Monday, December 30, 2013

Do Dog Paws Suggest They Originated in a Cold Environment?

Scientists studied the mystery of how dogs can stand on frigid snow and ice without apparent discomfort.
Dog Paw Have Counter-Current Heat Exchange
Tokyo's Yamazaki Gakuen University studied dogs to gain understanding why dogs do not seem to feel the cold even with a high surface area-to-volume ratio, suggesting paws should loose heat easily.

Dr. Hiroyoshi Ninomiya and his research team used a scanning electron microscope to study four dogs and their paws.  They discovered that arteries supplying blood to the pads had numerous networks of small veins that acted as a counter-current heat exchange.  Essentially, the blood warms up before it returns to the body. Human extremities react differently.  When exposed to frigid temperatures, blood vessels vasoconstrict reducing blood flow.  A dog's system prevents the blood from cooling while keeping paw temperatures reasonable.  When blood arrives in the paws via arteries, heat is transferred to the veins warming the blood before it is returned.  This prevents cold blood from returning to the body and keeps paw temperature at a reasonable.

The findings suggest that dogs may have originated in a cold environment, since their paws are adapted for it. Although frostbite in dog paws is rare, it can happen.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and +Julian Peckich DVM, veterinarian and affordable pet clinic are happy to offer tips concerning pets.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Shelter Dog Hits Ten Years in Adopted Home

Shelter dog, Princess hits 10 year mark in her adoptive forever home. "Princess couldn't be a better dog," says owner. "She has been tolerant of 2 year old Willie, a very active and noisy hound dog mix that tries to chew her back legs, and cry when he doesn't have the toys.  She treats him well."

Princess, a dingo mix was rescued after living with homeless people who left her behind near Fulton Industrial Blvd in Atlanta.  She was trying to survive in 20 degree weather with puppies, all near starvation. She began to be fed by Atlanta Grotnes, a machine company that had to lure her with fast food from Wendy's. She was taken home by a wonderful employee, Myra Kimmerling, as a foster home in a thin, rough condition.  Princess tested heartworm positive and underwent extensive treatment.  After a long recovery process, she turned into a playful puppy.

Princess then found her forever home with a dentist, +Kirk Kimmerling DDS. She still looks like a young pup.

It's been 10 years with the Kimmerling's in January, and +Marietta Vet Clinic, and veterinarian, +Julian Peckich DVM are happy to welcome Princess to the vet family.  Congrats Princess on winning the lotto!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Relieve Holiday Stress, Wear an Ugly Holiday Sweater and Win a Prize

Do you have one of those ugly holiday sweaters to don this holiday season?  No better medicine to relieve
Got an Ugly Holiday Sweater? Join the fun!
holiday stress than to put it on for fun.  Ugly holiday sweaters have become all the rage in the United States.
That's why +Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM along with +Verde Pointe Dental Associates and +Kirk Kimmerling DDS are hosting the "Ugly Holiday Sweater Event for 2013" with prizes included.

Entering the fun is easy.  Just don your favorite ugly sweater and head on over to the professional complex and visit the office of  Dr. Kimmerling or Dr. Peckich and let them see your holiday fashion.  Two winners will be selected on December 31, 2013, one each from the offices.  Prizes include free professional strength dental whitening at the dental office and a free pet exam at the veterinarian clinic.  It's that simple.  For more details, check us out on prweb and Marietta Vet Clinic.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Most Dogs Can Learn to Use a Pet Door Simplifying Life

Pet doors are considered unsafe my many people. They have come a long way, so there's reasons to take another look at why more and more people are using pet doors.  Dogs that use pet doors, love them and so will you.
Teach Your Dog to Use a Pet Door

Some electronic pet doors only open for your pet, alleviating the worry of wild animals entering the house, or unwanted people.  These particular doors allow your pet freely in and out, only in, or only out, or locked both ways. This is possible because pets wear a collar mounted device called an electronic key that allows the door to open only when the pet nears. 

Interestingly, some pet doors can accommodate glass sliding doors as well. 

People with a large dog are often afraid a large door can fit a human intruder.  If they understand the technology and the dog is friendly, they can enter the house. However, most pet owners have multiple dogs.  This usually persuades people to go elsewhere.  

There is a downside to a pet door, as some pets may be adverse to using it. Training, such as coaxing with treats or initially leaving it open may help.  It's possible a pet will refuse and never use the door.

In general, doggy doors have made both pet owners and pets happier, both dogs and cats.  Although, expensive, an automatic doggy door can make life happier and easier.

