Puppy with Head Trauma Recovers at Shelter

Someone found a little puppy laying on the lawn – motionless – and they decided to call San Jose Animal Care & Services. An Animal Services Officer responded to the call and found the puppy as it had been described. The officer transported the puppy back to the San Jose Animal Care Center and informed Read More …

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 …

Hit By a Car, Dog Gets Back on Four Paws with Help from Shelter’s Vet Team

After being hit by a car, a little stray terrier was taken to the San Jose Animal Care Center. When she arrived, she was unable to use her left hind leg. The veterinary team suspected she may have broken her femur or hip, so the team proceeded to start the terrier on strong pain medications Read More …

Mystery Solved: Why is this matted dog limping?

There are so many reasons for a dog to limp. There might be broken bones, painful joints, sore muscles, a wound, an abscess, a ligament or tendon issue, or arthritis to name just a few. Since animals cannot tell us where it hurts or what they did to make it hurt, it is part of Read More …

Chronic Proptosis – What Happens Without Veterinary Care

What often happens when a dog sustains head trauma is that an eye may pop out. This is known as a proptosis. A proptosis is a veterinary emergency as promptly replacing the eye into the socket is critical to improving chances of saving the eye with vision intact. What happens, however, when the eye does Read More …

An Unusual Canine Case – Small Dog with Strange Oral Trauma

When you work in an animal shelter that sees 17,000 animals every year, you see some unusual things. Although this specific case may not be the strangest, it was noteworthy because of how easily it could have been overlooked. This case was so easy to overlook that when our team did a physical examination on Read More …