just one day of not brushing them. Imagine what it would feel like if we NEVER brushed our teeth! Did you know that untreated dental disease can lead to bad breath, oral infections, tooth decay and...

Tech Corner: On Pet Nutrition

Post By: Candace Thinking about proper nutrition is an important part of owning a pet. Many of us are guilty of selecting our pet's food based on some flashy packaging, a convincing commercial or vague recommendations from a friend. But there is much more to pet...

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

Post By: Dr. Honorata Lenk Adopting a pet is generally a wonderful, enriching process. A kitten or a cat can fill a home with laughter and endless hours of fun. Cats often amuse themselves and their owners by inventing chasing games, pretend-hunting their toys and playing...

Summer First-Aid for Pets

With summer just around the corner, here are some first aid tips for you and Fido. Heatstroke: If you cannot immediately get your pet to a veterinarian, move it to a shaded area and out of direct sunlight. Place a cool or cold, wet towel around its neck...