You share more than you realize with your dog, including bacteria. Exposure to germs in your dog's mouth can increase your risk of developing capnocytophaga, a serious blood infection.View Article
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Our pets age 5 to 7 years for every one of ours, making yearly physicals even more necessary than our own. Therefore, our veterinarians strongly recommend annual wellness examinations to ensure that your pet receives the best preventative medicine. In addition, the earlier a problem is detected the better the outcome for your furry friend. Vaccinations will be customized to your pet's lifestyle.
At any point pets can become ill and require assistance. We strive to provide the very best care for your pet by listening carefully to you and performing a thorough physical exam. Our doctors use state of the art diagnostics when needed, and the latest information and medications to get your pet back to feeling better in the shortest time possible.
Our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthetics and monitoring devices. All animals undergoing surgery have their heart rate, and blood oxygen levels monitored throughout the procedure. Our doctors believe strongly in providing aggressive pain management before, during and after your pet's surgical procedure.
State-of-the-art surgical facilities
Sophisticated surgical monitoring, ensuring maximum safety under anesthesia
Maintaining good oral health can add years to your pet's life and can make their later years more comfortable and happy. The following are signs and symptoms of poor oral health:
Persistent bad breath Sensitivity around the mouth
Pawing at the mouth Loss of appetite
Plaque (often not visible unless stained) Bleeding, inflamed, or receding gums
Tartar (creamy brown, hard material) Loose or missing teeth
Difficulty eating or chewing food
During an annual visit, the doctor will examine your pet's mouth for signs of early gum disease and point out areas of tartar build-up or decay. If you notice any of the warning signs listed above, do not wait for the next annual visit. Call our office and set up an appointment today.
Hospitalized patients are examined daily by our veterinarians who communicate progress to their owners.
In most cases, owners are encouraged to visit their hospitalized pet. This can often boost the patient's moral, which may factor into the recovery process.
Our in-house laboratory allows us to have results of many blood test in less than an hour. For more in depth or specialized testing, we use an outside laboratory.
Our digital radiograph equipment provides high quality x-rays quickly to help our veterinarians evaluate your pet. We are able to electronically share the images should a specialized consult be necessary.
We offer emergency services during normal working hours. Please call ahead so that we may prepare for your arrival.
If your pet is in need of emergency care after hours, contact the Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic at 207-989-6267. This information is also on our answering machine.