Getting a New Pet?
So you’re ready for your family to grow? Getting a new pet is always an exciting time – whether you’re adopting a middle-aged, abandoned dog or starting anew with a kitten. In every case, we’re here for you and your new pet today, next month, and in 10+ years.
Are you or are you about to become a new pet parent? Visit our New Clients portal to discover and learn all about what to expect, download essential new pet forms, and more!
There are many decisions to consider when adding another furry friend to your family. Do you already have pets? What “tricks” will you (or should you) teach your pet? What kind of food should I buy? How do I make this affordable?
The first step is to make an appointment with your veterinarian so they can examine the pet and administer the appropriate vaccinations and do a few tests to make sure Fluffy is happy and healthy. While at this visit, it is important to talk to your vet about many topics, including:
1. Microchipping. Approximately 20% of lost dogs and less than 2% of lost cats who were not microchipped were reunited with their families. When microchipped, 52% of dogs and almost 40% of cats were returned home.
Pet Nutrition. Feeding your new pet a healthy and nutritious diet is one of the most
important actions to take.
If you’re adopting or buying a baby animal, you should also start thinking about training. There is a plethora of helpful information out there on what you should teach your pet and the best way to go about doing this. Vetstreet, the ASPCA, and PetMD all offer themselves as informative and valuable resources.
Here are some more valuable links to help you along you and your pet’s journey:
If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our offices at (717) 500-2072. We hope you and your new pet create rich and fun memories together!
Three Convenient Locations
In order to take the best care of our community, Shippensburg Animal Hospital is proud to have three locations to serve you. We can be found in at our Shippensburg, Mount Rock, or Allen Road location. Click here to learn more.
A Long History In This Community
Founded in 1949, Shippensburg Animal Hospital has been serving our community's needs both big and small for nearly seven decades. When you have an animal in need come to a place with unmatched compassion and experience.
Providing Care to Animals of All Sizes
At Shippensburg Animal Hospital we have the unique ability to care for all of your fur babies, no matter their size. From the biggest horse to the smallest hamster and everything in between, we're ready to care for them.
“Dr. Hoover was very professional and comforting, and provided me with a wealth of information in case this occurs again in the fut ...”- Emily Dice
“We appreciate all your staff has done for all our pets.”- Jeanette Bitner & Jim Beichler
“I value the concern shown for my pet and people who know our pets are like family.”- Denylu Knox