Friday, July 29, 2011

Charity Dog Wash

On Sunday August 28, 2011 we are holding our annual Charity Dog Wash benefit in support of Veterinarians Without Borders - World Rabies Day Campaign. Come check it out and support a very worthy cause - to help eradicate Rabies around the world. Bring your dog for a bath, a nail trim or moral support.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My cat is blocked!

My Cat is Blocked!
“Your cat is blocked” are words that every cat owner dreads hearing.  Thunder had the misfortune of “blocking”  (i.e. being unable to urinate”) last April.  We were successful in passing a catheter so that he was able to urinate again and we made several modifications in his diet so that this problem is less likely to occur again.
Thunder was in today so that we can recheck his urine, so ensure that the dietary modifications have worked.  He has dropped from 16lbs. to 14lbs. and is much more active.  According to his family, he is urinating with no signs of discomfort.
We have obtained the urine sample and are awaiting the results.  We are looking for:  dilute urine, 3 -5 crystals (as opposed to 50, which he had last time) and no bacteria.  We’ll report on the results later this week!
Update: recent results indicate that there are no crystals in little Thunder's urine. The special prescription diet he is on to help him with this problem is doing a great job.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Welcome to our Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog.

This is just the beginning of a very exciting time for us here at Royal City Animal Hospital. With this blog we will share with you some information on pet care in a fun and interesting way. We will share personal stories about our own pets and about some of the pets we care for. Our goal is to start a conversation with you about responsible pet care and how you can be a more active participant in your pets health care needs.

 At no time should any of the information on this blog replace seeking proper advice from your veterinarian and your veterinary health care team.