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Canyon Animal Clinic

{Our last , but not least, special Pet of the Month for CAC since the merge is coming next month} Hi! My name is Volpe! My mom rescued me from Texas Chihuahua Rescue where they originally found me as a stray in San Antonio. Although, I am very nervous around new people, I am getting more and more trusting and loving the attention. When I am not going on long walks, you will find me laying on the bed sleeping with my mom. I am not too fond of playing with toys, but I do love going to training class where I get to play with my friends!  By far, my biggest accomplishment was recently winning 1st place in The Chihuahua Race!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Skipper! He is an adorable Rat Terrier mix who is about to turn 10! He came to see us August of last year because he was limping. Turns out the cruciate ligament in his leg had torn and he needed surgery. This is similar to an ACL tear in humans. The surgery was successful and he made a full recovery. He came back almost exactly a year later and was limping again, but on the other leg. Sure enough he had the same tear on his other rear leg! After another successful surgery and recovery he is back to his playful self!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Luna is the sweetest Bull Terrier puppy!  She has been coming to us since March for her very first “puppy visit” and a check up due to some concerns about her skin. After a closer look at her skin and doing a skin scrape and checking the sample under a microscope; a condition was diagnosed as Demodex.  Demodex is a genus of tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. She has went through the treatment to clear her skin mites!  She is full of energy and never slows down for more than a minute! Unfortunately, she recently had an accident and fractured her leg which required a specialty surgery to fix. Thankfully, she has healed up and is making up for all the time she had to stay calm after surgery! Despite it all she is always happy and her tail is always wagging! We are happy whenever we get to have this sweet girl in boarding!



Canyon Animal Clinic

Hi! My name is Cassy! I had Fragmented Coronoid Process Surgery on my left elbow. FCP is developmental abnormalities that may occur in the elbow joint, mostly in medium and large breed dogsSurgery is the treatment of choice for this condition, and its aim is to remove any abnormal cartilage or bone and attempt to return the joint to a more normal anatomy and function. When I am not recovering at home, I love to play with my squeaky toys and tennis balls. My mom likes to take me to the barn with her while she feeds the chickens and horses, I HELP! I also really enjoy laying on my bed next to my mom while she does chores around the house. But my overall favorite place to be is under the table by the window where I patrol for squirrels. After my 4 week recovery, I will be back in action! I can’t wait!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon City Animal Hospital

Bruiser is a 9 year old handsome Pit Bull who came in for rear leg lameness last Spring. He also had a prostate infection which he was treated for. In June, a procedure called a TPLO was performed to repair a torn ligament in his knee. He was also neutered at that time. The prostate issue is something that can occur in non-neutered males. After his surgery, he has made a full recovery on both his prostate issue and lameness. His parents love him so much! You can tell by all of the extra fluffy blankets his parents brought him to have during his stay with us!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Juniper is the sweetest dog you will ever meet! She was recently adopted by her family from HSNBA. They quickly fell for her loving personality and she is now an emotional support animal for her owner. Sadly she was very sick after she was adopted and had an exploratory surgery due to speculation of a foreign body. Thankfully there was not a foreign body found but instead she had  a severe case of gastroenteritis. After some medication and supportive care during her stay in the hospital she is now happy and healthy back at home making a full recovery!

 



Canyon Animal Clinic

Hi! My name is Ziva! I am an 8 lb. Miniature Australian Shepherd! I will be celebrating my 4 month birthday on July 15th! The name Ziva, pronounced: Zeeva, actually means brightness and light. I spend my days running circles around my Aunt Bella ( an 8 year old Border Collie). I love tug toys, tearing up newspapers and stealing socks! Like all puppies, I play hard and sleep hard! When I play too rough, my name is: No, Ziva! I am very observant and curious, although that sometimes gets me into trouble! I think I am a lucky dog to live with Hayley, Bella, Gran Candy and Grandpa Phil. They love me, even though I can outrun them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon City Animal Hospital

Meet Tucker! He is a 10 year old sweet Rottweiler who came to see Dr. Lambert last month because he was lethargic, not eating and just not himself. After radiographs and an ultrasound we found out he had an obstruction! He had a foreign object stuck in his intestines! We did emergency surgery and found out he had eaten a squeak toy! Dr. Lambert was able to safely remove the toy and he is at home and doing well! He finally has that smile back on his face that his owner kept telling us he had!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital

Meet Smooshy! She is one of the sweetest kitties you will ever meet! At 16 years young she continues to visit the clinic due to diabetes. Although she is doing well at home she still comes for routine check ups to make sure she is properly regulated. Thankfully she has an amazing family that takes great care of her at home and dedicated doctors that care for her when she visits the clinic! We know it is easy caring for a diabetic patient! So, good job to her human family!  We are always happy to see her!



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!

 



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!

 



HAPPY SPRING!!!!

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!



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!!

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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!

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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!

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