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Pet-Friendly Smartphone Apps!

Here are some smartphone apps that we at Branchburg Animal Hospital love!

Nestle Purina Petcare has a smartphone app called PETCENTRIC that can help you find pet friendly places and information! It lists all of the nearby dog parks, veterinarians, pet stores, dog-friendly restaurants, and more! It also has a fun section to watch videos and share photos of your pet. And the best news, this app is free! It is very easy to use and comes in very handy!


Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control service. They recently came out with an iPhone app! The app includes a database of over 250 poisonous plants, food, medications, and household items. Each entry has photos, clinical signs, and descriptions. The app costs $0.99. It is a great quick reference for any pet owner to have!

What to do if you suspect your dog or cat has come in contact with a poisonous substance

  • Remove your pet from the area.
  • Check to make sure your pet is safe: breathing and acting normally.
  • Do NOT give any home antidotes.
  • Do NOT induce vomiting without consulting a vet
  • If veterinary attention is necessary, contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

Tick Finder is an app designed to help raise awareness of ticks. It is run by Scalibor, a tick preventative product. . Check out this interactive map before your next camping or hiking trip! Userscan update where they encounter ticks or where their dogs have been bitten. This app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Squeaky Fun Time (android) and Dog Toy Prank (iPhone) are two apps that mimic the sound of squeaky toys. This is a funny app that can be used to distract your dog or to get their attention. Try using it when you want your dog to pose for a photo!

Eukanuba Off Leash uses a map to locate the 5 nearest dog parks. The app is updated every 2 weeks, so you are sure to get the most recent information. Dog parks aren't only a great way to get your dog some exercise, they are also beneficial on socializing your dog with other dogs and people.



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  • "The office staff works very closely with the veterinarians to answer questions and help with concerns. They are always ready to help you. 5 Stars"
    Cathy & Greg B.
  • "#1... it's easy, the professionalism and value for money well spent, as well as kindness for both the owner and the animal!
    5 Stars"
    Bonnie P.
  • "Been going there for 13 years now. Dr. Derfuss and her staff are the best. 5 Stars"
    Edward B.
  • "Great Vet... great staff... This group is like no other Vet I've been to. I tried 5 different Vets in the New Brunswick area... Branchburg is on a totally different leve. 5 Stars"
    Daniel F.
  • "We want to thank Dr. Derfuss and her entire staff at Branchburg Animal Hospital for all of the wonderful service and care we have received over the years. We've been with the practice since it opened many years ago. Whether we are coming to the office to pick up food or bring our pets in to be treated, we are given the best care. They are like family to us. We give them an A++ and have recommended them on many occasions."
    The Del Grosso Family
  • "Linda and I have been bringing our Labrador Retrievers (first Shiloh and now Cooper) to Dr. Derfuss and the Branchburg Animal Hospital for many years. We have always admired and embraced the leading edge, holistic healing practices that are employed there. This has included such applications as acupuncture, chiropractic and the utilization of natural supplements, all of which have appreciably augmented the overall quality of life for our beloved canines. At a time and in a country where the overuse of prescription medication has clearly run amok, it is great to have a facility in our area where numerous other alternatives are deployed and RX medication is applied on a far more discerning basis."
    Kevin B.
  • "My husband and I have been taking our German Shepherds to Dr. Derfuss for many years. She is extremely caring and compassionate. She not only practices traditional medicine but holistic too. Our "girls" actually loved when they went to the vet! We highly recommend Branchburg Animal Hospital!"
    Carla B.
  • "I’ve been bringing my cats here for 15 years and Dr. Derfuss and the staff have been caring and compassionate. Holistic treatments are available if you want them, depending on the animal’s condition, and I have gone this route a couple of times for ailing cats. I never felt pressured into accepting any particular treatment. I’ve always been given all the options and chose what I felt was best. There are a number of vets closer to where I live, but I continue to make a slightly longer drive to Branchburg Animal Hospital because I trust them."
    Loretta A.
  • "Great Vet, Professional Staff, Very Clean. We are fortunate to live close to this great Vet!!"
  • "For the past five years, the veterinarians at Branchburg Animal Hospital have taken great care of Stitch. I highly recommend this vet for your cat or dog."
    Jaime Hernandez / Branchburg, NJ

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