Myth Busting "You shouldn't put an old dog or cat through surgery or a dental procedure." FALSE!
On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.
Lilly was first diagnosed with kidney and bladder stones a few years ago. She had surgery to remove her bladder stones. Unfortunately, surgery to remove kidney stones can be very dangerous and usually is only done if the stones are going to obstruct the kidney. Sadly, this was the case a couple years later for poor Lilly, and she had to have a stent placed in her ureter at the specialty center. All was well again until recently, when she came in lethargic and in pain.
Rusty came to us due to a several day history of poor appetite and lethargy. He had a very enlarged lymph node under his jaw, and his blood work showed very high calcium levels. First on our list of likely diseases was, unfortunately, a type of cancer called lymphoma. We prepared his owner for some likely bad news, but we did the tests to confirm the potential diagnosis- a sample of the enlarged node looking for cancer cells.
For 28 years, the Idaho Statesman has asked its readers to help determine the best of Treasure Valley! The All Valley Animal Care Center has been voted the #1 Veterinary Hospital by the Idaho Statesmen's "2014 and 2015 Best of Treasure Valley" thanks to our many wonderful clients and patients! We have been nominated for the 2016 award and would be honored to win the award again this year, but we need your help!
Believe it or not, Dr. Hadley is allergic to pet dander! Some might wonder how she can spend all day at work working with animals and then all night with her own VERY fluffy friends (Nora and Lucy). The good news is that there's lot of options out there that can prevent, help and treat pet allergies.
Zoe had had quite the journey with us! Zoe was flown to us from Halo Animal Rescue in Arizona. She had a broken jaw and was in desperate need of a dental procedure. Dr. Kevin Knighton donated his time and expertise to repair little Zoe. While Dr. Zann and the All Valley Animal Care Center team cleaned up her mouth and helped rehabilitate her.