1. 4 Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

    Are you a first-time dog owner, or preparing to be? 2020 has been a year for the history books, and it’s no surprise that many people are looking for some companionship in these trying times. And a dog can provide just that — unconditional love, loyalty, and friendship. But it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Dogs, more so than the majority of other pets, require a whole lot o…Read More

  2. COVID-19 and Pets – What You Need to Know

    Coronavirus. COVID-19. Through the last few weeks, you’ve been hearing these words over and over. You’ve been reading countless news articles, listening to broadcasts, and hearing it brought up in countless conversations between friends and family. You’ve likely seen it interfere with your life, as businesses start to close down. The jobs and health of your loved ones may have been affected …Read More

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    Dogs, Cats, and Dental Care – What You Need to Know

    Brushing our teeth may be a twice-daily routine for just about everyone, but it’s safe to assume that your pets haven’t picked up the same habit. Not only do they have no comprehension of their dental needs, they’re also quite incapable of picking up a toothbrush and going to work. It falls on you, then, to make sure their dental needs are met. At 2nd Street Animal Hospital, we provide pet d…Read More

  4. What You Should Know Before You Get a Chameleon

    Everyone loves a good exotic pet. Okay, not everyone, but you know who you are. And if you’re the type of person who’s considering adding a cool reptile, bird, or amphibian to your home menagerie, it’s important to know the facts. While it’s really great having an exotic pet at home, it’s important to know that they often have a lot of specific care requirements. This couldn’t be truer…Read More

  5. How Training Leads to a Healthier, Happier Dog

    We’re going to make a bold claim and assume that you probably love your dog and want the best for them. That much is obvious, right? Dogs are so cute and loving and compassionate that’s impossible not to want the very best for them. As veterinary professionals in Philadelphia, we treat dogs on a regular basis and it’s touching to see their owners who are concerned about their health and happ…Read More

  6. How to Stop Your Cats From Scratching Up Your Furniture

    Cats, by and large, are pretty low-maintenance pets. For the most part, they’re easy-going. They do what they want, they don’t demand a ton of your attention, and they take care of themselves without training as long as you provide their food and keep their litter box clean. However, there is one trademark habit of cats that countless owners struggle with: their propensity to rip your furnitur…Read More

  7. 6 Fun Facts About Pet Birds

    Owning a pet bird can be an immensely rewarding, but challenging experience. Depending on the species, caring for your bird can feel like a full-time job, but they also provide a special type of company that no other pet can replicate. At 2nd Street Animal Hospital, we love all kinds of animals, which is one reason why we offer exotic pet veterinary services — but birds have a special place in o…Read More

  8. 5 Easy Ways to Become a Better Dog Owner

    Anyone who’s ever had a dog probably already knows one fundamental truth — owning a dog isn’t like owning a cat, or any other animal. Dogs, in just about every way, are more high-maintenance than other household pets. While this may be a turn-off to many, dog owners will always testify that the benefits of having a close canine friend far outweigh the costs, whether those costs are time, mon…Read More

  9. Why Black Cats Need Your Love, Especially in Fall

    Summer has officially ended, and as we move into this exciting season of pumpkins, spooky ghosts, turkeys, and Christmas decorations, it’s time to take a moment to talk about a certain type of pet who needs your love this year — black cats. Did you know that black cats are estimated to be overlooked compared to other kitties? Did you know that Halloween can actually be a dangerous season for t…Read More

  10. Understanding Your Cat’s Body Language

    Cats don’t get enough credit. Cats, for whatever reason, have earned a reputation among many as being mischievous, conniving, or just plain “evil.” For a pet who is truly loyal, friendly, and oozing with personality, many people look to dogs due to the unfair reputation that cats have among many people. What a lot of people don’t understand, however, is that a lot of the problems people ha…Read More