Marietta Vet Clinic and  veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM are happy to schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns you may have training your pet.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

For the Sake of Georgia's Shelter Dogs and Cats

It's no big surprise to many that Georgia has a serious dog and cat population problem.  Animal rescue groups are very aware that many healthy pets are euthanized every day due to lack of homes available. Southern Animal Rescue performed a 16 month study in 2007 to help get a better understanding on the
Shelter Pets are Wonderful
Consider a Shelter Pet
number of pets euthanized at the Animal Control shelters and societies in the state of Georgia.  There were an estimated 250,000 dogs and cats euthanized in Georgia shelters in 2007.  That amounts to about 685 animals a day.

How can you make a difference?

1.  Spay and neuter every pet in your home. If cost is a factor, consider a low cost spay and neuter clinic.

2.  Be an advocate for animals. Explain to neighbors with animals the importance of spaying and neutering.

3.  Do not take pets from backyard breeders, people on Craig's list without a proper license.  Report them        to the Department of Agriculture's Animal Protection Section. THese peope, aware or unawre add                significantly to the problem.  800-282-5852 Ext 4914 or 404-656-4914

4.  Look at the local shelter when you are ready for a pet.  Even pedigrees are available.     option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=492

5.  Volunteer your time to help a rescue group, local shelter or a low cost spay and neuter clinic.  Even
      children and teenagers are valuable when it comes to help.

Marietta Vet Clinic, veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM and staff are happy to answer questions you may have concerning spaying and neutering a pet.  It takes all of us to make a difference.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marietta Vet Clinic and Veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM Hits Front Page of USA Today

+Marietta Vet Clinic, veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM and Willie, a rescue dog hit front page of USA Today. The clinic is thrilled to have Willie on the cover with Dr. Peckich.   W thank everyone who rescues or has given a forever home to a dog or cat in need!

Marietta Vet Clinic on Atlanta 11Alive New for Black Friday

Atlanta Alive's own, Matt Pearl, reporter filmed at +Marietta Vet Clinic yesterday.  The television news channel was filming  Black Friday sales events and special deals that people can take advantage to save money.  The veterinarian clinic and +Julian Peckich DVM
 offers pet owners to bring in any number of pets for a yearly exam and vaccinations and only pay one exam fee.  Of course, the vaccinations must be paid for each animal.  The offer is good until December 31, 2013.

Matt Pearl is an award-winning reporter for WXI-TV, NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. Click to watch the broadcast.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Marietta Vet Clinic Hits USAToday

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian Julian Peckich DVM are in USA Today revealing a Black Friday Deal for pet owners on vaccination deals for dogs and cats! See a great picture of Dr Peckich and rescue Dog Willie!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Solution for a Barking Dog

Is your dog noisy and barking continuously?  There's a possible solution that has given many pet owners the peace they desire.  The PetSafe Bark Box disrupts nuisance barking, so it's an excellent alternative for those that have tried other methods.
PetSafe Bark Box

The bark box is known to be effective on many barking dogs. It's a small, ultrasonic behavior and training device that offers guaranteed satisfaction, but. Marietta Vet Clinic thinks you'll probably love the box.  For only $39.95, and 24.95 refurbished, the PetSafe Bark Box emits a two second ultrasonic tone as your dog barks.  It can be set automatic, so you do nothing to train the dog.

The bark box can be used as a table top device that controls barking up to 25 feet, an equivalent of two small rooms. It can be wall mounted or hand held for activation at will. The bark box  is water resistant, and works on any size dog. It's operated by a simple 9 volt alkaline battery making care easy and simple. 

The PetSafe Bar Box is worth trying for those that are frustrated and need help. Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, +Julian Peckich DVM  are always available to answer any questions you may have concerning your pet.

Friday, November 8, 2013

You Do Not Have to Clean-up Dog Mess!

Dogs and cats are the best, except when it’s time to clean up the mess in the yard.  That’s why Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian+Julian Peckich DVM has an effortless solution for dog owners living in the Marietta, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Dallas and Acworth, and West Cobb Area.  Canine Cleanup Dog Waste Removal is a pooper-scooper service available to complete the never-ending chore of cleanup.
There's a Pooper Scooper Service that Comes to the House!

The three main reasons people do not want to cleanup the dog mess.

1.  People are busy with work, children and everyday chores that put cleaning up on the back burner.
2.  Mobility issues for people can make cleaning up nearly impossible
3.  People find the chore too disgusting to complete.

Reasons to keep your yard mess free.

Did you know that some diseases can be passed from animals to humans?  Zoonotic infections, such as the parasitic roundworms called, Toxocara canis in dogs and T. Cati in cats infect an estimated 10,000 humans a year. The infection, Toxocariasis is a good enough reason to keep the yard clean. Small children are especially at risk.

Canine Cleanup Dog Waste Removal can fit you on one of their routes with an affordable one time cleanup fee, weekly or bi-weekly service, (every other week).  

