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October – Animal Safety & Protection This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your pet and ensure they are healthy. Check out the below safety Tips:
- Be proactive. Keep all animals up to date on immunizations.
- Pet-proof your home. Remove or secure choking hazards and toxic chemicals. Make your home pet-friendly and safe.
- Identify your animals. Place tags securely on collars and even label collars with your contact information. If you have more uncommon pets, take pictures in the event they get loose.
- In a disaster, have a plan. Who will be responsible for locating each animal in the house? How will you transport them? If it is a fire, human life takes priority. However, place decals on windows and doors with the number of humans and each kind and number of pets residing in the home. Keep them up to date.
- Learn basic first aid. Caring for your animal at home will prevent a minor injury from becoming severe. Always call your veterinarian if you are unsure.
- Know your animal. If your animal’s behavior changes, watch for signs of illness. Is he injured or spent too much time in the heat? Contact your veterinarian before giving human over the counter medications.
Dental CareDespite 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. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. […]
Wellness ExamsYour pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. 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 and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems […]
SurgeryIn our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, 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, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs. Our staff is highly […]
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I adopted a sweet, little, rescue dog a few weeks ago from Purr Rescue. Purr takes their rescues to Commencement Bay to be evaluated, and made adoption ready. My poor little guy hurt himself on his way up the stairs last Tuesday and I called several vets in my area Wednesday to see if someone could see him and all were booked up. I also let Purr know and they suggested I call Commencement Bay. They said they would have to call me back, which they did and they were able to fit me in Friday afternoon. Dr Martin asked me what happened, did a touch exam on his legs and back, found the tender spot, set him on the floor to watch him walk and made an assessment based on his observations. He prescribed complete kennel rest for two weeks and some anti-inflammatory medications. We may have to do more testing but I am very grateful that they could fit me in and I like Dr Martin's quick, thorough, no nonsense manor. Everyone is masked, you wait in your car until they come out to get you, you are allowed to come in with your pet as long as you are properly masked and the staff is efficient, caring and helpful. I highly recommend Commencement Bay.
There is no better place for outstanding care of your furry companion than Dr. Karen Comer and her team (with a special shout out to Michele, the amazing admin who makes it all happen efficiently). Dr. Comer is outstanding in her diagnostic skills and then determining the best course of treatment. For many years, we only saw her as a "specialist," when other vets were unable to help our dogs. Luckily, she later established a full-time clinic and practice so that she became our regular family vet. Now, our dogs get the best care for all their health needs and regular checkups. If you're like we are, you want to know that you have a vet for your animals that you can trust 100% and have complete confidence in their skills and expertise. That's what we have with Dr. Comer.