Many pets suffer from allergies, and it can be a real battle to find the cause. If you have never seen a flea, believing your veterinarians when they suspect flea allergy dermatitis can be difficult. However, flea allergy dermatitis is one of the most common reasons dogs and cats itch. Even in the absence of fleas, these critters could still be responsible for an itchy pet!
Cloud, a 2 year, indoor-outdoor intact male cat, was presented to us for a large laceration on his left forearm. He went outside for several hours, when he returned was bleeding profusely from his arm. His owners are unsure how he acquired the wound. On presentation, Cloud had a very large laceration on his forearm that extend past the skin and through the underlying musculature. The remainder of [...]
Betsy, a two year old mixed breed dog, was presented for a one day history of vomiting and unwillingness to eat. The owners note that Betsy had one episode of vomiting her dinner last night and was unwilling to eat her breakfast that morning. Since breakfast, Betsy had five episodes of vomiting progressing from undigested food to bile. Owners noted on two occasions, she vomited water ten minutes [...]
Leah, a 1 1⁄2 year old female spayed Labrador mix, presented for a sudden episode of collapse and bloody diarrhea. Leah is a very active dog who loves to eat anything she can manage to pick up in her mouth. Despite her owner’s best efforts, she will still get a hold of unknown items while out on walks and occasionally in the house. When Leah arrived, she was started on supportive care and [...]
Sammy, a 2 year old male neutered dog, was enjoying a normal afternoon playing out in his backyard. Suddenly his owners noted he completely stopped bearing weight on his right front leg, and was reluctant to move at all. On brief examination they noted a metallic foreign body protruding from his front paw. He was brought immediately to Oswego Animal Hospital for assessment and treatment.
Madison, a three year old Labrador Retriever, was presented to Oswego Animal Hospital for a week long history of diarrhea, intermittent episodes of vomiting and lethargy. On physical examination, Madison was slightly dehydrated with no other abnormalities noted.
Due to Madison’s clinical signs of diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy, it was recommended that Madison have both blood work and a [...]
Wilson is an 8-month-old intact male mixed breed dog who was recently pulled from a local shelter by a rescue group. He presented for his intake exam to assess his overall health and administer all vaccines, and to start heartworm and flea/tick prevention. His overall health was found to be excellent, with the exception of his skin.
Wilson had numerous papules and pustules across his entire [...]
Edwin, a 6 month old male intact domestic medium haired cat, presented to Oswego Animal Hospital for an examination. Edwin was previously an outdoor cat that came from a rural community. The owners noticed both his ears were dirty and that he scratched them frequently. On presentation, Edwin was examined and found to have excoriations (scratches) in both of his ear pinnas and on the skin [...]
Sandy is an eight year-old shar pei mix who presented to the Animal Care Center late morning.
According to her owner, she was normal the night before. She had a little bit of an appetite in the morning but, as the morning progressed, she became lethargic and seemed confused. She did not seem to "snap out of it", so her owner brought her in.
On presentation to the clinic, she seemed quiet, [...]
Pet obesity is becoming an epidemic in the United states. It is estimated that over half of all household dogs are overweight.
At Animal Care Center that percentage is higher!
Obesity can lead to many health problems including heart disease and diabetes. Another condition commonly seen is early onset of debilitating osteoarthritis. We often see patients who live in [...]
Help Save Pets was originally founded as the Humane Society of Plainfield in 2000. Since then, we have placed more than 11,000 animals into loving homes. Each one of these animals was given shelter, food, and medical aid and vaccinations and time to find the right home. We have grown and now operate out of 6 locations, not all of them in Plainfield. In 2008, we changed our name from the Humane Society of Plainfield to Help Save Pets, still HSP.
Dr. Tony Kremer owns 6 veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area and one in Ohio. He is the founder of Help Save Pets, an animal shelter which has saved more than 11,000 pets since 2000. Dr. Tony’s knowledge, insight, and advice are shared regularly with major media outlets across the nation and in the third largest market. Dr. Tony is also a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Public Education Committee that routinely gets the word out about responsible pet ownership.