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Free Delivery and Automatic Deliveries

Free Local Delivery!

At The Hungry Puppy, we offer free local delivery to our customers, and we have for the past 30 years! Haven’t heard about it? Check it out!

Here’s the gist – our delivery men are on the road Tuesday through Friday delivering quality pet products to homes, farms, offices, and businesses. Call in your order the night before your delivery day and you’re all set! Meet one of our delivery minimums and there is no delivery charge! Our deliveries are not limited to just food – anything we sell in store is eligible for delivery! Pet food, supplies, and more delivered right to your door. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Oh wait… It does! What you may not know is that we also offer automatic delivery. On an automatic delivery schedule, you’ll never run out of food again! You set up your automatic delivery once and we take care of the rest. All you need to do it tell us what you need and how often you need it. Does Sparky need a bag of dog food every 6 weeks? No problem! We’ll bring it out to you every six weeks to ensure that Sparky’s food container never goes empty. If you come across a week where you need additional treats or biscuits, no worries. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll make the proper adjustments. Let us help you make life just a little bit easier – set up for automatic delivery today!

To schedule a one time delivery or to set up for automatic deliveries, just call our store at 732-938-4470 or email us at delivery@thehungrypuppy.com

Wellness Exam

 

The Hungry Puppy Wellness Clinic

 

An Affordable Solution to Your Pet’s Wellness Needs

   

Wellness Exams only $40!

What is a wellness exam and why is it important? A wellness exam is a routine exam performed on a healthy pet. This may also be referred to as a “check-up.” Check-ups are important for pets because they’re a good way to make sure your pet is healthy and up-to-date on their vaccines. It is also a good way to detect any health problems. Preventative care allows for early detection of problems and treating these problems before they become serious. During a check-up, your vet may also suggest a specific wellness program or routine for your pet based on their breed, age, lifestyle, or overall health. What is included in the regular wellness exam? A wellness exam at The Hungry Puppy Wellness Clinic includes:
  • Checking eyes, ears, teeth, coat, and paws
  • Listening to the heart and lungs
  • Weighing the pet
  • Anal gland expression (if needed)
  • Nail clipping
You may schedule a wellness exam at The Hungry Puppy Wellness Clinic by calling 800-815-4316 ext. 103

BBQ Dangers for Dogs

BBQs are a staple of summer time fun. While we may like it bring our pets along, it’s important to know some of the potential dangers that may arise for our pets.



The biggest part about BBQs that is dangerous for dogs is the food. There are different food items that are perfectly fine (and delicious) for humans but can be dangerous for dogs.

Foods to avoid for pets according to PetMD:
1. Ribs and other meats on the bone-
Although bones are expected to be okay for dogs to chew on, bones from BBQs are hazardous. Cooked bones are more likely to splinter. Splintered bones, when chewed and swallowed, can cause injury, including puncturing the digestive tract, which can lead to internal bleeding. Keep it safe and only give dogs bones that specifically for them.

2. Chicken (wings)-
The bones from chicken wings are small and can obstruct the intestines, get lodged in the throat, or have the potential to splinter.

3. Hot dogs-
Hot dogs are okay to give to pets in moderation. However, be aware that they are typically high in fat and high calorie. If you do decide to share a dog with your dog, be sure to cut them into small bite size pieces. If you give them a whole hot dog there is the potential for choking.

4. Burgers and steak-
Just like hot dogs, burgers and steak tend to be higher in fat. Again, sharing these foods can be okay in moderation, but be mindful of the effects of fatty foods. Fatty meats can result in pancreatitis which causes vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in severe cases, organ failure.

5. Guacamole-
This summer time snack is a big no for dogs. Onion and garlic can cause gastrointestinal issues, elevated heart rate, and red blood cell damage. Avocados are said to be toxic for dogs and can result in vomiting, diarrhea, or lack of stool production.

6. Fruit Salad-
Be wary of sharing fruit salad with your four-legged friend. While some fruits are okay for them to have, grapes should not be shared. Grapes are known for causing kidney failure in dogs.

7. Desserts-
When it comes to everyone’s favorite meal – dessert – it’s best to keep it to yourself. A popular flavor in dessert is chocolate, which is highly toxic for dogs. “Theobromine” causes the toxic effect in chocolate. Chocolate poisoning can cause heart arrhythmia, muscle tremors, and seizures.

Pet Finder’s Tips for Safe BBQs:
1. Make sure your pet’s ID tag is updated and visible
2. Keep charcoal, matches, and lighter fluid away from dogs
3. Consider keeping your pets on a leash – helps you keep an eye on them
4. Keep dogs away from grills and flames
5. Place citronella and other insect repellents out of dogs’ reach
6. Never leave alcohol unattended
7. Only use sunscreen and bug spray labeled for pets
8. Try to avoid giving dogs people food
9. Always keep an eye on your dog – if they seem overwhelmed, give them a break. Go inside or go to an area that’s away from the crowd.

#DogsofInstagram

 

Who doesn’t love pictures of dogs?? Nobody, that’s right!

The dogs that come into our store are like our own, but we also love to keep up with some dogs online! Check out the list below for some of our favorite Dog-Stagram accounts.
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The Full Tummy Program

The Full Tummy Program is The Hungry Puppy’s initiative to help feed and care for shelter pets that have yet to find a home. The Full Tummy Program will be implemented and benefit specifically those animals in the Associated Humane Society (AHS) in Tinton Falls located on Shafto Road. The Tinton Falls location is one of four Associated Humane Society facilities in New Jersey, and it serves the largest number of municipalities.

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