Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Let Marietta Vet Clinic Brush Your Dog's Teeth with a Sonicare For Kids

Most pet owners realize that the family dog can benefit from excellent oral hygiene.  It not only gives your dog better breath, but overall better health.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM  in conjunction with +Verde Pointe Dental Associates , +Kirk Kimmerling DDS and +Suzanna Aguilera are hosting the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush For Kids and Dogs Healthy Mouth Campaign July 4th Week.

The event offers free teeth brushing for dogs at the pet clinic with the Sonicare For Kids. It's a test run to see if your dog or puppy will tolerate the brushing before you purchase the brush.   "Many puppies do well if started at an early age,"

Verde Pointe Dental will offer demonstrations of the Sonicare For Kids to parents, as children come in for routine cleanings, exams and dental procedures.

Need more info on the event?  Click here for details.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Rescue Dog Survives a Difficult Start to Life after being Left Behind

Ruski, a red haired rescue dog faced a difficult start to life, but thanks to a good Samaritan with a heart for
Rescue Dog After 10 years
animals, a miracle happened.

Ruski was left behind, starving, underweight, missing hair, riddled with worms, and just lost pups. It's a story about a dog that survived a horrible start to life and serious health issues until a humanitarian stepped up and took the time to help a dog that no one wanted.  The Samaritan gained Ruski's trust and began healing her wounded body and heart. 

Ruski was abandoned, alone and outside in the cold month of January. Temperatures had plummeted into the low 20's, and she was threatened by starvation. Her fortune turned when a good Samaritan decided to make a difference.

Ruski was taken to a veterinarian that diagnosed her with a dim prognosis of end stage of heart worm. Although she lived, it was a sad and difficult journey.  Ruski is healed and is now living a safe and wonderful life.

Marietta Vet Clinic urges people to consider adopting a pet before shopping.  If you are ever confronted with a situation that you can help a pet in need, be a good Samaritan.  

+Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian+Julian Peckich DVM believes that the success of the rescue dog should be shared.    

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fourth of July Can Stink for Dogs But A Few Tips Can Help

Your Dog  and the Fourth of July
Although the Fourth of July is festive and full of celebration for people, generally it's not the best day of the year for the family dog.  More pets are lost on the Fourth of July, than any other day in the year, and shelters are a busy place every July 5th.

A few simple tips can ensure a good holiday for both people and pets.

1. Leave your pet at home for the festivities.  There's
    not many pets that enjoy the loud firecrackers.

2. Take the dog out for exercise early in the day before the party begins.

3. Make sure your dog has a tag with updated information.

4. Keep your dog away from fireworks, glow sticks and festive decorations.  Many dogs will ingest festivities with dire consequences.

5. Have friends play with the dog away from the grill preventing an accident.

6. Keep a current photo on hand of your dog for flyers and social media.

7. Keep your dog hydrated, as they can suffer heat strokes, much like people.

All and all, the Fourth of July and pets generally don't mix well.  It's best to keep the family dog home, close the drapes, blinds and go by yourself.  Pets generally do not associate the noise, flashes and loud bangs of fireworks with fun.  If you need a veterinarian in Marietta, +Marietta Vet Clinic and Marietta veterinarian+Julian Peckich DVM would be happy to see your pet.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Crappy Flight Forces Emergency Landing

A May 28, cross country flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, US Airway 598 was forced into an permeated the plane.  The culprit was a service dog that pooped in the isle during the flight.
Trapped Passengers with Dog on Crappy Flight
unscheduled landing after a horrific smell

According to passengers aboard, the horrible aroma began after about an hour into the flight.  The smell became unbearable for many.  There were people dry-heaving and others throwing up. Unfortunately,  the flight crew cleaned up the mess, and the dog did it again. The crew ran out of cleaning supplies.The flight made an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri. It was cleaned up at landing, and the service dog was re-booked on another flight.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and Marietta veterinarian+Julian Peckich DVM welcome new pets to the veterinary clinic.