Ph: (732) 449-9224
2129 Route 35
Sea Girt, New Jersey 08750

Hours:
M thru F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Sea Girt Animal Hospital Pharmacy

Testimonials

  • The Sea Girt Animal Hospital has been a long time supporter of the Jersey Shore Animal Center and our mission to rescue and care for unwanted, abused, sick and abandoned animals.  For many years, Dr. Marilyn Weber, Dr. Marisa Sabia, and the staff provided several free spay/neuter procedures per month for our shelter animals in need, including domestic rabbits that had been surrendered to the JSAC. Starting with the front desk staff, you are welcomed in a professional manner and the medical care rendered is second to none. With the retirement of our friend Dr. Weber, the shelter lost a superb colleague and friend; however we were thrilled to find out that the new doctor’s, Dr. Velazquez and Dr. Yurkus, are still supportive of our shelter. Thanks to their caring compassion we will be using Sea Girt Animal Hospital for several procedures per month.

    • ,  
    • Patricia A. Wallace

    • ,  
    • Executive Director

  • Over the last 30 years, Sea Girt Animal Hospital has cared for my cat and four miniature dachshunds. They have always been responsive, professional and caring and I highly recommend them.

    • ,  
    • Lawrence Rosenhaus

Read More
Thursday, 06 February 2014 03:19

10 Critical Ways to Protect Your Pet During Cold Weather

Rate this item
(0 votes)

We are all aware of the risks posed to our dogs, cats and other pets by warm weather. But as the mercury dips, cold weather can present significant dangers to our pets as well. Here are 10 essential ways to ensure your pets are well cared for and protected from the harsh winter months.

  1. Wellness Exam: Have you had your pet examined by your veterinarian yet? Cold weather can worsen some medical conditions like arthritis. Dogs with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, and other hormonal diseases may have a harder time regulating their body temperature. Have your pet get his/her preventive care exam to make sure he/she is ready for the cold weather.
  2. Keep your dog/cat inside: It is a common misconception that dogs and cats are more resistant to extreme cold temperatures than humans. Unfortunately, this is simply not true and problems like hypothermia and frost bite are common injuries during the winter.
  3. Antifreeze: This is actually a winter and summer problem. Dogs and cats are attracted to the sweet smell and taste of antifreeze (ethylene glycol). Make sure you clean any spills thoroughly. Ingestion of small amounts can lead to significant kidney damage and death. Antifreeze products containing propylene glycol are a safer alternative.
  4. Wipe down: During walks, your dog’s feet may pick up salt, deicers, antifreeze, etc. Make sure to clean any residues of these potentially toxic and irritating chemicals from your dog’s feet once you get home.
  5. Leash up/Microchip: Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice. Dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. Make sure that your dog always wears ID tags or better yet use a more permanent form of ID like a microchip.
  6. Let it grow: Do not shave your dog or cat down to the skin in winter. A longer coat will provide an additional layer of protection during the cold weather. If you have a short haired pet, consider using a coat or sweater when he/she goes outside.
  7. Blow the horn: Many animals, but especially outside cats seek the warmth of the car engines during the winter. Severe injuries and possibly death can happen when they get caught in the fan belt. Honk the horn or bang on the hood before starting your car during the winter months.
  8. Pet proof your home: Odds are that your pets will be spending more time inside during the winter. Make sure your house is properly pet-proofed. Use caution with things like space heaters as they can cause burns or start a fire if knocked down.
  9. Not in the car: Never leave your dog or cat in the car alone. A car can act as a refrigerator leading to possible hypothermia and possibly death.
  10. Feed well: In general, pets will need more calories in the winter to generate enough body heat and energy to keep warm. Keep your pets on a balanced diet and consult your veterinarian about any other specific dietary needs.

Cold weather can be brutal on us humans, and in even more ways, more challenging for your dog, cat, rabbit, and so on. If you have questions about how to protect your pet during cold weather or even other weather conditions, please visit our contact page to discuss your concerns. We'd love to hear from you.

By Francisco Velazquez, VMD

Testimonials

  • Nellie, our Havanese, has been coming here for years.  The care has been outstanding and everyone who works at Sea girt Animal Hospital is always helpful and caring.

    • ,  
    • Howard Flood

Sea Girt Animal Hospital Pharmacy

Sea Girt Animal Hospital

Sea Girt Animal Hospital is a premier animal hospital conveniently located at 2129 Route 35 in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

We have five wards, five exam rooms, 13 outdoor runs, two offices, large surgery and x-ray facilities, in addition to several treatment rooms and a fenced yard. We provide specialized care to dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, and some reptiles for routine exams.