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 …

Melrose’s Eye-Opening Makeover

Watch her makeover… Poor Melrose was so matted when she came to the shelter that she couldn’t even see. Her eyes were completely matted shut. It was no wonder she was disoriented and terrified. Our veterinary team was able to trim the hair around her eyes to let her see, which quickly put her at ease. Read More …

Lizzie’s Makeover – Dreadlock Dog Gets Groomed

Lizzie the dreadlock dog had heads turning as she walked around the San Jose animal shelter. There was no question that Lizzie had not been receiving the care she needed. While we were not quite sure what breed Lizzie was when she came in, we knew that her breed was one that required regular grooming to prevent painful 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 …