Marin Pet Hospital

Marin Pet Hospital

840 Francisco Blvd. West
San Rafael, California 94901
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Local Phone: (415) 454-4414
E-mail: info@marinpethospital.com

A full service small animal hospital. They provide care from vaccinations and spay/neuter, to significant work-ups for orthopedic and TPLO surgeries, and chemotherapy and work in conjunction with board certified surgeons and radiologists on site, and fully boarded ophthalmologists, dermatologists and other specialists off-site.

In addition, they offer boarding for dogs, cats and pocket pets. They also provide basic grooming care; bathing, nail trims, ear cleaning and matt removal.

Blue green algae in Clear Lake
Blue green algae in Clear Lake
By Bill Barboni, DVM and Chris Pitts, RVT, Marin Pet Hospital, San Rafael, CA

You may see signs in the late summer and early fall warning you to keep out of ponds and lakes. This is because of the potential for exposure to blue-green algae. These algae produce toxins (microcystins and anatoxins) that can affect your dog’s nervous system and cause liver failure. more »
Vet Buzz from Bill Barboni, DVM and Chris Pitts, RVT,
Marin Pet Hospital, San Rafael, CA

we husky dogSwimming is not for every dog. Some dogs are afraid of water and others, such as greyhounds, have a tendency to sink. That said, there are a ton of water-loving dogs out there who will love to go on hikes that include a swim, or who love to paddle around the family pool. more »
Vet Buzz from Bill Barboni, DVM and Chris Pitts, RVT,
Marin Pet Hospital, San Rafael, CA

tickAlthough many people think ticks only come out in the spring and summer, in the west these bloodthirsty bugs are more likely to be encountered in late fall and winter. There are many species of ticks but the western black-legged tick, which is mostly reddish brown in color and found primarily in humid northwestern coastal areas and the western slopes of the northern Sierra Nevada, is the species that carries Lyme disease. more »
Vet Buzz from Bill Barboni, DVM and Chris Pitts, RVT, Marin Pet Hospital, San Rafael, CA

Think it’s cool to throw your dog a nice fresh piece of raw salmon, trout or steel head on your fishing trip? Think again. What is salmon poisoning? Salmon poisoning is actually an infection caused by the rickettsial organism Neorickettsia helminthoeca. What causes salmon poisoning?  more »
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