An impacted anal gland is pretty darn painful and, as we understand it, can burst if not cared for. Heart2Heart wants to help pets get well sooner rather than later! Fortunately for handsome cat Nick, Randy saw signs of anal gland problems and got help. Nick needed surgery but avoided the most difficult problems and Randy thanks you all for your help.
What is Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia? Unfortunately, Sienna learned all about it when her 3 year old pitbull, Glacier, was lethargic with no interest in food. Sienna got Glacier in for veterinary care where blood work led to this diagnosis. Glacier is tolerating the medications very well and has got the pep back in her step. Let’s all cross our paws that Glacier continues to do well.
Ozzie was so miserable he just quit eating. Linda watched her dog struggle and didn’t have funds for getting help. Fortunately, someone told Linda about Heart2Heart and she got Ozzie to a vet. Urinalysis confirmed UTI and Ozzie’s behavior quickly became close to normal. But blood was found in his urine again and he went back the vet where bladder stones were discovered. Ozzie is lucky all of you were here to help because he got the surgery he needed and is mended. Linda thanks you all so very much.
Phillip had some problems requiring hospitalization and has a precious dog buddy named Mick. With help from social services staff at Gundersen Health System as well as Fun Fur Pets a plan was made. Coulee Region Humane Society staff were able to arrange transportation to Fun Fur Pets for Mick who then lived at Fun Fur Pets for two weeks while Phillip got the care he needed and was able to settle in. Phillip is incredibly grateful for the assistance that was provided so that he did not have to give up his beloved pup due to hospitalization.
Carl was distraught when he filled out his grant application. His best dog pal Mel was having trouble walking. A visit with the veterinarian uncovered the problem. Mel had Lyme disease for which he got medication and is on the mend. Carl is incredibly thankful and relieved to get the financial help that allowed him to take Mel to the vet to figure out what was wrong.
Banjo is a pretty silly cat: active, bouncy with just the right amount of goofy. Handsome too. He makes Nat laugh every day. Then something changed and Banjo got way too quiet. A visit to the vet found Banjo running a fever. Fluids and the right help got him back on his paws and Nat is so happy to have Banjo feeling well and bounding around again.
Lee feared her dog, Jay, had a broken toe. He was limping heavily and not having fun. A visit to the vet and Jay was found to have a dislocated toe, not a break! The veterinarian popped the toe back in place and, within 2 days, Jay was chasing frisbees again. Lee was thrilled to get help and to have such a good outcome for her pal.
It is tough going when your cat has a litter box problem. Sasha had perfect litter box manners til she didn’t. Katie got her to the vet clinic and learned that Sasha had a urinary tract infection. The prescribed antibiotics cleared up the infection and Sasha is now healthy. And back to her perfect litter box manners.
Things can get tough as we age. 15 year old shitszu, Lamie, was having trouble with her teeth and ears. So, Ellie came to us for help and Lamie got to the vet. The veterinarian found periodontal disease which could relate to the ear problems. Lamie was also having problems with getting lost in the house and getting confused. We know that Lamie got some medication for both the infections and cognitive disfunction. We don’t know how she is doing now but wish this aging girl well with all our hearts.
We try to keep an eye on our pets but sometimes they escape our attention. Carla’s dog Apollo got into an altercation with another dog and Apollo had some scrapes that needed attention. Thankfully the injuries sustained didn’t require any stitches. Apollo was prescribed antibiotics and given some topical ointment. We hope he has recovered from his scare.
What was that lump in Sweetie Pie’s ear? Portia’s 8 year old cockapoo mix, Baby Doll, had a growth by her ear that was getting bigger. A visit to the clinic provided information and the growth needed to be removed. Thanks to you Sweetie Pie is feeling better and bounced back to her normal self post-surgery.
The skin in and around Buddy’s ears was not looking good – sore and some unpleasant discharge. A visit with the veterinarian put this handsome bulldog to rights – a medicated shampoo, an antibiotic and Buddy is on the mend. Buddy’s dad, Cliff, thanks you all for your support.