Help Our Dogs In Need
Brando Can't Catch a Break
Brando is probably one of the nicest dogs you will ever meet! This sweet red teddy bear was rescued from a City shelter in seemingly good health but we quickly realized that he had numerous medical issues.
First were the seizures/tremors/collapsing episodes. We consulted with a vet who diagnosed Brando with a heart murmur, so off to the cardiologist he went for further evaluation. The cardiologist confirmed a high level heart murmur with some changes to the overall function of the heart but luckily the condition is currently stable, it is unlikely the cause of Brando's seizures/tremors/collapsing episodes. Brando probably has a seizure disorder (like epilepsy) and may at some point do a trial anti-seizure medication.
Then two growths suddenly appeared (one on his leg and one on his neck.) A preliminary biopsy was done which confirmed a high grade malignant (cancerous) mast cell tumor. Brando will have surgery to remove both lumps which hopefully will remove all of the cancer.
Portabella Needs Your Help to Heal
Portabella had a rough time after her routine spay surgery. We picked her up from the shelter spay clinic and a couple days later we had her at the emergency hospital because her spay incision became infected and completely opened up. She needed surgical correction and a drain placed. Unfortunately her problems didn't end there - after surgery she couldn't stop bleeding. We are awaiting results from blood tests that will determine if she has a blood clotting disorder... meanwhile she is sporting a fun red bandage wrap and relaxing comfortably until we can figure out and treat her issues.