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 …

Giant Tumor Removed from Dog’s Abdomen

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000+ When a little Yorkie mix was anesthetized for her spay surgery, everyone suspected her to be very pregnant. Her abdomen was extremely enlarged and round considering her petite frame. We cut into the Yorkie’s abdomen and were surprised to see that her belly was filled with a giant Read More …

Danny – Massive Testicular Tumor Removed

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000 When Danny showed up at the shelter, he was brought to the medical department for the veterinarians to examine because he had a very large bulging mass on his belly. At the San Jose Animal Care Center, having a mass doesn’t mean an animal has cancer Read More …

Large Mass Removed by Shelter Vet, Dog’s Vision Saved

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,500-3,000 I received a phone call from a veterinary technician at the San Jose Animal Care Center on the weekend informing me that a dog had just come in with a large ulcerated mass coming out of its eye. Without any photo or video to aid my imagination, Read More …

Neglected Dog Receives Loving Care at San Jose Shelter – Mass Removal and Grooming

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $2,000 Take one look at this 3 year old neglected dog and you may wonder how we ever decided he was a Poodle mix. His coat was so overcome with mats from not being groomed that he moved as if it was burdensome, perhaps even painful. Yet Read More …

Before & After: Cavalier King Charles Gets Second Chance After Extensive Surgery to Remove Tumors

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $4,000+ An adorable 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel came to us at San Jose Animal Care & Services with multiple problems. The most obvious problem was the large mass that was on the front right of her chest. Though her long locks covered and concealed much of her body, Read More …