Diagnosing and Treating a Cat’s Squinty Eye

A beautiful flame-point cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center looking sick. The cat’s right eye was swollen shut with a large amount of thick, yellow discharge coming from it. The cat appeared to have an upper respiratory infection (URI) plus a secondary bacterial infection. The shelter’s veterinary team started him on Read More …

Shelter Kitten Found with Leg Caked in Pus

No one knew how this little kitten obtained a laceration in her axilla. What we did know was that she never received veterinary care for it as it was infected with the hair on her right front leg caked with pus. <iframe width=”600″ height=”338″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/UisPa8AqqNg” frameborder=”0″ gesture=”media” allow=”encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe> The kitten wasn’t overly friendly when Read More …

A Complicated Tail of Improper Healing

A little black & white kitten that came into the shelter was very friendly, so it was no surprise that she passed the shelter’s behavior evaluation. When it was time for her physical exam with the veterinary team, she was happy and healthy, or so it seemed. The veterinary team noticed that her tail was Read More …

Cat Roughed Up Over the Weekend

A stray cat was brought to the San Jose Animal Care Center over the weekend unable to use his right front leg. Given that it was a weekend, the cat was taken to an emergency clinic for evaluation and treatment before being transferred back to the San Jose shelter on Monday. Upon arriving back at 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 …

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 …