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 …

Tumbleweed’s Makeover

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 …

Juliebean – Elderly Dog’s Extreme Makeover

When Juliebean was surrendered to the San Jose Animal Care Center, it was obvious she was in need of an extreme makeover. Not only was she matted from head to toe, she also had a few more serious medical concerns including a diseased eye and a tumor on her belly. Check out her story in 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 …

Shelter Dog with Severely Matted Hair Gets Astonishing Makeover

When Silky entered the San Jose Animal Care Center – an open-admission animal shelter that takes in ~17,000 animals per year – her name was not fitting given her condition. Silky’s hair was severely matted and also covered in foxtails and other debris. She could barely walk. Fortunately, the shelter’s veterinary staff provided her with a much-needed Read More …