Freehold Animal Hospital is proud to have been serving the local communities of Freehold, Howell, Jackson, Marlboro, Manalapan and Farmingdale for over 55 years! We have grown into a large, full-service hospital that is committed to providing you with excellent customer service and a welcoming experience every time you visit. We have been accredited by The American Animal Hospital Association, which is one of the highest honors an animal hospital can achieve. That means we are voluntarily inspected and evaluated in over 1,000 criteria, including continuing education, medical record-keeping, pain management, diagnostic equipment, surgery, dentistry, and facility safety and maintenance to name just a few of the areas graded.
In addition to our excellent medical care, we also have a luxury boarding facility with dog runs and kitty condos. If you're going away, you can relax, knowing that your pet is in the best hands. You can choose from a wide variety of amenities, including spa packages, ice cream treats, raised beds, cuddle time and extra walks. To help select your pet's optimal diet, we have a nutritional counselor on staff and a full line of prescription and non-prescription foods. Call us to find out about our puppy socialization and training classes. Stop by to meet our staff and take a tour any time.
Local Medical Issues
Having a pet is a wonderful experience. However, there are some zoonotic diseases that you should be aware of. These are diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans, including intestinal parasites, leptospirosis, rabies and tick-borne diseases. There are things we can and should do to protect our pets and our human family members from these diseases. Pets can be protected from many diseases by vaccinations and year-round prevention.
Intestinal parasites can be transmitted through contaminated soil and fecal matter. To protect your pets, they should be on year-round parasite protection such as Interceptor and Revolution. You should have your pet's stool sample checked at least twice a year to make sure they aren't infected and shedding parasites. Humans should wash their hands after gardening or playing outside.
Heartworm disease effects both dogs AND CATS. It is a deadly disease that is transmitted by a mosquito and can be prevented. Both dogs and cats need to be on year-round preventatives such as Interceptor and Revolution.
In New Jersey, leptospirosis is on the rise. New developments are causing us to come in closer proximity to wildlife that help spread the disease. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread by contact with urine from an infected animal. Pets can contract lepto by drinking from puddles, ponds, and streams. Symptoms vary and can include fever, weight loss, vomiting and diarrhea, and eventually lead to kidney/liver failure and death. There is a vaccine that will protect your pet from the four most common strains of lepto. This is a yearly vaccine and should be considered for every pet that goes outside or has contact with other pets. Ask your doctor if it is right for your pet.
We tailor our recommendations based on each individual pet's needs. Come in and let us evaluate your pet. Call for an appointment today!