Dr. Cary Craig – Weighing in on CH & Anesthesia!

Cary CraigHealth Science Associate Clinical ProfessorSurgical & Radiological Sciences UC Davis Veterinary School PART 1      There are no medical contraindications to any anesthetic technique in CH. However, I think there are considerations, particularly with respect to recovery from general anesthesia. My preference would be to use short acting or reversible techniques. Inhalant anesthetics such […]

Bifford’s “Crash Course”

When I brought Bifford home for the very first time as a “foster” I remember the moment very clearly — it was Tuesday May 13, 2014 and I had NO idea what to expect! I had NEVER had a “special needs” animal let alone a cerebellar hypoplasia cat I was asked by a local cat […]

HandiPet Alliance

          We’ve all heard the stories – – the tales from handipet parents sympathizing to one another in a Facebook group, the group chat including foster families and volunteers or even veterinary staff …                 We have *all* heard the saying, “they can be ‘pet […]

The Emotional Roller Coaster of NYE

NYE – a time for people to come together and reflect on the past year while making resolutions for the fresh new year ahead but sometimes it can be emotionally exhausting for some (especially those overly empathetic or sensitive like I am!). Needless to say the last few months have been a surreal experience – […]

The Maxwell Chronicles (Continued…)

Have you ever heard the age old “tale” that having children one does not get an instruction manual but do you know what else they do not give you a manual to? Handipets. Or more specifically — handiPUGS. It is even more difficult when you have a handipug who has a medical diagnosis that is […]

Handicapped Pet Foundation — Store!

The Handicapped Pet’s Foundation has an online store and a portion of all proceeds go to benefit handipets and the increasing need for mobility devices for animals! You can check out their store here!

Meow as Fluff – Bart!

A very special THANK YOU to our friends over at Meow as Fluff for showing off another beloved favorite in our adorable house of misfits — Bart! You can check our pal Caitlin and the rest of the Meow as Fluff family by going here. When Suzi Langer’s friend, who was working at a veterinary […]

Maxwell Chronicles (Part II)

Living with a Maxwell here at the adorable house of misfits has been a whirlwind of emotions and overall trial and error on things to best help Maxwell thrive. After hearing from various veterinary professionals and pet parents alike on what Maxwell’s official diagnosis was I finally decided to end the debate and scheduled Maxwell […]

Black cats shunned for purr-fect selfies

(this is just one of MANY articles you can find online pertaining to the poor chances black cats and dogs receive in shelters & rescues) Cited: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42871851 The founder of a cat rescue shelter has said black cats are being shunned by potential owners because they do not “show well” in selfies. The RSPCA said […]

Trials & Tribulations of BART

Bart came to my house the late summer/early fall of 2017 from a local veterinary clinic where a friend worked who called me in a panic one afternoon alerting me to “two small sick kittens that were dumped off at the clinic” — a small, yet affectionate calico (we later named Taloola) and a terrified, […]

Five “Silent Killers” of Cats

Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, www.pethealthnetwork.com When it comes to caring for your cat, I have a few simple recommendations: Maintain a safe environment (keep him indoors) Feed a high quality food (e.g., a meat-based protein) Think about preventive care (e.g., an annual physical examination, laboratory tests, and the appropriate vaccines) Provide lots of affection and exercise By following these basic tips, […]

Bifford’s “Tuna Tales” Part I

Can you imagine this sweet, genuine, affectionate, absolute pure face being returned to the cat shelter three separate times? THREE?! Image him after return to the shelter #1 (the family was “going on vacation and did not want to be bothered with Bifford anymore, as per their surrender form) as he is placed back into […]