Myth Busting "You shouldn't put an old dog or cat through surgery or a dental procedure." FALSE!
Maya got an upset tummy and decided to eat a whole bunch of chest grass and a small staple. Luckily we were able to remove it with our video endoscope. It took over 2 hours to pull it all out, chunk by chunk, but we were able to avoid surgery. She will soon be feeling much better! We love sweet Maya and her super nice owners.
Rusty came to us due to a several day history of poor appetite and lethargy. He had a very enlarged lymph node under his jaw, and his blood work showed very high calcium levels. First on our list of likely diseases was, unfortunately, a type of cancer called lymphoma. We prepared his owner for some likely bad news, but we did the tests to confirm the potential diagnosis- a sample of the enlarged node looking for cancer cells.
Believe it or not, Dr. Hadley is allergic to pet dander! Some might wonder how she can spend all day at work working with animals and then all night with her own VERY fluffy friends (Nora and Lucy). The good news is that there's lot of options out there that can prevent, help and treat pet allergies.
Hunting season is upon us! To keep you and your dog safe this season, make sure: 1) Your dog is well trained and has an excellent recall. 2) Make sure your dog is well adjusted to the sound of gunfire. Dogs that aren't used to the sound can be easily spooked and run off. 3) Get your dog appropriate hunting clothing. Many stores in the area sell "hunter orange" clothing (vests, bandannas, etc.) for dogs.