Small animal and dog dentistry in Pennsburg PA is an important area of veterinary medicine and we have made a firm commitment in equipment and continuing education to make these advancements available to your pets. The safest anesthesia techniques and faster ultrasonic scaling and polishing equipment used at Runaway Farm have dramatically reduced the risks dental cleanings and have improved the quality of routine dental work. We also offer many products for use at home to reduce tartar buildup and minimize the need for teeth scaling.
The operating room at Runaway Farm is ready to provide a wide range of surgical procedures from spay and neuters, through special procedures on bones, joints, eyes, and internal organs. To provide your pet with a safe, rapid recovery and healing, with a minimum chance of complication, the newest techniques of anesthesia and strict sterile surgical methods are used by the surgeon at Runaway Farm. We will take the time before and after surgical procedures to help your pet return to good health.
The use of the Luxar (Carbon Dioxide) LASER is now used as a replacement for the scapel in our office. We take great pride in being the first veterinary practice in the area to use this LASER.
Our new LASER surgery works safely and effectively with a reduction or elimination of stitches, a reduction of post-surgical pain, swelling, and bleeding.
Most procedures can be done in our office without outside referral. This will result in less time and cost to you.
Honoring our commitment to provide the highest quality care for your pets, we now offer ultrasound imaging at our Pennsburg PA veternary hospital. Ultrasound technology is used to non-invasively diagnose your pet’s medical and surgical problems. Minimally invasive ultrasound guided biopsy can often be used instead of exploratory surgery. Liver, kidney, and bowel biopsies are possible through a 1/2″ incision, and heart disease can be more thoroughly evaluated using this new technology.
Spay And Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It's a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost.
Most dog and cat owners realize that annual vaccinations boosts their pet’s immunity to common infections. Through computerized invoicing we have the most accurate form of producing reminders for your pet’s vaccination updates. You will receive a reminder up to one month before your pet is due for his/her immunizations. And if that one passes you by, you will receive another reminder one month later to help you remember to keep your pet’s immunity at a protective level.
Runaway Farm is fully equipped with veterinarians in Pennsburg, PA to provide your pet with high quality medical care. As a part of your pet’s annual comprehensive exam he/she will receive a free ECG screening with the new PAM ECG cardiac monitor. Cooperative pets seven years or older will also receive a glaucoma screening with their examination free of charge using a tonopen, the latest technology used to accurately measure the internal eye pressure.
Many of the sick pets we see have routine problems–easily handled cases not requiring special diagnostic tests. For the more involved health problems, special techniques are available. This includes radiographs, ultrasound imaging, electrocardiograms, microbiology cultures, cytological and hematological exams. Should your pet have an elusive medical problem, we have the equipment and know-how to help you decide what is best for your pet’s care.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
Flea & Tick Control Products
Because our pets spend a lot of time with their noses to the ground, licking, and picking up everything with their mouths, they are commonly infecting themselves with intestinal parasites. Routine intestinal parasite exams can detect infections early. These parasites are easily spread and picked up around your home causing serious contamination.
Fleas, ticks, lice, and mites also pose problems for our pets. Runaway Farms offers the latest in treatment and preventive products including Heartgard Plus* for heartworms, hookworms and roundworms, Frontline TopSpot* for fleas and ticks, and Revolution* for fleas, ticks, heartworm, ear mites, sarcoptic mites, hookworms, and roundworms.
Heartworm Testing & Prevention
Since the first cases in 1968 Heartworm Disease has continued to spread and become more common in this area. As mosquitoes spread the disease it is very easy for your dog to become infected. Runaway Farm uses the occult heartworm detection method which is highly accurate in the detection of the presence of antibodies to heartworm and is the most sensitive available. Many methods of heartworm prevention are available from monthly chewable tablets to monthly topical applications.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pets' internal organs. Providing this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
Whether you need overnight boarding or daily daycare, we have pick up and drop off hours from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. With overnight boarding your pet will receive multiple daily walks for exercise or add daycare and your playful pup can play the day away with other dogs from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Standard grooming on all pets includes a bath, blow dry, nail trim, ear clean, expressing anal glands, and a light trim.
Badly matted animals must be shaved; some matting can be brushed out but is extremely stressfull to the animal. We will not attempt to brush out mats on elderly or nervous pets.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.