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Dr. David Frantz and the staff of Fanwood Animal Hospital are pleased to announce their hospital blog. This fun and fact-filled blog is updated regularly and includes up-to-date information about your pet’s health care. Also included in the blog are fun, pet-related news stories that we want to share with you and photos and information about our hospital and […]

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Smoking and Your Furry Housemates

Do you smoke, even though you know how bad it is for your health? If you’re not able to quit smoking for your own sake, would you consider quitting for the sake of the animals that share your home and heart? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published an article describing the effects of […]

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Holiday Health Hazards

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also one of the busiest. There are decorations to put up, gifts to buy and wrap, special foods to cook, parties to host and attend–and all kinds of trouble for cats and dogs to get into. Here are some of the potential problems. Decorations. Cats and […]

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Pets and Fireworks

With the 4th of July only days away, we ask you to be mindful of your pets around fireworks. Not only can the loud noises scare them, they may also try to run away. July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters. If you must bring them with you, please make […]

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4th of July Safety Tips

It’s almost the 4th of July and while that means water, fireworks, BBQs, and fun for humans, for pets this holiday could be anything but. See the following safety tips to keep the holiday weekend fun for both you and your pets. • Public fireworks displays: Do not bring your pets to see fireworks. Animals […]

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BBQs, Pets, and Guests

Summer is officially here! It’s a great time for outdoor fun and BBQing or grilling with your pets, friends, and family. While you may know what your pet can and cannot have, it is important to share this information with others. Don’t assume that your friends know what foods are toxic to pets. Several foods […]

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Edison Animal Shelter

Located at the Municipal Complex, the Edison Animal Shelter serves Metuchen, Piscataway, Dunellen, Scotch Plains, and Edison. If you have lost a pet or are looking for a new pet, please call or visit the shelter. Please note that the selection of dogs and cats available for adoption change on a daily basis. Visit the shelter to […]

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Dog Tick Checks

Perform tick checks after your dog has been outside. Even if you have not been away from home, your dog is still going outside in the yard. In endemic areas, tick checks must be done daily, within a few hours after being outside. The Ixodes tick that carries Lyme disease is never larger than the […]

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Pet Food Recalls and Alerts

Pet Food Recalls and Alerts The AVMA publishes updated pet food recalls and alerts on their website. This information is based on reports and alerts received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or manufacturers.  To report a problem or to learn about recalls and alerts, go to: https://www.avma.org/News/Issues/recalls-alerts/Pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx

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Dog Friendly Beaches in New Jersey

Dog Friendly Beaches in New Jersey Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido and since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in New Jersey where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand.  To view the list, go to: http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/beaches/state/new_jersey/

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