Stanley is sweet old man with a few obstacles holding him back. He’s got lumps and bumps and even a few oral fistulas that are making things a little difficult for him right now. Our APA! Clinic team would like to run a few tests to discover the root of Stanley’s current health issues. We would like to start by administering a special blood test to rule out a few complications before proceeding any further. Let’s help this old timer be comfortable throughout his golden years!
A Letter From Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive!
Since 2008, Austin Pets Alive! has worked to provide a safety net for Austin’s most vulnerable animals. In the past 10 years, with the support of our community, APA! has saved over 50,000 lives and Austin has become the largest No Kill city in the nation. The American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) conference and the Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy were specifically created in conjunction with Austin Animal Center (AAC), to reach a broader audience to share these tactics that increased lifesaving very quickly here in Austin. Our efforts … more
Lawson’s a sweet boy who has been having seizures that are worsening, and he is not responding to traditional medications. In order to assess the situation and assure Lawson receives the treatment he needs, our APA! Clinic team needs to run some blood work.
Sweet Walter came to APA! with a mass under his jaw in a rather precarious location. Our APA! Clinic team wants to find out some more information about this mass to determine if it’s potentially cancerous, before they tackle removing it. They need to perform a biopsy to determine the nature of the mass and figure out next steps to help Walter enjoy his golden years to the fullest!
Margaret Catwood is a little black cat looking for her forever home, but she has just one thing holding her back. She is currently suffering from chronic diarrhea, which is causing her weight loss, malnourishment, and discomfort. Our APA! Clinic team needs to run some tests to find the underlying cause, and help get Margaret ready for a happy and healthy long life ahead!
Lois Lane is an elderly lady who has quickly become a shelter favorite! This sweet girl is struggling with a severe, ongoing cough and so far hasn’t responded to the usual treatments. Due to her chronic cough and lung issues, she is not able to go on long walks with her human friends or jump around after tennis balls, which she loves. Since she her cough isn’t improving, our vets would like to do some additional testing to see the exact type of infection that she has, so we can treat it directly … more
Jabba the Mutt is a sweet old timer who came to Austin Pets Alive! with completely matted fur and covered in dirt. Thanks to some TLC from our APA! Clinic he not only looks great, but also has his diabetes under control! However, in addition to his diabetes, Jabba is showing some unrelated symptoms that could be signs of Cushing’s Disease. Jabba needs a Low Dose Dex Suppresion Test to help us determine the best course of treatment to allow him live out his golden years as healthy as can be!
Rufus is an incredibly sweet, friendly cat who looks just like the Felix Cat Food Cat! He was surrendered due to his diabetes, and his blood glucose levels haven been really up and down since his arrival. Our APA! Clinic team has been managing his glucose levels with a special diet, and now need to run a fructosamine level test to determine if we can continue to manage his diabetes with food or if he will need to be on insulin for the rest of his life.