Featured Pet: Buddy

buddy_riceThis beautiful boy is Buddy Rice aka Rice cakes. Buddy arrived at our clinic in early April 2012 with two different gun shot wounds to both his front and hind legs. For the first several days, Buddy would not allow anyone to come near him because of his fear of strangers and also his immense amount of pain. After performing his first surgery to pin the hind leg, we were able to alieviate some of his pain and slowly begin to form a relationship. Buddy’s owners decided, along with the doctors, to leave him in our care until he was fully able to put a substantial amount of weight on his hind leg and hopefully able to walk again. By the second month of him being here, he was spending lunch breaks with the techs down in the break room lounging about on the couches. By the third month, after another leg surgery, Buddy was beginning to slowly put his leg down and bearing more weight on it which was a huge success. By his fourth and final month, after lots of TLC and daily electro-magnetic therapy, Buddy was walking with all four of his legs! When it was time for him to go home there wasn’t a dry eye in the clinic, but his owners promised us that they would bring him in to visit often and would board him with us when they went out of town. We all miss him greatly and still refer to him as our “clinic mascot”, but we are elated that he has become such a success story here at his AHAH home away home.