Pickle was found not long ago by a local animal shelter abandoned by her owners, alone and in a major pickle. She has sarcoptic mange, which is caused by parasitic mites that burrow just beneath the surface of the skin and feed on material on or below the skin. It’s all over her body, as you […]
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This is #A570768. He’s only 3 weeks old and found himself sick and alone at a shelter. He has a horrible upper respiratory infection and conjunctivitis. And since he’s still so young and motherless, he needs to be syringe fed frequently until he’s able to eat on his own. Unfortunately, all of this created the […]
Princess Pooch was found as a stray and surrendered to a loud, scary shelter where her bony body couldn’t stop trembling – see for yourself in the video. Luckily, one of our fosters was able to step up to save her, and now she snuggles up to stay safe. But Princess Pooch’s battle isn’t over […]
Billie Jean is definitely a lover, but this outwardly smiley girl is suffering inside from hip pain and a lack of mobility because she has bone degradation likely due to either an old injury or a lack of blood supply to her femur. Following X-rays and multiple veterinary opinions, it has been determined that her best option is a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) operation to remove bone-on-bone contact and restore pain-free mobility to her hip.
Adorable Alina has a pretty obvious case of tail tip necrosis, which means the cells at the tip of her tail are literally dying. You can see that it’s totally raw and void of fur.
Six week-old Peach is just 0.8 pounds and had a severe eye infection from a giant abscess gone wrong, likely caused by feline herpesvirus. Her eye was bleeding and discharging and needed surgical attention. Our amazing in-house vet, Dr. Hanna, performed a double enucleation (removal of both eyes) to give Peach the best chance at […]
Poor Kakashi came to us with the WORST case of notoedric mange (aka feline scabies) our vet has ever seen, and he needs your help to heal! Scabies is a highly contagious parasitic skin disease appearing as scabby, scaly skin from infection by a feline mite, which you can see in the microscopic image. Itching […]
We recently saved four dogs together from a single shelter, and three of them have a trio of skin issues – dermatitis, demodectic mange (from mites), and fleas. Of the three, poor Meatball is suffering the worst. Meatball has an especially severe case of dermatitis and will need extra time and resources to heal. He […]
Michelin is a sweet, gentle lab mix that recently entered our program after being saved from a city shelter. When he arrived at our center, we noticed he tended to favor his back left leg, and that that leg had a slight tremor. Upon examination, our amazing in-house vet suspects it’s a cruciate tear (a torn […]
Poor little Giblets is having a really rough time, inside and out. As if being heart worm positive wasn’t enough to deal with, he has a pretty gnarly cherry eye and, most obviously, is suffering from a sialocele (salivary gland cyst). Cherry eyes are relatively common and are caused by inflammation and prolapse of the […]