This is what happens when you don’t brush your dog’s teeth…

I brush my teeth every day. I would hope and expect you do the same. If we didn’t brush our teeth, not only would we have bad breath, but our teeth would accumulate tartar, cavities and other problems that are not only very painful, but could cause us to lose our teeth! So what about Read More …

Mr. Snuggles – A Miraculous Recovery Following a Vicious Dog Attack

On January 13, 2016, Animal Services Officers responded to a call for help from the San Jose Police Department. In the pouring rain, the police had just chased off two large dogs that were viciously attacking a little dog named Mr. Snuggles. Mr. Snuggles was seriously injured in the attack, yet despite being hurt so badly, Read More …

Full Mouth Extractions on a Maltese

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $3,000-4,000+ Upon being brought to the shelter, this Maltese was turning heads. It wasn’t for a good reason. The stench that emanated from the dog’s mouth was so nauseating that you would gag upon smelling it, even from a distance. This Maltese had severe dental disease. Read More …

Feral Cats – Rotten Teeth and Foxtails in Eyes

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $200 – $1,000 Though many shelters euthanize feral (or unfriendly) cats, the San Jose Animal Care Center does not. We save the vast majority of the cats that come into our shelter – even if they are feral. However, feral cats get sick or injured just Read More …

Plastic Ring Stuck on Dog’s Tooth Causes Damage

Cost of Care provided by the San Jose Animal Care Center: $1,250+ At the San Jose Animal Care Center, we evaluate the teeth of all animals that go up for adoption. Dogs with dental issues are given the care they need, which may include a full dental exam, cleaning, polishing, x-rays, and extractions. Dental work is labor Read More …