Good golly miss Molly! Our pet spotlight this month features a sweet little one-eyed Shih Tzu girl with tons of personality. Molly came to our clinic in May with a ruptured cornea in her right eye and a very worried mommy. Dr. Joe knew that removing Molly’s eye was best, but because of her history of heart problems, he also knew it would be a risk to put her under anesthesia. However, after several rounds of eye ointments and antibiotics, we realized that we would have to make the tough call to sedate and remove the eye in order to save her life. Under the watchful eyes of the doctors and techs, Molly did very well during her surgery and recovered better than we could’ve hoped. We at AHAH have all grown very attached to her and her sweet owner and continue to look forward to our visits with them.
Look at those ears! This little guy is Linus Varnes who is our newly recognized featured pet! We chose Linus because we wanted a patient that represented overcoming hard times and was currently on the road to recovery. This sweet boy came to us in September struggling with an unknown illness which we later diagnosed as Addison’s Disease. This disease is a disorder of the adrenal glands in which the adrenal hormone isn’t producing properly. The Varnes, and our doctors fought tirelessly to get this little guy better and after many combinations of tests and medicines, their efforts paid off. Today, Linus is a healthy, happy pup that enjoys chasing squirrels and chipmunks, watching John Wayne movies, and playing with his sister, Gracie. While we all became very attached to Linus during his stay here, we are delighted that he was able to finally go home to be with his family. It’s safe to say that he will always be welcome to come spend the day with us any time he wants, or any time he wants a few (or 20) dog cookies. Congratulations Linus!