Tiny 1-Pound Kitten’s Eye Ruptured

A tiny kitten was being cared for by a foster family through the San Jose Animal Care Center. The kitten had been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and was being managed through the VCA clinics that the shelter uses for foster care this year. Although the kitten’s URI improved, he also had an Read More …

Tail Trauma in a Scared Kitten

A fuzzy kitten arrived at the shelter with a wound on its tail. It was difficult to examine the kitten because it was not very keen on being approached or touched. The veterinary team was able to assess that the cat had experienced some trauma to its tail that had caused part of it to be Read More …

SNR Saves Cat’s Life

An adult male orange tabby found himself in our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a large wound on the left side of his face. Whatever happened to him to cause such an injury also caused damage to his left eye, making it painful and obstructing his vision. The shelter’s veterinary team Read More …

This is what happens when you don’t brush your dog’s teeth…

I brush my teeth every day. I would hope and expect you do the same. If we didn’t brush our teeth, not only would we have bad breath, but our teeth would accumulate tartar, cavities and other problems that are not only very painful, but could cause us to lose our teeth! So what about Read More …

What’s that mass on my kitty’s ear?

It’s just a little mass. Maybe it’s nothing, right? Anytime I speak to owners who are reclaiming their lost pets about a mass (or masses) that we noticed on their pets, the most common response I hear is, “Our vet said it was nothing.” In veterinary school, we are taught that no mass can be Read More …