At Paws & Claws Mobile Vet PLLC, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet(s). If you have any questions or would like more information , please contact us at (704) 779-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Exams and Consultations
A yearly wellness exam is the foundation of helping your companion(s) achieve optimal health. Senior pets may benefit from multiple checkups throughout the year to catch early signs of age-related illnesses. Early intervention can stabilize and improve quality of life for aging pets. In all pets, it is a chance to become familiar with their individual needs and to monitor any changes in weight, blood chemistries, mobility, and well-being.
Our exams begin with a discussion about their diet and day-to-day experiences, in addition to any known health concerns you may have. We want to make sure we understand their lifestyle and focus on any issue that needs a closer look. We then take our time with a full, nose-to-toes examination of your companion(s),and prefer to let them set the pace to ensure they remain comfortable with our gentle hands-on approach throughout the exam. We use lots of treats to help gain our patients’ trust. Our goal is to create a fear-free experience as best as possible and reduce stress.
Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. We work with you to evaluate your pet(s) nutritional needs and lifestyle necessary to improve their overall health. we take into account age, any known food allergies, lifestyle and activity level. There is no standard diet that works for everyone and we view each patient as an individual with unique needs and tastes. We believe in supporting our patient’s immune systems by creating stronger gastrointestinal health, using probiotics, supplements, and dietary adjustments.
Your pet’s oral health plays an important role in their well-being. Paws & Claws Mobile Vet PLLC offers dentistry services to help you protect their smile. All dental procedures are performed under general anesthesia for their comfort and safety. We are equipped to provide routine teeth cleanings and dental extractions. Dr Marshall performs the necessary dental procedures while her veterinary assistant closely monitors our patient with EKG, Pulse Oximetry and we always provide intravenous fluid therapy to keep them hydrated and maintain blood pressure. We provide post-op pain medications when needed and offer a variety of oral supplements and options to maintain better oral health.
We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to decrease your stress and worry. We perform routine surgeries that do not require hospitalization or critical after care. For surgeries that require more specialized after care, we will gladly refer you to a facility that can best meet your pet(s) needs. We refer patients with advanced surgical needs to qualified hospitals or to Board-certified surgeons.
Vaccines play a crucial role in developing and protecting your pet(s) immune system against certain diseases. Some diseases, like Rabies, can negatively impact human health, therefore, protecting your pet helps protect your human family, too. Although we value the role that vaccines play in maintaining our patients’ health, we also understand that exposure risk varies from pet to pet. We work with you to determine an individual vaccine plan for your pet(s), and take into consideration their age, overall health, lifestyle, breed, vaccine history, and any prior history of reactions. To learn more about disease risk factors your companions face and how to best protect them, please don’t hesitate to call.
Our clinic combines in-house and outside laboratory testing as needed to diagnose and monitor your pet(s) health. Not all illnesses can be detected by routine external exams and may require a closer look at organ function by analyzing blood, urine, or fecal samples collected either in the clinic or from the comfort of your home. We can typically have results ready to read either same day or following morning. If we feel that x-ray, ultrasound, or other diagnostics are needed we can refer you to a standing or specialty hospital that best suits your pet(s) needs.
Sometimes our much-loved companion(s) can wander too far from home. Microchipping can help ensure that they are returned to the safety of your arms. A microchip is a small implant about the size of a grain of rice. It is injected through a needle, just beneath the skin between the shoulder blades and can be implanted while your pet is awake or under anesthesia for another procedure. In the event that a lost pet is brought into a veterinary clinic or shelter, the staff should automatically scan for a microchip. Each microchip has a unique identification code, so when the microchip company is notified that one of their registered pets has been found, they can look up the owner’s contact information. It is important to register and keep your contact information current with your microchip company, so that a happy reunion can be just a phone call away!
Hospice and End of Life Concerns
It is not easy to say goodbye to those who nuzzled their way into your heart. We understand that the hardest part of loving your companion(s) is to make that final, selfless decision on their behalf. Our fear-free, low-stress philosophy caters gently to this stage of their journey and we believe that when it comes to comfort, there is no place like home. We do provide in-home euthanasia services and consider it an honor when trusted with this very delicate, personal moment of your lives together.
In the event that you are in need of cremation services, we can recommend very respectful and caring people who will treat your pet(s) like they were members of their own family. If you have any questions about our process or about your options, we sincerely encourage you to give us a call at (704)779-4200.