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How to Help Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat

How to Help Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat

Summer means lots of fun in the sun, and also trying to beat the heat. Our team wants to help pet owners keep their furry friend cool this summer. Here are three fun ideas to help your pet stay cool.   #1: Fit your dog with a cooling vest Unlike cooling pads,...

How Your Pet Can Safely Enjoy the Fourth of July

How Your Pet Can Safely Enjoy the Fourth of July

July 4th celebrations typically mean fireworks and delicious barbecue foods. However, this means that your pet can be faced with plenty of dangers. Here are our team's tips to ensure that your pets enjoy the 4th of July.   #1: Create a healthy barbecue menu for...

Desensitizing Your Pet to Fireworks

Desensitizing Your Pet to Fireworks

Fourth of July is right around the corner! Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your pet is prepared for the fireworks. Here are our team's steps to desensitizing your furry friend to fireworks.   Step 1: Discover your pet’s favorite treat A high-value...

What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know About Hairballs

What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know About Hairballs

If you have a cat, you are probably already familiar with their hairballs. Our team has put together a list of everything cat owners should know about their feline friend's hairballs.   How are hairballs formed? As cats groom themselves, the tiny hooks on their...

Is It Time To Let Go of Your Pet?

Is It Time To Let Go of Your Pet?

We want to be with our pets until the very end. After all the years spent loving and caring for our four-legged pals, you may be faced with the difficult decision of saying goodbye. How do you when that time comes though? As tough as it may be to call it, you should...

The Best Pets Are in Their Golden Years

The Best Pets Are in Their Golden Years

Senior pets are highly underrated for being some of the most loyal and well-trained companions around. If you're looking to adopt a pet, the team at Hackettstown Animal Hospital has 5 reasons why senior pets are the way to go   You’ll be a hero. It’s...

Which Chews Are Safe for Pets?

Which Chews Are Safe for Pets?

When you head out the door, you may toss your furry friend a chew toy. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect chew for your furry companion.   Safe chew toys for pets While many great chew toys for pets are available, these two are good, safe options...

Myths About Heartworm You Should Know

Myths About Heartworm You Should Know

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworm can be a nuisance for both you and your pets, but you can help protect them by giving them their prevention med all year long and knowing these truths about the disease!   Myth: Only dogs get heartworms...

Outdoor Pet Toxins

Outdoor Pet Toxins

It’s March, and as the spring thaw begins, many of us might be spending more time outside and taking longer walks around the neighborhood. But, if your pets spend time in the yard, beware of some of the common outdoor items that could be toxic. Our team at...

My Pet Ate a Poison. What Do I Do?

My Pet Ate a Poison. What Do I Do?

Hackettstown Animal Hospital's team wants all pet owners to be aware of the actions to take in case your furry friend comes in contact with a potentially toxic substance. March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month, but it's important to know these steps all year...

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