Lost a long-time patient and friend last week. Her name is Allie, and she was the epitome of man’s best friend. Her family sent us a beautiful poem this week that says it all. Wanted to share it with you:
If dogs could teach, you would learn ~ when loved ones come home, always run to greet them ~ Never pass up an opportunity to go for a joy ride ~ Allow the experience of fresh air and wind on your face to be pure ecstasy ~ When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience ~ Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory ~ Take naps and stretch before rising ~ Run, romp and play everyday ~ Thrive on attention and let people touch you ~ Avoid biting when a simple growl will do ~ On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass ~ On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree ~ When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body ~ Delight in the simple joy of a long walk ~ Eat with gusto and enthusiasm and stop when you’ve had enough ~ Be loyal ~ If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it ~ And most of all, when someone you love is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. Unknown
Kitties love their hiding places! Sarah stayed with us for a bit yesterday as she had some stomach issues. We like to provide our feline patients a place to call their own when they are in the hospital, as it can make them more comfortable during their stay. As you can see, Sarah loved her strawberry “tent’! Wish you well Sarah!
What is in the air? Not one, but 2 c-sections performed here yesterday! Henley is the akita mom with 5 puppies, and golden mom (Maddie) had 3 puppies. Don’t miss our hospital cat Annie in the background of the 1st pic checking everything out (always has to be part of the show). Congratulations families!!
HUGE thanks to For The Love of Jack Rescue and our VEC Donation Fund! Willow is only 3 years old, and just had surgery to remove a hairball lodged in her intestine. Her owner was only able to raise a portion of the funds for her surgery, but through collaboration with For The Love of Jack, we were able to get the funds together to save her. Thank you to everyone who donates to help our furry friends!!
Couldn’t resist snapping a picture of Trevor here! Poor guy came in with a big swollen jaw and was found to have an abscess. He had to have a head wrap placed to help with drainage, plus we thought he would look great with this little accessory!
She is an 11-year-old German Shepherd who came in Thursday night exhibiting signs of the dreaded “bloat”, also known as GDV. Her signs were subtle, but fortunately her owners brought her in anyway and she was able to get the surgery necessary to untwist her stomach. She is recovering well so far and hopefully will get to go home tomorrow. Best wishes Keisha!
Couldn’t resist snapping a picture of Haley here, all snug in her bed. Sending HUGE get well wishes her way!!
Thank you everyone for making THIS possible! Charm and her beautiful babies are all doing well.
Just received a generous donation to our VEC fund, in memory of Rusty Piechocki, a much beloved Welsh Corgi. Our thoughts are with you, and thank you for your support!
This little girl could use your help! Her name is Shay and she is 13 weeks old and less than 4 pounds. Another dog in her household got too rough yesterday and fractured her lower jaw. Miraculously, despite puncture wounds on the top of her head and on her chin, as little as she is, she has no evidence of head trauma or other serious injuries. We were able to stabilize the jaw last night, but she needs to see a surgeon about permanent repair. Her owner has some funds available to start the process, but worries she won’t have enough for surgery. If you are willing to donate towards Shay’s recovery, you can donate by clicking “DONATIONS” on the banner top right and we will pass the funds along. We take get well wishes too! Thank you!