Products you will find at Hoboken Animal Hospital
Our staff here at Hoboken Animal Hospital are knowledgeable and feel confident in the products that we sell. We spend a lot of time training and educating our staff so we may inform you of the most effective products available. If for any reason you may have questions about the products that we carry, please contact us by telephone, e-mail or just simply stop by; a staff member will be happy to answer any of your questions and if they cannot, your questions will be addressed to a doctor or the manger of the hospital.
Hoboken Animal Hospital carries a complete line of Hill's Science Diet and Prescription Diet for kittens, cats, puppies & dogs. Remember, all prescription Diet food must be prescribed by a veterinarian. Because we have such limited space, we can only stock up to 10 lbs bags on a weekly basis, but if you need a larger bag, we would be happy to order one for you. We place our food orders with Hill's once a week on Monday mornings and deliveries are brought the following day. Call our hospital and speak with a receptionist about what diets are available and placing special orders on larger bags.
Flea & Tick Preventatives
Our staff here at Hoboken Animal Hospital does not recommend using flea sprays and flea collars for your pets, they are NOT as effective as a topical or oral flea preventatives such as Frontline/Program.
Frontline can be applied to cats & dogs 8 weeks and older. It is a topical product that is applied between the shoulder blades once a month and when used properly, will kill both fleas and ticks. We recommend you apply this preventative every month.
Heartworm Preventatives: By Prescription ONLY
Heartworm medication is a preventative against heartworm disease, or the formation of worms in the heart and lungs transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworm testing is a simple blood test, recommended at 6 months of age and done once a year for the rest of the dog's life to detect heartworm disease. Heartworm testing for dogs is mandatory in order to get continuous refills on heartworm medication. Cats do not require heartworm testing prior to preventative refills. If for any reason your dog does not get the heartworm tablet and has skipped a month, you will need to get a heartworm test prior to continuing the medication. It is extremely important to know the status of your pet's heartworm results before giving heartworm pills. We carry several types of heartworm medications.
Heartgard is a chewable, beef flavored, oral medication that can be given to cats & dogs 6 weeks and older. We recommend you give this medication to your pets EVERY month year-round and have your dog heartworm tested once a year, every year for the rest of its life.
Revolution is a topical product that kills fleas, ticks & contains heartworm preventative as well. It also contains medication to help treat ear mites as well as some internal parasites. It can be given to kittens/puppies 6 weeks and older. For dogs, because the product contains heartworm medication, heartworm testing is required prior to giving this medication.
Here at Hoboken Animal Hospital we offer a microchip product manufactured by Home Again. Pets get lost all the time and 90% of those without a microchip never get returned to their original home. Statistics show that 94% of those pets who are microchipped do get returned to their original owners. Every time a pet is lost and brought here to the Hoboken Animal Hospital, it is our policy to scan the pet for a possible microchip and to contact Home Again so they can reunite the pet with their owners. We have contacted other local animal hospitals in our area and surrounding areas, as well as local animal shelters and they too have a scanner and will provide the same courtesy. Feel confident that if your pet is lost with an implanted microchip, if found and Home Again is contacted, you will get your pet back sooner than if it did not have one.
The main reason for microchipping a pet is for identification. If you are planning to travel with your pet on an international flight, many countries now require a pet to be microchipped prior to entering a foreign country. Microchip identification is their way of verifying a pet. For more information, please contact the consulate of the country of your destination.
- For more information you can contact Home Again at 888-homeagain or www.homeagain.com
Oral Hygiene Products
Taking care of your pet's teeth is as important as taking care of your own. Here at Hoboken Animal Hospital, a routine oral examination is part of the physical exam. The veterinarian will recommend a dental if your pet needs one and an estimate will be created at your request. Practicing oral hygiene on your pet is very important, statistics show by the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats already develop signs of dental disease. Dental disease can lead to pain and the decreased ability to eat, systemic infections, heart, bone and kidney diseases.
Hoboken Animal Hospital carries several oral hygiene products.
- Canine/Feline Toothbrush and Fingerbrush kits
- Canine/Feline Oral spray; simply spray, rub gently and it will kill bacteria in your pet's mouth.
- Canine/Feline Dental Chews; give as a daily treat and it's great for their teeth too.
- Hill's Prescription diet Canine/Feline T/D or Hill's Science Diet Oral Care; both can be ordered and purchased through our hospital.
Hoboken Animal Hospital offers 10% off dental services during the month of February.
If you have any questions on any of the oral hygiene products that we carry, please give us a call.
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