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#VCAPets of the Week – December 9, 2016

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Lifestyle, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals December 9, 2016

Every week we take a look at the #vcapets shown around social media and check in to see how they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there is tons to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their awesome pet parents. #vcapets / December 3rd...

Shelter Puppy Receives Rare Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Pets, Puppy, Shelters & Rescues, VCA Animal Hospitals November 29, 2016

As an animal behaviorist and trainer of animals, Cynthia Royal has worked with a wide variety of domestic and exotic animals from birds to zebra. “While every animal encounter is an exciting, enjoyable adventure, only a few have captured my heart enough to make them a permanent member of my family.  Then, one night on the evening news,...

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month – Maddox’s Story

Published by VCA Inc. in Cancer, Cats, Dogs, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals November 27, 2016

In honor of National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, the team at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists wanted to tell a story that is personal to their hospital. This is Maddox’s story. His owner noticed a slight limp after playing at Chrissy Field, which turned out to be osteosarcoma, a bone tumor. VCA wanted to tell his story to build...

Saving Shadow – VCA & Marley’s Mutts

As the holidays grow near, we often reflect on moments that stick with us, and when it comes to animal welfare, there are many. Saving the lives of dogs in need is simply a day in the life for the folks at Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue (MMDR), based out of Kern County, CA.  In late 2014 Ashley, an...

Little Bear, Big Heart – Saved by Marley’s Mutts and VCA

Marley’s Mutts has taken part in numerous miracles: dogs faced with near-certain death whom have overcome and survived. Through these journeys, VCA Animal Hospitals have been there to aid in the treatment and recovery of many of these dogs. Perhaps no other dog faced more meager chances of survival than Little Bear. The Beginning Little Bear’s story began with...