March 29 SCARS update…
Meet William. A new intake who was a stray. He is emaciated & dehydrated. They can’t even find a vein to get fluids. He is negative for parvo. His gums are gray/white. They think he is so loaded with worms that they’ve literally sucked too much blood out. His stool is black and bloody. He is only 12 weeks old.
Meet Clem. Thought to be 4 to 4.5 months old. He came to us with a large lump & eyes swollen shut. He was so scared at first, he would just run off and hide. We brought him into the vet and a sample was taken from the head lump. It was a hematoma. A soft, blood filled bump. It was as a result of a hit to the head vet determined. How did he suffer such a severe blow? We won’t ever know. The blood will reabsorb and he received a long-term antibiotic injection to cover the bacteria that often occurs with a hematoma. Already the swelling is reduced.
The next emergencies are an injured cat and dog – both kicked by a horse. An emergency driver took them to the Westlock veterinary clinic.