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Bonnie Bee

Bonnie Bee

Bonnie Bee is a heartworm survivor! She is also sweet as can be. Lucky for Bonnie, her heartworm infection was detected with a routine heartworm test screening, before she developed symptoms.

Rusty

Rusty

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.

Pawco

Pawco

Pawco came in a couple weeks ago, very sick. He had eaten a bone the night before from a roast, and the next day was vomiting and extremely weak. Some of the pieces of bone had become lodged in his ileum-the portion of intestine just in front of the colon. He ended up having to have his entire ileum removed, along with a portion of his colon. He has recovered very well! Because the ileum is the only place that the body absorbs vitamin B, he will need to have monthly injections of this vitamin from now on. But, his prognosis is good and we are happy for him and his very sweet and loving owner.

Mary Lou

Mary Lou

Sweet Mary Lou is a 9 month old Boxer puppy that came to us a few weeks ago after being hit by a car and suffering severe head trauma and a fractured pelvis. After weeks of care and surgery to start to repair her pelvis, she is finally able to stand on her own and walk with some support from a sling. She will need additional surgeries as well as months of after care until she'll be able to walk on her own again.

Mary Lou is such a sweet girl. Even though she's been through so much, her tail never seems to stop wagging and she'll cover you with kisses at every opportunity. She will need a very loving home after her recovery. Her new family must be patient and be understanding that she may have some limitations even after she is released from the hospital. If you're interested in adopting Mary Lou, please email us at rescue@allvalleyanimal.com.

If you would like to donate to Mary Lou and the other animals like her, you can visit https://goo.gl/UGFpUJ.

Guy

Guy

This handsome boy is a miracle! About 3 years ago, Guy became very ill. He was running a high fever, his liver values were elevated, and all his blood cell lines were depressed much below normal (red cells, white cells, and platelets, which are all made in the bone marrow). He also had some other abnormalities. After further testing, which included a small sample of his bone marrow for analysis, it was found that Guy had Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). While the books say that many dogs with CLL can live a year or more with chemotherapy, Guy was so sick that we were not sure how he would respond. In addition, Guy's owners were initially very hesitant to try chemotherapy, worried it might make him suffer more. After further discussion, a limited chemo plan was attempted, consisting of an oral chemo drug called chlorambucil, and an oral steroid called prednisone . Guy takes both meds every other day. He immediately started to feel better and... Well....that was 3 years ago! Guy lives a pretty normal and happy life despite his meds, which he tolerates very well. Although we know that at some point the leukemia will return, there is currently no sign of it. Guy has reached a happy old age and is certainly setting some records in the meantime. He is such a happy reminder of how sometimes pets just don't read the books!

Smokey

Smokey

This sweet old kid decided to eat a few socks, and they unfortunately caused an obstruction. Obstructions from foreign objects tend to be rare in older dogs. But here's an example that you should never judge a book by its cover! Despite being an older dog, Smokey recovered well after surgery, which is often the case for elderly pets. Yay for Smokey! Now keep away from those socks!

Kermit

Kermit

Kermit came to us a few weeks ago because he was restless at night and just didn't seem to quite be himself. Some screening diagnostics ended up identifying a tumor the size of an apple on his spleen. Untreated, these tumors can rupture and bleed, leading to a crisis. We removed it, along with his spleen, and it was sent for biopsy. Thankfully, it came back benign and he should live a normal life again! Kermit is feeling great now, thanks to his owner who noticed that something wasn't quite right before symptoms became severe.

Mabel

Mabel

Mabel came in after her owners saw her eat some coffee plant leaves. We immediately induced vomiting. Then...we noticed...Mabel had apparently been dining on quite a few other things as well. In addition to the coffee leaves, dog food, and grass, we recovered a sunflower seed package, a screw, a gommet from her owners wallet, and a USB cord case complete with USB cord inside. Good thing we made her vomit!

Angus

Angus

This handsome boy was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a pup. Using ultrasound, we were able to determine the cause and also whether anesthesia for his neuter would be safe. Thankfully his heart was still functioning well and his neuter was uneventful. He will have periodic ultrasounds to monitor progression. Happily, he runs and plays like a normal happy dog and at this time there is no cause for concern. We really enjoyed seeing him for his annual exam and vaccines.

Lance

Lance

This handsome guy survived surgery for a twisted stomach (gastric dilation and volvulus, or "bloat") about 8 months ago, and did it all with a heart arrythmia called atrial fibrillation. A few days ago, his owners noticed something was suddenly not right once again, and they came right in to have him checked out. He was restless, vomited, and just wasn't himself. It turns out he developed an unusual condition called a colonic torsion- this time his colon had become displaced and twisted instead of his stomach! In addition, he still had a heart arrythmia. Lance's loving owners weren't ready to say goodbye to their lovely boy, though, and he was rushed to surgery. Once again, Lance pulled through. In fact, the very next day this big guy was pulling our techs down the hall!! He's a great dog and we are so glad his attentive owners have him home with them tonight.