Tiny Eye, Tiny Problem?

A little fluffy orange kitten was brought to the San Jose animal shelter, and the shelter’s team immediately saw something was wrong with his right eye. An eye is normally a round, turgid structure, whereas this kitten’s eye was hard to visualize. It seemed irregularly shaped and shrunken, like a deflated water balloon. Given how 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 …

Tiny 1-Pound Kitten’s Eye Ruptured

A tiny kitten was being cared for by a foster family through the San Jose Animal Care Center. The kitten had been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and was being managed through the VCA clinics that the shelter uses for foster care this year. Although the kitten’s URI improved, he also had an 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 …

Shelter Kitten’s Blood-Filled Eye

A group of three kittens arrived together at the San Jose animal shelter. One of the kittens was not like the others. His left eye was filled with blood, obscuring his vision. What happened to the kitten’s blood-filled eye? While there are many reasons that an animal’s eye can be filled with blood, a condition Read More …