First-Time Cleanup
One Dog Fee $20
Each Additional Dog $10

Weekly Service
One Dog Fee $12
Each Additional Dog $3

Bi-Weekly Service
One Dog Fee $19
Each Additional Dog $4

One Time Cleanup Fee
$50 Minimum for Up to One Hour Cleanup
Additional Time at $10 per 15 Minutes of Cleanup

Additional facts;
Mileage fee may apply. Customers can be called before every visit for a nominal fee.  All equipment is sanitized after every visit Commercial pricing available with free estimates. Deodorizing and disinfectant of lawns to kill bacteria and offensive odor is available.  Sprays do not harm the grass.

Contact or call 678-31-4376.

If any of these issues belong to you, keeping your yard clean has just become easier. 

Marietta Vet Clinic has no association with the cleanup service, nor makes any money on the service.  It, therefore does not guarantee any quality of service or intervene in customer disputes.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Do You Have a Dog that Is Licking and Scratching?

Is your dog licking and scratching constantly?  This can be annoying for both pet and owner.  Let’s take a look at some reasons why this annoying behavior could be happening.

Dogs can have a condition call Allergic Dermatitis.  This can be an allergic reaction to food, insect bites, fleas, pollen or grooming products.  This can make a dog scratch so much that it leads to a nasty rash.  Medication can be prescribed by a veterinarian but the best cure is to find the cause.

Dogs that seem to constantly scratching its ears or licking its toes may have a yeast infection.  Yeast infections can lead to irritated, itchy discolored skin.  It’s important to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian to be diagnosed and treated.  A topical cream or oral medication maybe prescribed for worse cases.

A dog that has sores, bump or scabs on the skin may have bacterial folliculitis.  This condition usually occurs with other skin problems such as allergies, injury or mange.  Most veterinarians would recommend oral antibiotics plus antibacterial shampoo or ointments.

Impetigo is a common skin condition in puppies.  Puss filled blisters mostly develop on hairless areas such as the stomach.  It’s important to get this checked because the blister can be painful and sometimes burst leaving a crusty film.  This condition is rarely serious and treated with a topical solution.  There are a small amount of cases that the infection spreads and becomes persistent.

Ringworm is caused by a fungus that forms ring shaped patches on the skin.  These patches can form anywhere but are mostly found on the legs, ears, paws or dogs head.  The patches are usually inflamed and scaly with hair loss.  This condition is very contagious and can spread quickly.  There are various anti-fungal treatments that a veterinarian can recommend.

The conditions above are very aggravating for dogs and its important to get proper treatment.  It’s important to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian if any of these conditions seem to be appearing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Are You Brushing Your Dog's Teeth?

Do you ever wonder thinking about brushing your dogs teeth?  Its important to keep an eye on a dogs oral
Healthy Mouth, Happy Pet
health for long term healthy teeth and gums.  Most dogs start to show gum disease around age four if that properly taken care of.  It's important to give a dog regular home check-ups and here are some steps to follow...

1.   Start by smelling the dogs breath.  Yes, its not going to particularly fresh smelling but this is normal.  If it seems that the breath is really offensive then it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian.  Make sure to watch for any vomiting, excessive drinking and urinating or loss of appetite.
2.  Its ideal to lift the dogs lips once a week to check it teeth and gums.  Make sure the gums are pink and not swollen.  Red or white gums can be a sign of an infection that will need to be treat by a veterinarian. 
3.   Its important to look for certain signs of oral disease such as bad breath, inflamed gums, loose teeth, broken teeth, excessive drooling or a cyst under the tongue.  Its important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if any of these signs occur.
4.   Its important to check around the dogs gum line.  Excess plaque and tartar build up can make gum recede resulting in possible tooth loss. If it seems there is a lot of build up around the gum line, then its time for a visit to the dentist for a professional cleaning.
5.  Chewing bones are a great purchase for a dogs oral health.  While dogs chew it massages the gums helping to remove any unwanted plaque or bacteria.

Its important to be proactive with a dogs oral health to keep a dog in great general health.  Infections in the mouth may eventually spread causing other unwanted problems.  Make sure to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian if anything seems suspicious.  Great oral health will keep a pup on a great path of general health. 

Marietta veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM would be happy to examine your dog's mouth to check the health of the teeth and gums.  Dr. Peckich is a licensed veterinarian in Marietta, GA welcoming new patients.  

Monday, September 30, 2013

Cats Love Mint

Cats actually do love a herb from the mint family.  Cats love Catnip.  It's a perennial plant, native to Europe, but now plentiful in the United States.
Cats Love a Mint!

Cat's, as many of you know can have interesting behavior when given the plant. Nepetalactone is the chemical that triggers the wild response in cats.  Even large exotic cats can be sensitive.

