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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...

Why Does Your Dog Lick Their Paws?

Why Does Your Dog Lick Their Paws?

Do you feel like you hear your dog slurping at their paws at every waking moment? You may be thinking of trying a quick fix, such as socks or the cone of shame for your pooch. Although our team at Hackettstown Animal Hospital wants to help you discover the underlying...

At-Home Pet Dental Tips

At-Home Pet Dental Tips

Do you feel like you've tried every option when it comes to trying to brush your fur baby's teeth? Some pets, no matter how hard you try are just not a fan of their owners touching their pearly whites. If toothbrushing seems out of reach for your pet, try one or more...

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

How to Teach Your Dog to Focus on Walks

When you take your pup on a stroll around Hackettstown, do they lunge and bark at every living thing? Many dogs become hyper-focused on other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, or other moving objects, making your daily walk less than pleasant. Dogs who react this way to...

What Happens During My Pet’s Spay?

What Happens During My Pet’s Spay?

Although you know you should spay your female pet to prevent a host of medical and behavior issues, as well as unwanted puppies, you may not know what exactly happens during a spay surgery. Since World Spay Day—February 23—is approaching, let’s explain the procedure,...

Ways To Keep Your Senior Pet Active at Home

Ways To Keep Your Senior Pet Active at Home

For some senior pets, they may experience changes in their behavior. They may get stuck in corners or pace around through all hours of the night. Rather than waiting until you notice the signs of cognitive dysfunction in pets, we've put together three tips to help...

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