*WARNING - Graphic Images*
This little kitten, now named 'Minnow', was just rescued by an amazing couple. The couple had read reports of this little one out in the county being hunted by hawks. When she arrived at the shelter we discovers she is covered in what appears to be burns, likely from a motor (This is a good reminder - bang on the hood of your vehicle before starting it to scare out any cats looking for warmth!). One burn covers her tummy to chest, burns on each paw, under her arm and her chin seems to be damaged. She is very scared, very sweet and very hungry
Thursday, August 29, 2013
BAPS has 5 hamsters left for adoption, three females and two males! All like to be handled except for one (Herbert). They all love running around in their hamster balls and are easy keepers. For more information you can contact BAPS at 403-362-4323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 23, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Caddo, our dog with parvo, was able to come 'home' yesterday. We've enabled some pretty strict protocols to keep him in isolation while he is in quarantine. Here is Blythe Lloyd doing her part last night with the poor guy.
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract.
Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog's feces. Highly resistant, the virus can live in the environment for months, and may survive on inanimate objects such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors. It is common for an unvaccinated dog to contract parvovirus from the streets, especially in urban areas where there are many dogs.
Although there are no drugs available that can kill the virus yet, treatment is generally straightforward and consists of aggressive supportive care to control the symptoms and boost your dog’s immune system to help him win the battle against this dangerous disease. Dogs infected with parvovirus need intensive treatment in a veterinary hospital, where they receive antibiotics, drugs to control the vomiting, intravenous fluids and other supportive therapies. Should your dog undergo this treatment, be prepared for considerable expense—the average hospital stay is about 5-7 days. Caddo was at the vet for 6 days and his bill is going be around $1500.
You can protect your dog from this potential killer by making sure he’s up-to-date on his vaccinations. Parvovirus should be considered a core vaccine for all puppies and adult dogs.