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June Pets of the Month 2017


Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Molly! Molly is a very sweet 12 year old Lab Mix. She came to see Dr. Leakey in April to check a suspicious lump on her shoulder. Dr. Leakey decided to perform surgery to remove the growth and sent it in for histopathology. The results came back as a Fibrosarcoma; which is a type of cancer. Fortunately, this type has low metastatic potential and we were able to excise all of the mass. We will continue to monitor Molly closely for any more lumps or bumps. Molly recovered from her surgery very well! Shortly after, she had to make another trip to see Dr. Leakey when she developed lameness in her rear legs. After an exam, it turns out she had tarsal luxation or a ligament injury in her rear leg! She is currently going under further testing with specialists to rule out a possible endocrine issue causing the problem. She is currently sporting some cool splints to help support while she heals!









Canyon Animal Clinic

Cricket! Cricket is a very sweet 12 year old Shi Tzu. She has been one of our patients for several years and her mama takes perfect care of her! Recently she had to go through several surgical procedures to get back into tip top shape. She received both a cruciate repair and luxating patella repair to her knee (similar to an ACL tear a football player might have) by a specialty surgeon that traveled to our hospital! Along with those two surgeries she also got her teeth cleaned; a dental, also called oral surgery, a procedure that has to be performed under anesthesia. Cricket was very brave and is recovering well! We just absolutely adore her!









Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Rusty is a very sweet boy, but in his free time he likes to get himself into trouble!  He recently visited us with a swollen face due to a not so friendly confrontation with a snake!! After some loving care from the staff, a little medication, and an overnight stay he was feeling better! He is now back to his happy, loving self always wagging his tail! Take his advice and do not play with snakes! They can be very dangerous! Luckily, Rusty was able to avoid some much worse complications. Be sure to protect your kiddos and ask about our Rattlesnake Vaccine!


May Pets of the Month 2017

Canyon Animal Clinic

Hi! My name is Bobo! I am an 11 year old Toy Poodle. I recently got really sick with a condition called Diabetic Ketoacidosis, which is a diabetic complication where the body produces excess blood acids. The doctors and staff at CanyonVet did everything possible to get me feeling better and finding my correct insulin dosage for my newly diagnosed Diabetes. I am now feeling better and back to stealing food and snacks from my sister, Kiki. However, I have to be careful what snacks I steal – I have a blood glucose to keep regulated! Not too much sugar!








Canyon City Animal Hospital

Bella is a beautiful 11 year old Italian Greyhound. Her owner recently noticed a bump on her side that was increasing in size. She brought Bella to see Dr. Buntain for an exam.  The growth was suspicious and Dr. Buntain recommended removal. After removal, we did a biopsy and determined it was a Dermal Hemangiosarcoma; which is a form of skin cancer. Fortunately, on her follow up appointment, the abdominal ultrasound showed a clear scan at this time, with no apparent spread of cancer cells! Bella has recovered after the surgery and is doing great!









Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Miss Cali is the sweetest Chihuahua! Cali visited us earlier in the year for an exam due to issues with her knee. She was favoring her rear leg. After an exam, it was determined that she had a Luxating Patella along with a torn ligament in the same knee. Cali had to have a special orthopedic surgery to correct both issues so she could fully use her leg again. Cali is fully recovered and using her leg again! Now her visits with us are spent keeping her happy and healthy!


April Pets of the Month 2017

Happy Heartworm Awareness Month!


Are you protecting your pets? Dogs and Cats can get heartworms from just one bite from an infected mosquito! We all know we have a mild winter here in Texas, so mosquitos are around all year long. Luckily, we have great and easy preventatives to use to protect your pet! We just had a sad case this week of a dog that was heartworm positive. Without treatment it can cause life harming changes to the body. Call us today to see what products we have!


Canyon Animal Clinic

Hi, my name is Chex! I am a 120 pound Doberman. I am 4 years old and I love everyone! I love coming to Canyon Animal Clinic! The staff always gives me lots of love and treats! The hugs are good but the treats are better! I recently had to spend the night and have a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), because I tore my Cranial Cruciate Ligament. Bummer! Since the surgery, I have been doing my physical therapy with my mom and I am feeling much better! My family is very happy that I am doing better because I have an important job, of Ring Bearer, in their wedding this month! Thank you CanyonVet for helping me with my leg!








Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Mac! Mac is a 7 year old Rottweiler Mix. He came to see us early March for not eating and lethargy. Dr. Buntain performed radiographs and determined he had Splenomegaly; enlargement of the spleen. Dr. Buntain administered IV fluids and a blood transfusion before performing surgery to remove the spleen (Splenectomy). What is unique about Mac is that his spleen turned out to be a hematoma, which is a benign collection of blood, not cancer! (which is more common) The surgery went well and now Mac is back to his playful, bashful self!










Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

My name is Alfredo! I am a 5 year old Maremma Sheepdog. I am a regular visitor to see my favorite groomer, Amber! More recently, my visits are to care for an anal gland issue.  The anal glands or anal sacs are small glands found near the anus in many mammals, including dogs and cats.  After careful consideration from my doctor and family they decided it was best to remove the anal gland (anal sacculectomy) to clear up any infection once and for all! Permanent relief of chronic anal gland conditions such as impaction, infection, and abscessation can be achieved with surgery.  I have healed from surgery and I am feeling great!


