Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Story of the Week: Jolly and a Lonely Bouquet

Jolly is a 7-year-old male Harlequin Great Dane who came to the VCA in June with increased weakness and instability in his hindquarters. He was recently seen by VCA-VRA neurologist Dr. Steinberg who performed a physical exam and an MRI. Jolly was diagnosed with Wobbler’s Disease, which involves compression of the spinal cord in the neck vertebrae, which causes the instability and weakness Jolly is experiencing. Fortunately, this disease is treatable with medicine and surgery options available on a case-by-case basis. He hopes to start Prednisone soon and looks forward to enjoying the rest of the summer. Jolly’s hobbies include going boating, swimming, hanging out at the beach, and playing with his two brothers (another Great Dane and an English lab).

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Patient of The Week: Tucker Weintraub

Tucker  Weintraub or “Why Bones are Bad”

He got into the garbage almost two weeks before we met him. It was not intentional (on his owner’s part, anyway).  The garbage bag was sitting next to the front door; closed and ready to be taken outside. Tucker, an extremely sweet, fluffy, grey yorkiepoo very quietly nosed his way into the bag and ate his delectable find, including the chicken bones that would cause him so much trouble.