Although it is not known exactly why cats respond as they do to catnip, it's definitely a widespread response, and most do! Cat's like mint!

 Marietta veterinarian+Julian Peckich DVM and his animal clinic +Marietta Vet Clinic welcome you and your cat or kitten to the pet clinic for well care or sick care.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Marietta Vet Clinic Now Offering a Day at the Spa For Your Dog or Cat

If it's time to spoil and spruce up your pet, Marietta Vet Clinic is now the perfect place. Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian Julian Peckich DVM are expanding the services of the animal clinic located in Marietta, GA. Pets, both dogs and cats alike now can experience a spa-like appointment at the animal clinic.  Services available such as shampoo, condition, brush out, teeth brushing, nail trim, ears cleaned, pads trimmed, flea control, flea bath, complete shaves and much more. At every appointment, Marietta Vet clinic will pamper your pooch.

 Pricing is a la cart or the affordable  Deluxe Pet Clip Package, starting at just $55 a pet . 

Need more information on the services offered? The pet clinic is happy to answer any questions by calling 404-919-5150.  

Veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM is also available for affordable pet vaccinations, dog and cat well care, mobile pet care and sick pet relief. The clinic is accepting new pets and would love to be your pet's second home. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Help Find Taco a Home

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian Julian Peckich DVM now have Taco, a small and loving 8 pound dog in need of a home. He is neutered, has all his dog vaccinations, a must see cutie. Call the Marietta Vet Clinic at 404-919-5150.  For more information on the clinic visit

Monday, September 2, 2013

Bring Your Child to Learn at the Vet Day

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM are happy to announce "Bring Your Child to Learn at the Vet Day" on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 9:00 to closing.  It is a special day where children come with their parents and pets to learn the importance of being a good steward to animals.  The veterinarian and staff will talk with the children about the needs of animals and how to co-exist with kindness. 

Marietta vet clinic understands that pets require a tremendous amount of care, and children can learn to help parents properly take care of pets.  Feeding, bathing, and letting the dog outside can be a shared chore between everyone in the family.  It's the intent of Marietta Vet Clinic is to teach children age appropriate information on how to feed their pet, proper bathing and much more.  Proper food for a dog or cat and amounts make a difference in the quality of an animals quality of life.  "Some foods can even be dangerous to pets, so children need to know," says Ashley Peckich, Office Manager at the animal clinic

In addition to feeding, topics such playing, teasing and leaving a dog to rest will be discussed. Appropriate etiquette between dogs, cats and children is important for the happiness of both. 

Marietta Vet Clinic offers affordable pet vaccinations, dog vaccinations, cat vaccinations, puppy vaccinations, kitten vaccinations and well care to the Marietta, Kennesaw, Dallas, Acworth and Powder Spring areas.  It would be the great pleasure of the clinic to welcome you, your children and your pets to the clinic.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Update on Finding Wendy a Home

Wendy has found her forever home and the adoption is final. She has a Mom, Dad, and straight A brother and sister. The best news of all is that they love her so much!

A big thank you to Mostly Mutts, +Julian Peckich DVM , veterinarian and all that helped!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Peek into Marietta Vet Clinic

Marietta Vet Clinic, the animal clinic and pet clinic for cats and dogs gives a peek into the clinic. The cozy corner pet clinic offers a comfortable atmosphere for dogs and cats at a vulnerable time. A warm and home like environment is of utmost concern. Welcome new pets for affordable pet vaccinations and pet care. See the clinic and +Julian Peckich DVM, veterinarian before you come!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Meet Julian Peckich DVM of Marietta Vet Clinic

Meet Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM. Take a quick look at the animal clinic and Dr. Peckich as he treats dogs and cats.  The clinic is an affordable pet vaccine clinic with vaccine clinics for cats and vaccine clinics for dogs.  The services are available in Marietta, GA and surrounding areas, as the clinic is also a mobile veterinary clinic.  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Puppy Proofing Your Home Before Your New Pet Arrives

Marietta Vet Clinic in Marietta, GA

Puppy Proof Your New Home Says Marietta Veterinarian

Puppy proofing your house before the arrival of your new dog is always a good idea.  For extra tips on puppy proofing, check out Marietta Vet Clinic's Blog.  Keeping your new pet safe is your responsibility, and the pet clinic is happy to help.  For more information on puppy proofing, click below.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Marietta Vet Clinic Supports a New Hand Sanitizer

Marietta Vet Clinic and Veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM suppport fiteBac SkinCare Germicidal Hand Softening Gel as the hand sanitizer of choice at the pet clinic.  "Frequent hand washing and changing of gloves makes fiteBac the perfect choice for the clinic.  The cross co-polymer formulation leaves hands feeling soft, and that works well for frequent hand washers," says Dr. Peckich.

fiteBac can leave your hands smooth and silky, because it's a germicidal hand gel without skin destroying alcohol or water.  It's a unique formulation that kills bacteria while softening skin, and veterinarians need a gentle sanitizer.  fiteBac does not dry hands, like traditional alcohol based sanitizers.  It's the perfect solution for veterinarians. 

