Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Marietta Vet Clinic Announces New Website

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM are proud to announce a new, more user-friendly website has been launched.  "Our website still offers the same valuable information, but in a better format," says Dr. Peckich.  "It offers valuable information with updated client information, articles and blog posts every week."
Marietta Vet Clinic Announces New Website

The blog has been popular with many people, as it is full of fun stories, pet information and fun facts and events.  People often say they weren't aware of valuable information that improves their pet's quality of life.  If it's news worthy, the clinic shares the information.

On the technical side, the website is a responsive design, making it easy to use across the different platforms; laptop, iPhone, android, desk top and more.  It's an optimal view and interaction regardless of the device used.  Re-sizing, panning and scrolling become proportionate with flexible grids and images.

Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM invite pet owners to visit the new website. Welcoming new pets to the animal clinic.  
  •     General Examinations
  •     Consultation
  •     Internal Medicine Case Workups
  •     Vaccinations
  •     Diagnostic lab work (blood, urine, culture, wound)
  •     Heartworm Testing, Treatment & Prevention
  •     Feline Leukemia Virus & Feline Immunodeficiency Testing
  •     Parvovirus Testing
  •     Parasite Screening and Prevention (worms, fleas, ticks, mites, etc)
  •     Dermatologic Concerns (scratching, hair loss (alopecia),
  •     Geriatric/Senior Wellness Exams
  •     Pediatric Care & Guidance
  •     Nutritional Counseling
  •     Microchipping
  •     In-Home Euthanasia
  •     Post-mortem Studies (Necropsy)
  •     Elective Surgeries (neuter, spay, bladder stone removal, exploratory surgery, etc)
  •     Mass Removal/Pathology
  •     Dental Assessment, Prophylaxis (cleaning) & Treatment
  •     Dental Radiology (X-Ray)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let's Meet Some Short Spine Syndrome Dogs

Although rare, short spine syndrome dogs do exist. Also known as baboon syndrome, there are five in United States; Alabama, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin with two in Italy.  New York. Ohio. Wisconsin.  Let's meet Pig, Cuda and Quasi Modo.

Quasi Modo
Cuda     Picture by Julie LaRoy

Short spine syndrome in dogs is a sever shortening of the spine due to compression, as the carleage does not harden to form bone. Some vertebrae are fused together making the spine less flexible with a normal size head close to the shoulder blades giving the appearance of no neck.

The animals back slopes downward towards its back legs, with a short, low set, twisted tail close to the ground.  Limbs are of normal size but incorrectly positioned, as the knee and elbow joints point outward.  The lower half of the abdominal looks abnormally large with a considerably compressed rib cage and reduction in the number of ribs.

Although these dogs have a difficult time in running, jumping and eating, they usually live out of normal lifespan.