March Pets of the Month 2017


Spring time brings out all the bugs! Fleas, ticks, mosquitos (heartworms)!!! Are you protecting your pets? Ask us how! It is simple!


Canyon Animal Clinic

Hi, my name is Sadie! I am an 8 year old Pit Bull who was rescued by a local family that is trying to help me find my forever home! I get along great with other dogs and I love little kids! Nothing makes me feel better than people rubbing my belly and telling me how sweet I am! A growth on my paw caused me to have my leg amputated, but I am not going to let it slow me down! If you or someone you know would like to adopt me, please call my favorite doctors office so they can get you in touch with my foster family!









Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Maija! Maija is an 8 year old ShihTzu who came to use us for not eating or acting like herself. After doing an exam and running some bloodwork, Dr. Leakey saw her electrolytes were extremely low and decided to keep her here in the hospital for I.V. Fluids and observation. After medication and keeping her hydrated, Dr. Leakey saw her bloodwork results had improved and she was able to go home. But, only to return a few days later with the same symptoms. Further diagnostic testing showed that she had Addison’s disease. After adjusting her medication accordingly and monitoring her closely she seems to be feeling much better!









Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Chucho is a 6 month old Bull Terrier. He came to us very sick! We quickly did a full exam and with some diagnostics we were able to conclude that he was suffering from Parvovirus! Parvovirus attacks the intestinal tract and can cause symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Therefore, causing dehydration that can become life threatening if not treated! After a few days in the hospital with I.V. Fluids and medication, oh, and lots of love, he has made a full recovery! He now visits us for “healthy visits” for his vaccines so he can stay healthy!

February 2017 Pets of the Month

L O V E    is in the air!


It is National Pet Health Dental Month! We are celebrating by offering 20% off Dentals the month of February! Help you pet stay healthy by keeping a clean mouth! Did you know that prolonged dental disease can affect other organs like the heart and cause serious medical issues! Keep the Kisser Clean! Call today and schedule!



Canyon Animal Clinic

I’m Lefty! I am a three and a half year old Scottish Terrier. I have “little” sisters that are English Mastiff’s that I supervise during the day. I had some uncomfortable skin allergies until I saw Dr. Hossalla and the staff at Canyon Animal Clinic.  Now I visit them every 4-6 weeks for an injection called Cytopoint! The injection keeps me itch free!   The staff at Canyon Animal Clinic must really love me, because when I go in for a visit they give me so much love and lots and lots of treats!!








Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Angel! She came to see us last month for a hurt leg. After performing radiographs, Dr. Buntain found a distal femoral fracture in the left rear leg. Due to the breakdown of the bone, repair of the fracture was not likely. Angel’s dad and Dr. Buntain decided to amputate for the best outcome. The surgery went well and so did Angel’s recovery! Now she is back to herself and able to run and play again!










Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Meet Hank! Hank is an adventurous boy who always finds his way into trouble! The first time he came to us his parents were concerned he had ingested rat poison. In a more recent escapade he came in with a snake bite! After a short stay in the hospital with treatment he is now doing great and hopefully keeping his nose clean! This sweet boy is always happy and wagging his tail no matter what the circumstance! Stay outta trouble, Hank!


January 2017 Pets of the Month!

Wow, we cannot believe it is already 2017 !!!!

Happy New Year, friends!

Thank you for continuing on this journey with us!

We are going to start this year off with some sweet kiddos for Pet of the Month!


Canyon Animal Clinic

Meet GG! GG is a two year old kitty with a chronic eye problem that has to be managed with several medications. GG does not let this bring her down, however! GG continues to be the Queen of the house and has recently completely taken over her owner’s bed now that she has made the move into the house! GG loves to lounge in the sun and to have her belly scratched! We are so happy she is getting love and proper treatment!










Canyon City Animal Hospital

Charly is a 4 year old fun loving terrier mix. Even when he recently became sick with an upset tummy he was still sweet and patient despite not feeling well. He had to stay with us in the hospital for a few days where he made a full recovery and is back to playing! We cannot wait to see him again soon for Doggie Day Care!









Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Meet Sierra! She came in with an injury to her rear leg and with further diagnostics we discovered she had a torn ligament in her knee. She started coming in regularly for an injection to help with joint pain. Last month she had a specialized surgery to fix the torn ligament. She will be back soon for a check up post surgery. So far, she is doing great! We also love seeing her smiling face as a visitor in boarding!


December 2016 Pets of the Month

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at CanyonVet!

Canyon Animal Clinic

Meet Floyd! Floyd is a 15 year old puppy who manages chronic allergies! He visits us often for medical spa baths that help soothe his skin and keep him feeling fresh! We always love to see his wise old face!










Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Jack! Jack is a 13 year old Terrier Mix who was adopted by his family from a shelter! He gets you each time you see him with his smirky smile and cute old face! He loves to visit often for Doggie Day Care and visit with the ladies and bask in the sun!











Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Meet Oreo! Oreo visited us recently for a wound of unknown origin on the base of her tail! Amputation was considered because it was so bad! But, we decided to treat the wound over time! Oreo is such a trooper and even allows us to do hydrotherapy on her tail to help speed up healing. We are happy to say that she is healing up well!