Fanwood Animal Hospital Pet News & Blog

Tick … Tick … Tick … BOOM!

Beware! It’s tick season again, a time to be especially vigilant for the bloodthirsty, disease-spreading menaces. Wait—did you think ticks died off or hibernated when the weather gets cooler? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Here in the Northeast, adult deer ticks—the species that transmits Lyme disease—feed and mate from early fall to early winter. Then, […]

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Howl-O-Ween

Halloween can be a fun and tasty holiday for people—but not so much for our pets. Door knocks, doorbell rings, people in strange costumes and lots of unusual activity and noise can put pets on edge or overexcite them. Here are some ideas for keeping your cat or dog safe and serene on Halloween. Put […]

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Summer Fan Jam

We cannot wait to hang out, listen to good music and eat delicious food at Summer Fan Jam! We’ll have a booth at the event, so make sure to stop by and say hello. Summer Fan JamSunday, July 8thLaGrande Park12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be plenty of fun for all ages, including great music, […]

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Preventing Fleas and Ticks Now That it Is Summer

Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas and ticks in the summer, as these critters thrive in warmer weather. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: fleas can trigger dermatitis and hot spots and one tick bite can transmit numerous dangerous diseases. During this time of year, you should thoroughly check your pets […]

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High Temps and Hot Pets

Our pets struggle to keep cool during the hot summer months, and overheating can cause serious health issues—for example, heat stroke can lead to organ failure or even death if it’s not treated quickly. With that in mind, here are some tips for keeping pets safe when the weather gets warm. Never leave your pet […]

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