Cat’s Severely Injured Leg Narrowly Avoids Amputation

A sociable, black community cat was being looked after by a member of the San Jose community. One day the person noted that the cat wasn’t using one of his legs so this individual brought the cat to the San Jose animal shelter for evaluation. The shelter’s veterinary team noted that the cat’s right hind leg was Read More …

Facial Reconstruction Surgery on a Pomeranian

On November 3, 2016, Animal Services Officers brought Leonard, a Pomeranian, to the San Jose animal shelter’s veterinary clinic. Leonard had clearly sustained some sort of head trauma. The front part of his lower jaw was hanging down and dripping blood. On closer inspection, the veterinary medical team could see his lower incisor teeth pointing downward instead of Read More …

Shelter Dog’s Lacerations Heal Like a Champ

When Champ arrived at the San Jose animal shelter on April 4, 2016, he had a goofy look on his face despite having just sustained multiple deep punctures and lacerations to his front legs. He was a big pup (not even a year old), and his head seemed disproportionately large given the size of his body. Read More …

Dog with Curled Eyelids – Entropion Surgery on a Sharpei

Sharpeis, like Toby, are a breed well loved and recognized for their wrinkly skin, but with that skin comes a common problem: entropion. Entropion is a condition in which the eyelids of the eyes curl in toward the eye, rubbing against the surface of the eye. As you can imagine, this condition can be very irritating. Read More …

Shelter Dog with Severely Matted Hair Gets Astonishing Makeover

When Silky entered the San Jose Animal Care Center – an open-admission animal shelter that takes in ~17,000 animals per year – her name was not fitting given her condition. Silky’s hair was severely matted and also covered in foxtails and other debris. She could barely walk. Fortunately, the shelter’s veterinary staff provided her with a much-needed Read More …

Officer Finds Dog with Embedded Collar Around Neck

It may seem obvious, but as dogs mature from puppies to adults, their size changes. Much like children who need bigger shoes and larger clothing as they get older, dogs have similar needs. A collar that is placed around a puppy’s neck at 2-months-old will need to be adjusted or replaced as the puppy ages in Read More …