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 …

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 …

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 …

SNR Saves Cat’s Life

An adult male orange tabby found himself in our care at the San Jose Animal Care Center with a large wound on the left side of his face. Whatever happened to him to cause such an injury also caused damage to his left eye, making it painful and obstructing his vision. The shelter’s veterinary team Read More …

What’s that mass on my kitty’s ear?

It’s just a little mass. Maybe it’s nothing, right? Anytime I speak to owners who are reclaiming their lost pets about a mass (or masses) that we noticed on their pets, the most common response I hear is, “Our vet said it was nothing.” In veterinary school, we are taught that no mass can be Read More …