Cali – Shelter Dog with Unusually Deformed Leg

Laying down, Cali didn’t seem particularly unusual. However, once she stood up and started walking around, anyone passing by would do a double-take. Cali’s right hind leg was deformed and unusable. While we don’t know the cause of her leg’s abnormality, it is possible that she was born with the abnormality, or she may have Read More …

Dog’s Abnormal Eyelid Surgically Repaired by Shelter Vet Team

When a dog has discharge from its eyes, it’s always a good idea to have a veterinarian examine the dog’s eyes as there are many causes for eye discharge, one which is entropion. Entropion is a condition in which the eyelids curl inward & toward the eye, causing the hair on the skin to rub Read More …

Shelter Reunites Dog with Distraught Owner After Life-Saving Surgery

Diamond’s owner was in tears bringing Diamond, his 8-year old Pit Bull, to the San Jose Animal Care Center. He had just been to the vet where Diamond had been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a pyometra. A pyometra is the term that is used for an infection inside the uterus. The uterus becomes large and distended Read More …

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 …

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Foxtails Everywhere: Dogs & Owners Beware!

It’s foxtail season! Those pesky grass awns may seem innocuous when you’re walking around outside, but they certainly can be troublesome. Foxtails can easily burrow their way into your dog’s body and become a major problem! Don’t know what foxtails look like? Check out this google image search… This dog came into the shelter with swollen paws Read More …