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Liver Surgery

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If you are interested in watching a surgery of a cat with a liver disease called a shunt follow the link below.

Liver (PSS) Shunt Surgery

 

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Rabbit with a broken front leg

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This bunny broke his front leg. Learn how we diagnosed it and applied a splint by visiting this link on our web site.

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Guinea Pig with bladder stones

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This is Mr. Darcy and his mom. He had bladder stones that we removed this week. You can learn more about it from this link at our Guinea Pig Diseases page.

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Orphaned Kitten Care

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Dr. Kennedy volunteers as foster care for orphaned kittens, with the Southern California Siamese Rescue organization (cs.siameserescue.org). Animal shelters typically get flooded with young orphaned kittens in the springtime, and this year is no exception. Unfortunately, they cannot provide the care needed by very young kittens, who are often suffering from a variety of respiratory and intestinal infections, as well as fleas and viruses.
Kitten rescue organizations such as SCSR pick up these orphans and find foster volunteers who can raise them until they’re old enough to be adopted out. They’re spayed and neutered before adoption, as well as being tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
All of Dr.Kennedy’s foster kittens are viral negative, but many have worms. Some of the kittens have been hospitalized and given IV fluids, which is why some have shaved patches on their front legs. These protozoal infections can be very persistent and sometimes deadly in young animals, so it’s extremely important for puppies and kittens to be dewormed and tested several times throughout their first year. Our web site has much more information on worms (internal parasites).
Dr. Kennedy’s kittens very likely were infected with Giardia and Coccidia before they were born, and needed some help getting over their infections and returning to health. Most are doing very well, even ‘Jamaal,’ who was only six ounces when he arrived from Tijuana. Being so small, he’s needed more intensive attention, including assist-feeding to help him gain weight. He’s a trooper, and is now nearly eleven ounces. Once he reaches two and a half pounds he’ll be neutered and ready for adoption. You can find out more at cs.siameserescue.org.
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Dove With a Secret Message

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Check out our latest Facebook link about a dove that came into our Wildlife Program this past week. You can access it from the homepage of our web site, or follow the Facebook link at the top right of our homepage. It’s an interesting one!

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Rabbit Bladder Problems

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Our Rabbit Diseases section has information on this important disease in rabbits. Here is the link- https://www.lbah.com/word/rabbit/rabbit-urinary-stones-and-sludge/

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Birthday Girl’s

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Clients and Their Pets

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Check out some of the new people that came in with their pets this week. You will find them in the Clients & Pets menu heading at the top of the page.

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Long Beach Post Articles

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Dr. P writes a weekly article for the Long Beach Post on health issues in our pets. The column is called “The Vet is in”.

Here is the link to learn more: https://lbpost.com/tag/the-vet-is-in/

 

 

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Welcome!

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Welcome to our new ‘Current News’ page. With this page we will continue to provide current information, facts and educational videos on the animals that we care for, the wildlife we take care of for free, and the photographic and conservation trips Dr. P takes around the world. We hope to see you back often!

If you have never seen a penguin up close and personal, here is your chance. This video was taken by Dr. P in the Falkland Islands. It is a curious Magellanic penguin.

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