Marietta Vet Clinic believes fiteBac is the hand sanitizer all veterinarians should use.  The clinic is voting to get the product on the shelf at Walmart, and plan to every day until the September 6, 2013 deadline. 

Anyone interested in helping fiteBac, login to facebook and click the following link to vote.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Marietta Vet Clinic Releases New Video about Pet Clinic 404-919-5150

Marietta Vet Clinic is pleased to announce a new video on YouTube for those wanting  to learn more about the animal clinic.  View the video at and enjoy!

Marietta Vet Clinic, veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM and staff welcome new dogs and cats to the affordable animal clinic.  "It would be our pleasure to have you and your pet join our family," says Dr. Peckich.

The animal clinic plans to produce videos for more insight into the clinic and pets it serves.  "It would be our pleasure to include pets and the owners in our upcoming videos.  Just contact the clinic for details. Marietta Vet Clinic 3696 Largent Way #400 Marietta, GA  30064 or call 404-919-5150.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Pups Relaxing at the Vet Clinic

Marietta Veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM has a great relaxing animal clinic. Take a look at these two siblings taking a quick nap! Rabies vaccination or a quick wellness visit, the pet clinic is a great place for pets to come, get taken care of and perhaps even take a nap!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

End of Life Decisions for Your Precious Pet

End of Life Decisions for Your Precious Pet
Older Pets
If your pet is aging and you are having trouble deciding on when to say goodbye, +Marietta Vet Clinic  can help you during this difficult time.  Quality of life for many pets is relative, so veterinarian, +Julian Peckich DVM  can help your decision making process. 

+Marietta Vet Clinic offers a Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, Powder Springs and Marietta mobile veterinary clinic for people and pets that need to remain at home. We can accommodate most needs during this vulnerable time in life.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Animals, People and the Joy

Are you considering a pet?  Animals and people can share true friendship when there's mutual respect and love.  The Marietta Vet Clinic believes animals bring great joy to the lives of people, and are integral parts of families and the joy life brings.  Marietta Vet Clinic and Marietta veterinarian, +Julian Peckich DVM are happy to answer questions and offer suggestions on having a pet.  True friendship between animals, dogs, cats and people is not only highly rewarding, but a joy some people shouldn't miss.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Multiple Pets in a Home

There are benefits to multiple pets in a home.  Many dogs and cats, just like people enjoy the companionship and comfort another animal brings.  With a few exceptions, pets are usually happier with other pets.  Pets not only entertain one another, but they can reduce feelings of separation anxiety and for some, the dreaded feeling of being alone. An additional dog or cat can give existing animals a sense of well-being. However, the added investment needed to care for another pet should always be considered in advance.  Food, grooming, boarding and veterinary care should be a part of the family budget.

There are many reasons for adding a pet.  In addition to companionship, another animal can help revitalize an aging pet.  Older dogs come to life and move more, inadvertently exercising and resulting in better health.

Let's take a look at a few things to consider when adding another pet for a smoother, calmer transition.

1. Take in consideration the health and age of existing pets.  An additional younger pet can pester an older         animal mercilessly, causing undue and continual stress.

2. Consider choosing a breed that will work well with the pets you already have.  If you have an active dog,
    perhaps another active dog would work.

3. Make sure you pets new and old are up to date on pet vaccinations and parasite screening.  

4.  Check compatibility of your new pet with your old pet. It's best to have pets meet for the first time outside the home.  Perhaps a park would be a good place.  Try to walk the dogs together, sometimes, this can help calm anxiety.  If all goes well, have both animals meet in the cul-de-sac or area in front of the house.  Eventually move to the front lawn if all goes well.  These meetings should help both animals to better be at ease at an in-house meeting.

5.  Remember to give positive reinforcement when the animals act positively towards one another.  This lets them know you think it's OK they are together.

