Obstipated Yorkie and the Glamorous Life of a Vet

A little Yorkie ended up in the care of the San Jose Animal Care Center, a municipal animal shelter in San Jose, California. During the Yorkie’s physical examination, it was noted that the little guy had a bulge on his hind end to the right side of his tail and adjacent to his anus. It Read More …

Chanel’s Cystotomy to Remove a Giant Bladder Stone

The Forsaken King – Investigating a Microchip

A cat was dropped off to the San Jose Animal Care Center by a man who said he found the cat in the road, screaming in pain. The cat was immediately transferred to the shelter’s medical clinic for the veterinary team to evaluate. The medical team gave the cat a physical examination and quickly determined he had a Read More …

Two Days After Found in Park, Tiny Dying Puppy Brought to Shelter

On March 1, 2016, a dying puppy was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center. The female puppy – weighing only 0.5 pounds! – was found in a park two days earlier, and the person who found her had tried to care for the puppy by feeding her milk. However, the puppy’s condition deteriorated, which led Read More …

Daisy – Demodex Dog Dumped on Side of Road

Daisy had been dumped on the side of the road and found by San Jose Animal Services Officers on September 18, 2014. The officers brought Daisy to the San Jose Animal Care Center, and she was immediately taken to the shelter’s veterinary clinic. Upon entering the clinic, Daisy was diagnosed with having Demodex, a parasitic mite that lives in the Read More …

Kitten with Mohawk, Swollen Lip and Ligature Wound

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1000 On October 29, 2015, a kitten that appeared to be someone’s pet was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center. The kitten had a collar, a harness, and a chain for a leash. His whiskers were trimmed off, the hair on his head was shaved in the Read More …