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Learn about the latest happenings at HSHA as well as helpful tips from our experts to keep your pets healthy and happy!

Latest Blogs

Caring for Your Newly Adopted Small Pet

May 11, 2022

Small animals can be a big responsibility, so here are some helpful tips about caring for your new addition. Small animals can include rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, etc.

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Importance of Socializing Puppies and Kittens

April 8, 2022

It was determined that Millie was around 6 months old at the time she was brought to HSHA. Millie entered the HSHA foster program and began a strict re-feed program to help her gain weight back at a healthy pace. She also began learning how to trust, and how to love, thanks to her foster family.

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Should you feed your pet grain-free food?

May 5, 2021

There are a lot of dog and cat foods sold as grain-free with marketing suggesting that feeding no grains is healthier.  This is not true and can, in fact, cause illness for some dogs and cats.  There is no medical or physiologic basis to feed dogs or cats a grain-free diet.

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April is “Kitten Shower” Month at HSHA

April 12, 2021
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What is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study?

March 2, 2021

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the largest, most comprehensive prospective canine health studies in the United States. The Study will benefit dogs of all breeds over time as researches learn more about nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors and how they affect dogs.

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Annual Exams

January 5, 2021

Annual veterinary examinations are incredibly important.  On average, pets age an equivalent of five to seven years for every one human year.  This means that a lot of changes can occur to a pet’s health over the span of just one year.

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Please note HSHA is closed Monday, February 20th thru Friday, February 24th for our annual deep cleaning and staff continuing education. We return to normal hours on Saturday, February 25th.

We will be closing at 3pm on Saturday, December 31st for New Years Eve. Thank you and Happy Holidays. Be sure to join us at the Penguin Plunge on City Island Sunday, January 1st starting at 10am.