After adopting a pet, make sure to give both new and old pets plenty of time and love. If behavioral problems arise, Marietta Vet Clinic, and veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM  will be happy to discuss any specific issues.  Pet generally are happier with others and with a little effort, it usually can be achieved.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Activities for a Bored Dog

If you are looking to cure your dog from boredom, these few suggestions could mean a lot to your dog.  A little getting out of the house and exercise can help a dog stay healthy and happy.  The Marietta Vet Clinic and Marietta veterinarian+Julian Peckich DVM would like to help.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Join Marietta Vet Clinic to Help Support Animals

It is the great pleasure of Julian Peckich DVM and Marietta Vet Clinic to become a sponsor of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  The animal clinic supports HSUS because of their progress for the sake of animals across the United States.  HSUS is there for animals in a multitude of ways such as raiding dog-fighting rings, rescuing hurricane and flood animals, feeding starving horses from western wildfires, rescuing exotic animals from roadside zoos and much more.  Supporters, like Marietta Vet Clinic helped HSUS rescue or care for more than 100,000 animals last year.

"Marietta Vet Clinic has done a small part in helping HSUS.  As our pet clinic grows, it is our intention to help more," says Dr. Peckich, veterinarian at the clinic.  "We believe in the vision of the society and plan to stay connected."  HSUS has 11 milllion inspiring visits to their website and 2,783 attendees at their 2012 Taking Action for Animals and Animal Care Expo Conferences, 1.6 million facebook fans, 1+ million reads of All Animals, 9.3 million viewings of the HSUS videos and 1+ million viewing of  "Sandbox'" a national PSA promoting shelter adoptions produced by The Shelter Pet Project.  Multitudes of events and contests for fundraising have been established.  

Nothing's more touching than the rescuing and providing healing and sanctuary to animals in need.  

You may ask yourself, how can you help?  The simplest way is to donate.  Even a one-time gift can make a difference.  If you are able, monthly gifts by credit card or bank account can be set up.  Donations of old cars, trucks and boats can be given that benefit HSUS.  Further details are available online at or by calling 866-720-2676.

You can make a difference in the life of an animal.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Take Your Dog to the Dentist

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterianian Julian Peckich DVM and dentist, Kirk Kimmerling DDS have announced a partnership in the Verde Pointe Condominium Complex.  Both professionals work in close proximity to one another, and have decided it would be convenient for many people to drop their dog or cat off at the veterinarian, and then head on for a dental appointment.

"It's my pleasure to work with Marietta Vet Clinic, as my patients like the convenience," says Dr. Kimmerling.

Appointments can be made for Dr. Kimmerling 3698 Largent Way NW Ste 202, Marietta, GA  30064 by calling 770-423-4900, and appointments for Dr. Peckich at the Marietta Vet Clinic 3696 Largent Way #400 Marietta, GA  30064  by calling 404-919-5150.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Things Our Pets Do

Pets can do the funniest things that warm your heart. Across the internet, the latest craze is to publish a picture of a dog or cat with a sign declaring something they've done wrong. It's all meant for fun. 

Marietta Vet Clinic is happy to post these comical pictures on this blog and across the internet if you have one you'd like to share. Please never jeopardize your pet or yourself for the sake of a funny picture. 

"Animals are the best, and we enjoy the silly humor of pet owners," says Ashley Peckich, Office Assistant at the Marietta Vet Clinic. 

The animal clinic is now accepting pictures of owners and pets with one or two sentences about the picture to publish.  If you want your pet to be a veterinary star, perhaps Marietta Vet Clinic can help.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Keep Your Precious Pet a Healthy Weight

It's a known fact that pets are healthier and live longer when they maintain a healthy weight. Since many pets need to shed the extra pounds, Marietta Vet Clinic and +Julian Peckich DVM, veterinarian offer a suggestion.

Dogs and cats alike look forward to snacks and meal time, so it's difficult to change the amount of times a day they expect to eat. The answer is to gradually reduce the portions they receive. Cut snacks in half, but continue the ritual at the same time. If portions are lessened slowly, your pet will be none the wiser.

Getting your pet a healthy weight can be achieved with a little forethought and effort.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wendy Needs a Home

Marietta Vet Clinic and Julian Peckich DVM, veterinarian have announced the "Find Wendy a  Home Campaign."  Wendy is a 20 month female dog weighing 35 lbs in need of her forever home.  She is a sweet animal that loves people and pets alike. Take a look at her picture and let the clinic know if she fits your life. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Funny Dog Story

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM welcomed a cute black Pomeranian dog to the animal clinic. Mimi was a rescue to be adopted by a man named Ronnie. He decided to name the dog after his late grandmother, Mimi; the name he called his grandmother.

Ronnie decided Mimi was not a good fit, so the foster Mother decided to give her a forever home.  Mimi is a terrific companion to her other dog, Coco, also a Pomeranian.  Mimi knew her name, so it was kept.  Funny!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hello Pet Lovers, Marietta Vet Clinic Has a New Website

Marietta Vet Clinic and Julian Peckich DVM have announced the launch of their new website. It was created with intent to give a more user-friendly experience.  "People want to navigate needed information easily when they use the internet," say Dr. Peckich.  "We created the website to do just that.  Veterinary information in a useful format."

