Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!
Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
In both people and pets, vaccines are becoming more controversial. We carry the highest quality vaccines recommended by the AVMA. We strive to educate our doctors and staff on the latest recommended practices and also take the time to listen to your concerns and your pet's lifestyle. We don't want to overvaccinate your pet, so let's discuss risks and your feelings regarding vaccines. Our ultimate goal is to protect you and your family, both furry and not so furry.
We have diagnostics for bloodwork right here in the clinic so we can perform pre-surgical labwork prior to procedures or get information for your sick pet while you wait with your pet in an exam room. That way we have the answers you need right away. In some cases we do need to send labwork out, but we typically get results back within a day or two. We then promptly call to discuss the results, what this means for you and your pet, and the options from there.
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine and we are pleased to offer digital radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, intestines, bladder, and other abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
We also have digital dental radiography which means we can get a look both around the tooth and under the gum line to see what is really happening with the whole tooth. This helps evaluate the quality of the tooth roots, infection around the roots and determine if the tooth can be retained or if we need to extract it. It also makes the extraction process smoother since we can visualize the proper angle to get the tooth out with the least amount of trauma.
We are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients from routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. We limit our surgeries to only one or two surgeries per day so your pet get's tons of TLC. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet.
Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. This in turn can lead to bigger health issues that can affect kidneys and heart. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease. And if necessary, we have the latest technology in dental scaling and dental tools to get your pet's mouth plaque free and also some better breath, which helps everyone!
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and even your human family's health. You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny, so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all. Ear mites can be extremely uncomfortable and cause permanent damage to the ear. Fortunately, we can perform tests to check for parasites and examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.
Your pet’s behavior affects every interaction you have with him or her on a daily basis. Behavior dictates everything from meal time, to exercise time, to down time such as relaxing on the couch with other family members. When a pet has a behavior problem, the consequences are far-reaching. Behavior problems threaten the bond you have with your pet by damaging the loving relationship that should exist between you. Before you and your pet suffer through one more day of inappropriate behavior, call us. Let’s talk about how we can help.
Here at Marshall Pet Care, we have a variety of prescription diets to keep your pet healthy. From kidney health to joint health, we can help. We currently keep a limited quantity of food in the clinic. We don't have the room to keep a lot on hand, so we can get you started but then will talk about options to get food through our online pharmacy. That way you pay the same price, but get it delivered right to your door, with no shipping charges! If you have any questions pertaining to your pet's nutrition, please call so we can discuss different diet options that fit your pet's needs and your budget.
When it comes down to making choices about medications for your pets, let us help you. We have the most complete medical information on your pets, and the ability to anticipate drug interactions or other problems that can result from inappropriately administering medication. We know the proper dosing and response to medications which can be very different than the human side of the same medication. Plus we have medications in clinic and a full online pharmacy that delivers to your doorstep. Check out our online pharmacy.
A microchip is your pet's permanent ID. A pet microchip—the size of a grain of rice—goes beneath your pet's skin. This a permanent ID, so your pet is covered for life. Shelters, Police, and Veterinary Offices use this ID to contact you and reunite you with your pet. Tags can be lost and some pets do not wear collars. Microchips are a great way of giving your pet the best chance of getting home if he or she should ever become lost. Ask for details today!
Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious. We are here to help ensure that your pet is happy throughout the “golden years.”
Are you afraid that your sick or elderly pet is suffering? Saying good-bye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will ever encounter, but trying to decide when it is time to say good-bye can be even more difficult. Deciding when your pet may need hospice care or euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. We are here to help you and your family. We strive to be sure to conduct ourselves with respect, compassion, and care and try to help you however we can during this difficult time.