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.
Sterling Silver is a playful Pointer with a sparkling personality! He came to Austin Pets Alive! with a bad case of Demodex mange, which our APA! Clinic team was able to quickly get under control. Unfortunately, now we’ve discovered that poor Sterling has a heart murmur too! Our clinic team needs to perform an echocardiogram so that we can find out the cause of his murmur and help him start his road to recovery.
Pure is a beautiful two-year-old retriever mix who arrived at APA! suffering from a bad hip and bad knee. She needs not one, but two surgeries to help make sure that she’s able to have a long life ahead of her full of walking, running and playing fetch. Our APA! Clinic team has coordinated with a wonderful mobile orthopedic surgeon who will come to APA! to perform Pure’s surgeries just as soon as we are able to raise the funds!
It’s always hard to see a tiny puppy, like Spoon, with a severe health issue. Three-month old Spoon has an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, which means that there is an abnormal vessel inside the liver called a “shunt” connecting the portal vein that drains to the back half of the body, bypassing the liver. The job of the liver is to “clean” the blood that travels into the heart, but when the blood from the intestines enters the shunt and bypasses the liver, the blood never gets cleaned by the liver and allows … more
You might remember Schone from our previous posts. When sweet Schone first came to Austin Pets Alive! with serious skin issues and hair loss, our amazing APA! community was able to help Schone get tested for Cushing’s Disease. When those test results came back negative for Cushing’s Disease, our incredible community helped us get a skin biopsy for Schone, which helped our APA! Clinic team rule out several potential causes for her skin issues. Unfortunately, with those potential causes ruled out it means that cancer might be the possible cause. We now need … more
Sweet Lucy Clawless came to Austin Pets Alive! with a torn ACL, and while we don’t know exactly what happened to her before she arrived, we do know that we can help her enjoy the rest of her life pain-free. Our APA! Clinic team is working with a surgeon so that once the funds are raised Lucy will be able to have the speciality surgery that she needs to help her get back on her feet!
Young Laney has been suffering from bathroom problems for the past few weeks, and the constant diarrhea is causing her to get even sicker. Our APA! Clinic team has been doing everything they can to help her, and now need to run some diagnostic tests to figure out the best way to get Laney healthy and ready to enjoy the rest of her life!
Schone needs our help again! This middle-aged lady came to APA! with a whole list of problems, a very big belly, skin issues, hair loss and a crazy love of (way too much) food and water, which our APA! Clinic team suspected to be signs of Cushing’s Disease. Thanks to the help of the APA! community we were able to raise funds to run a Cushing’s test for Schone and rule out Cushing’s as the cause of her medical issues. Now our APA! Clinic team needs to run a biopsy to determine … more