Marietta Vet Clinic has created a responsive website that allows users from a multitude of platforms to view the website in a usable form.  Pulling up the new website on your Android, iPhone, iPad, desktop or laptop, all display the website's information in a useful format.  Information is never missing or unavailable.  It's about the optimum viewing experience as the site re-sizes and reshapes as a user scrolls across many devices.

Marietta Vet Clinic welcomes new pets to the affordable animal clinic.  It's conveniently located in West Cobb, off Dallas Highway at 3696 Largent Way #400 Marietta, GA  30064, and if you're looking for a mobile veterinarian, we're your clinic.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pomeranian, Coco Gets Rabies Vaccine with a Happy Face

Happy Coco after Rabies Vaccine

Coco and her Mother Happy at Marietta Vet Clinic
Coco, a pomeranian canine received her rabies vaccine without even the smallest whimper at the Marietta Vet Clinic in Marietta, GA.  Coco, a known cry baby per her Mother was seen by Dr. Julian Peckich DVM, a veterinarian at the clinic.  "I am so pleased with the visit, that we took a picture of Coco after the vaccine.  She usually pouts the rest of the day, but not this time.  Coco loves the clinic and the treat she received,"  says Ashley, Mother of Coco.

Marietta Vet Clinic is happy to share Coco's happiness with the world.  Thank you for trusting in the clinic for your pet care.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Puppy's Name Needed

An extremely cute and happy puppy visits the Marietta Vet Clinic and Dr Julian Peckich DVM. The owner still hasn't decided on a final name and is taking suggestions. The animal clinic is now accepting any names to pass onto the owner. "It's our pleasure to get involved and be apart of the fun side of having animal. We love them all," says Ashley Peckich, Office Manager. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Can a Dog Smile During a Veterinary Visit?

Marietta Vet Clinic was pleased to welcome a very happy dog to the animal clinic. The dog smiled during the visit as he looked tickled pink. Take a closer look for yourself and see the love for veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM and the pet clinic.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Can a Cat Get Angry and Hold a Grudge Asks the Marietta Vet Clinic

Anyone that owns a cat will tell you they are independent, but many people believe cats have the ability to remember both the good and bad that happens to them.  In fact, some believe they have the ability to hold a grudge.

The Marietta Vet Clinic is interested in what cat owners have to say about their pet.  Is your cat intelligent enough to hold a grudge?  Let's take a look at some facts.

Cats have the same lobe in their cerebral cortex as humans. This part of the brain is called the seat of intelligence which explains a cat's ability to remember both pleasurable and  non-pleasurable events such as mealtime or an abrupt shooing away. Would a cat's intelligence make him smart enough to hold a grudge?

So it's been said a cat's memory is up to 16 hours in comparison to a dog's five minute memory span.  Does this ability demonstrate enough intelligence for a cat to maintain a sour disposition because of a grudge?

Interesting research points to what many cat owners think. Do cats remember and have the ability to hold a grudge?  If you think your cat is mad at you, you may be right.

The Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM invite cats to join it's animal clinic in Marietta, GA.   It would be their great pleasure to have you join the family.    

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cats and Dogs Alike Give Marietta Vet Clinic Excellent Reviews

Marietta Vet Clinic, Julian Peckich DVM and staff would like to thank our pet owners for the five star reviews written.

It was our great pleasure to serve you and your pets. We thank you for your trust and confidence, and most of all referrals. You and your pet are our top priority!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dogs and Owners Both Need a Good Night's Rest

If it's bedtime in your house and your dog insists on sleeping on your bed, you may not be getting the rest you need. Dogs can be quite pushy leaving people tired and unable to get a good nights sleep. The solution is to train a dog to sleep separately from the first day it arrives at your home.  Establishing where everyone sleeps from the start will make both you and your dog happier in the long run.  Just like children, pets do not know what's best for them, and as a owner you need to make good decisions that benefit you both.

The best place for a new dog to sleep is in a crate.  Most new dogs needs to have a safe place to call their own, and a crate accommodates that need too.  It helps establish sleep time rules and gives them a place they can feel safe in their new environment.

Remember, If you are crowded in bed, so is your dog. Once a crate is routine, you'll both be better off.  If you are looking for more information on specific dog training troubles, schedule an appointment with Marietta Vet Clinic, and +Julian Peckich DVM would be happy to suggest training techniques.  If you need to find a veterinarian, a local veterinarian and are in Marietta, GA, look no further.  You have found us.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Verde Pointe Condominium Association Is a Health Park

If you live in West Cobb, Marietta, Verde Pointe Condominium Association is the perfect place to make your medical home. There is medical care for the whole family and pets alike. It offers a  +Kirk Kimmerling DDS, cosmetic and emergency dentist, Michael Rossitch DDS - children's dentist, Ranan Stimpson DO-optometrist,  William McLendon DDS-orthodontist, William Sisk MD- pediatrician, Resurgeons-orthopaedic surgeons, and +Julian Peckich DVM, veterinarian.

