Everything from dogs and cats to chickens and rats. It’s the brand new animal hospital that treats just about any animal under the sun.
It’s a normal routine for Dr. Deanna Becker of NorthPaws Animal Hospital. Two-year-old Pebbles the chicken is one among many of the furry friends that she’s seen since opening in early December.
With the exception of lizards, Dr. Becker and her staff treat animals from birds to ferrets. One piece of advice she has for all pet lovers is to pay attention to their routine even if there is a small change in it.
“Make sure that they have what they need as far as food and water and shelter and love. They’re social creatures these pets that we bring in our house, so it’s important that they’re part of the family even if they’re chickens,” said Dr. Becker.
Dr. Becker adds, if it’s too cold for you to be outside then it’s too cold for your pet to be outside.
NorthPaws Animal Hospital is located on 21257 Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown.