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Sasha Needs a CT Scan

Sasha is one tough cookie, but she is in a lot of pain! With a leg that is too painful to touch, our veterinarians are not quite sure the source of little Sasha’s leg issues. Our orthopedic surgeon would like for her to get a CT scan to help decide if she has nerve issues, a potential break, or if it could be cancer. Sasha needs a little help in order to get a diagnosis and a fighting chance at a better life!

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2018 Bottle Baby Calendar Voting Has Begun!

The contestants are in for the highly anticipated and highly adorable 2018 “Bottle Baby” Calendar.

Help us decide what 13 kittens will be featured in next year’s calendar. Cast your vote by donating to the kitten you find the cutest! (Lucky #13 will make the cover!) Voting ends Wednesday, November 15th at 11PM so get your votes in quickly and don’t forget to campaign for your favorites.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom- there are dozens of wonderful, cuddly entries this year…. more

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Ducky Needs an Echocardiogram – FUND COMPLETED!

Ducky is a 1-year old German Shepard mix who is currently suffering from a very severe heart murmur. Our APA! Clinic team suspects it may be a heart defect and needs to perform an echocardiogram to further evaluate Ducky’s issues and make a plan to give him the best care, and quality of life, going forward.

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Sunflower’s Echocardiogram – FUND COMPLETED!

Sunflower is a super sweet 11 year old poodle mix who is in need of an echocardiogram. She is heartworm positive and has a suspected heart murmur, as well. In order to make sure that her ticker is in tip top shape before we treat her for heartworms, we need to make sure that she is stable enough to withstand the treatment.

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Dannie the Puppy

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Dannie’s Story

A 3-month-old puppy has just arrived at Austin Pets Alive! with extensive wounds. This is a powerful story but hard to hear, and many of the images captured were too graphic for us to include here.

Someone left Dannie in a bucket in incredible pain with her front left leg almost torn off. A good Samaritan found her and she was thankfully brought straight to APA!, where we were able to start assessing the damage and easing her pain immediately. The bones of her front leg currently appear to be … more

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Xavier the Fighter – FUND COMPLETED!

Xavier is a fighter who is happiest when he is curled up for a cat nap – or eating! He came to Austin Pets Alive! after being hit by a car and has since recovered remarkably thanks to the care of the APA! Clinic and his foster. However, Xavier is still having some issues with his internal organs. The APA! Clinic team needs to run a full blood panel to figure out what is wrong with his kidneys and help Xavier continue his road to recovery.

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183Vet Clinic Partners with APA!

Dr. Liat Zilkha and her team have just signed on to provide veterinary services to Austin Pets Alive! as part of the opening of their new, state of the art, 183Vet Clinic in north Austin. As the primary veterinarian at 183Vet Clinic, Dr. Zilkha is an expert in the treatment of canine distemper.

Distemper is a serious virus – it is possible for dogs to beat it and recover at any stage of clinical signs, but it is also possible for the virus to be fatal. Distemper is spread like … more

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Jaguar’s Double Knee Surgery – FUND COMPLETED!

Jaguar is a 6-year old female whose tail is the most used part of her body – she loves, loves her people! Jaguar arrived at Austin Pets Alive! with a torn cruciate and after her most recent orthopedic consultation is was discovered that she unfortunately has a torn cruciate in both of her knees. This will require surgery on both knees to alleviate her pain and help her get back to using all the parts of her body – not just her overly excited tail!

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