Posts with tag William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

UC Davis Helps Rescued Dog See Again

It’s said that breakups are hardest on the kids, or in this case, the dog. In late 2012, Hank, a 5-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, lost his home due to a breakup. The NorCal GSP Rescue in Menlo Park, Calif., took him in and quickly got him some much-needed help. That initial help, though, wasn’t a… read more

After Long Journey, Abused Dog Is Happy and Healthy

Claudia’s granddaughter Arianna, 9, has continually asked her grandparents for a dog as a birthday or Christmas present. Even though Arianna has aspirations of being a veterinarian and is great with animals, Claudia (who asked that her last name not be used) knew that a 9-year-old wasn’t ready to take on full responsibility of owning… read more

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Juvenile Cellulitis, aka Puppy Strangles, Is Not as Bad as It Sounds

“Puppy strangles” sounds like a terrible disease. Its proper name, juvenile cellulitis, makes it seem a bit less scary. And it should. While the condition is something that only puppies normally get, it is curable, and, depending on the disease’s progression at time of treatment, a puppy can even recover from the immune-mediated pustular disorder… read more


New Canine Jaw Surgery May Lead to Better Treatment for People

“I love the fact that it may help humans someday.” After finding out that his 10-year-old Munsterlander had a tumor on his jaw, opting for a new $8,000 surgery to remove part of the lower jaw, then seeing Whiskey become the face of the ground-breaking procedure, that’s what Tom Swierk, Whiskey’s owner, has to say…. read more