It's a place where families and pets get much of their medical needs fulfilled.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

This Corner Veterinarian Clinic is Comfortable and Cozy

Marietta Vet Clinic considers itself unique. You may ask yourself, what makes a veterinary clinic comfortable for pets and owners alike?  The answer is simple.  Marietta Vet Clinic is a cozy, corner clinic.  Although, other clinics are inviting, the Marietta Vet Clinic is inviting, cozy and comfortable and at the corner of the building. It's a pleasing place to bring your pet, just like being at home.  Pets and owners alike have noticed the relaxing atmosphere.

Want to experience the corner clinic, and make an appointment at our dog friendly and affordable animal clinic?  Meet Dr. Julian Peckich DVM, and you will see why others feel comfortable and relaxed. Call us today. 404-919-5150

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Pets at the Vet Clinic

The Marietta Vet Clinic is pleased to welcome and thank all the new pets that have come into the animal clinic. We understand the confidence you have placed in us and appreciate all the kind words.

It would be our pleasure to welcome your family and friend to our clinic for affordable pet care.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ok Marietta, The Veterinarian Comes to You in Time of Need

In today's high paced lifestyles, finding time to vaccinate the family dog or cat is sometimes hard to orchestrate.  At Marietta Vet Clinic, Julian Peckich DVM has included a mobile pet clinic along with his veterinary office at 3696 Largent Way #400 Marietta, GA  30064.  "Serving pets from the community in which I grew up is important to me.  That's why we have designed an mobile pet clinic with affordable pet fees even when traveling," says Julian Peckich DVM.

Marietta Vet Clinic works hand in hand with Pets in Peace, a local business dedicated to the memory of pets through the process of pet cremation.  Both Dr. Peckich and Pets in Peace are available to come to your home with options making the experience more loving end-life experience.  If the pet owner desires, the pet will be transported from the home or veterinary clinic after passing.  Dr. Peckich will provide professional assistance with making arrangements with compassion.

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals!" Immanuel Kant

Marietta Vet Clinic offers affordable fees in office and with the mobile vet clinic.  Both operate Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays.  The mobile clinic is available in a time of need to the Marietta, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Dallas, Acworth and surrounding Georgia communities. 

Rabies Vaccine...It's the Law in Georgia

Did you know that Georgia Law (Rabies Control Law-O.C.G.A-31-19) requires every owned dog and cat to be vaccinated against rabies?  It's true, and only a licensed veterinarian is qualified to give and track the approved vaccine in accordance with the National Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control.

 A veterinarian will do an exam on your dog or cat along with the rabies shot.  The rabies vaccination comes with an actual metal tag and proof of vaccination certificate.

Why vaccinate against rabies?

Rabies is a viral infection causing acute acute encephalitis in warm-blooded animals that can be passed between animals and to humans.  Animal control and implemented vaccination programs have been highly effective in domestic dogs and cats.

If you have not vaccinated your pet against rabies, contact a veterinarian and do so immediately.  He will discuss other vaccinations necessary for a healthy pet.

At Marietta Vet Clinic, it is our pleasure to offer affordable pet vaccines, including an affordable rabies vaccine.  Please call and schedule an appointment today.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Let's Make it a Good Day, New Dog Owners

Being a new dog owner brings incredible joy, as a new dog generates natural feelings of love instantaneously.  However, not long after reality sets in.  Dogs not only bring joy, but plenty of work too, and if you allow your new pet to rule the house, you will soon  feel over-whelmed. The sooner you get serious about training your new pet, the better. 

Most people could use a little advise on training, so a good way to start is to sign up for a local pet training class.  Stores such as Petsmart offer affordable classes for groups.  The classes teach you to be in command of your pet and the house.  They also give opportunity to discuss any unique problems you are having with accredited pet training instructors.  

If you decide to take on a new dog, decide to train.  It'll be a good decision for your home.  Feel free to call our Marietta animal clinic with any further questions.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello World, Marietta Vet Clinic Here!

Hello world!  It's the pleasure of Marietta Vet Clinic to serve you and your pet.  The mission of our animal clinic is to keep your pet healthy as possible with preventative medicine.  "We believe a healthy pet is a much happier pet," say Julian Peckich DVM, veterinarian.  That's why we offer affordable care to owners and pets alike.

The office offers convenient office hours including day, evening and Saturday appointments.  Please call our office to schedule soon!