Shifts in your pet’s behavior may be an indication of underlying medical issues. At Mulnix Animal Clinic we review our patient’s behavior and assess them for medical concerns that may be causing the issue. From there, we develop a plan to address your pet’s behavior.
If we find your pet’s behavior is not a result of a medical condition, we will discuss other measures that can be taken to correct certain behaviors.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease can be very uncomfortable for pets and the longer it is left untreated, the more complicated and expensive it becomes to treat. Furthermore, improper care of your pet’s teeth can often be the cause of serious illness. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please make an appointment immediately:
- Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
Proper dental care is one of the easiest ways to protect your pet’s health and keep them pain free. Schedule an oral exam to prevent irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
Your Pet’s Dental Cleaning
At Mulnix Animal Clinic, your pet’s dental cleaning begins with a physical examination. This examination is important for evaluating your pet’s general health. After the physical exam, your pet is given an anesthetic for a safe and painless sleep during his or her dental cleaning.
The first part of dental cleaning requires the removal of tartar using a hand scaler. Next, an ultrasonic scaler is used to clean above the gum line while a curette cleans and smooths the teeth under the gum line in the crevice between the teeth and gums. Then your pet’s teeth are polished, and the gums are washed with an anti-bacterial solution to help delay tartar build-up.
If your pet requires advanced procedures such as root canals or extractions, we will have a specialist come in to complete these services.
Cleaning Your Pet’s Teeth At Home
There are easy steps you can take at home to keep your pet’s teeth clean including regularly brushing their teeth! Our knowledgeable team can show you the safest, most effective method of brushing your pet’s teeth.
Radiology and Ultrasound
We offer medical imaging to aid in the diagnosis of many different conditions. Radiographs and ultrasound are both painless and noninvasive ways to evaluate organs and bones allowing us to better understand what is occurring in a pet’s body. In some cases, medical imaging can detect conditions and situations that may otherwise have gone undetected for months or years. Our state-of-the-art radiology and ultrasound are conducted by our trained and compassionate staff, making it both safe and effective.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive method of pain management that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments. Laser treatment uses deep-penetrating light to promote the stimulation of injured cells and the release of endorphins.
You may begin to see improvement in your pet’s condition after their first treatment, but with each additional treatment you will reduce your pet’s healing time and reduce inflammation. If your pet suffers from pain associated with osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, chronic/acute pain or trauma, skin conditions, ear infections, post-surgical healing, wound/laceration healing, and more, consider laser therapy treatment.
Microchipping your pet is a painless and easy way to increase the likelihood of being reunited with your animal if they were to become lost. Tagged collars are always recommended, however, microchips are an additional layer of protection if your pet’s collar happens to fall off. Each microchip is the size of a grain of rice and once registered transmits the contact information of owners to a handheld scanner. Most veterinary hospitals and shelters have a handheld scanner that they will use when a lost pet is brought in. If your pet is microchipped and registered, they will then be able to reach out to you and safely return your pet.
We maintain a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs quickly and conveniently. We also encourage you to browse our online pharmacy accessible here for convenient delivery and additional products.
Stress Free Handling
At Mulnix Animal Clinic, we go above and beyond to ensure your pet feels at ease. We understand that visiting the vet can be anxiety inducing for many pets, which is why we’ve created an extremely pet-friendly, low-stress environment at our clinic. Not only do we treat our exam rooms with calming spray, but we also offer treats, handle each pet as little as possible, and take our time to ensure our patients feel safe.
Mulnix Animal Clinic is equipped to perform a variety of surgical services including routine spays and neuters, tumor removal, orthopedic surgery and much more. Our skilled team uses the safest methods possible and we utilize both general and local anesthesia to control pain during the operation. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, we will not only ensure your pet’s medical needs are addressed efficiently and effectively but will also make sure they feel calm and cared for throughout the entirety of the prep, procedure, and recovery process.
Vaccines And Parasite Prevention
Vaccines are an important preventative care tool for keeping pets healthy starting at a very young age. Vaccines provide immunity against certain diseases or lessen the severity of others to provide maximum protection. At Mulnix Animal Clinic, we will help you create a vaccine schedule for your pet, and we will make vaccines as quick and painless as possible.
Preventing a disease before it occurs is the easiest way to ensure a long and healthy life for your pet. Routine wellness exams allow us to prevent future health problems or detect disease early. During routine wellness checkups, your veterinarian will assess:
- Overall Body Condition
- Heart and Lungs
- Abdominal Organs
- Musculoskeletal System
- Neurologic System
- Urogenital System
- Lymph Nodes
If a cause for concern is identified during your pet’s wellness exam, we will develop a treatment plan together.
At Mulnix Animal Clinic, we have state-of-the art laboratory and diagnostic equipment that allows us to do many lab tests onsite. Labs are essential to detect disease and underlying causes of illness in your pet. We may recommend lab work for a variety of reasons, some common tests include complete blood counts, urinalysis and chemistry panels. Our laboratory is staffed by experienced veterinary technicians that will ensure your pet’s tests are interpreted quickly and accurately, allowing us to begin your pet’s treatment immediately.