Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Teddy Bear

Next up is Teddy Bear, mentioned in the previous post.  This handsome guy is six years-old and was happy to cuddle in Gail's lap and watch all the other animals parade by.

This is Teddy Bear's second attempt to be seen at the clinic.  Like Cash he arrived too late to be seen at the previous event so he arrived extra early.  Mostly Gail just wanted him to get an annual checkup and to have his vaccinations updated.  In the process Teddy will also be given flea treatment.  He is a happy healthy guy and Gail is doing her best to ensures that he stays that way!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Meet Cash.  Named in honor of Johnny Cash this one year-old lab who came with his person Dan and his little friend Teddy Bear (who will almost certainly be featured in a future post) to be seen at the clinic.

I suspect he found all the activity a little stressful at first, he made his concerns heard.  However Cash quickly settled in to the bustle of the crowds and watched people and their animals parade past his comfortable seat.  Recently he has been chewing on himself a bit so Dan came to get some flea treatment and to get his one year vaccinations completed.  Otherwise Cash is as fit as anyone could hope for and as Benjamin Franklin famously said "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

At each clinic we have a vaccination team so that if all you need are some shots and flea treatment we can get you in and out with greater speed.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stats from June 5, 2011 clinic

The results are in! PAW Team treated a total of 100 pets at the June 5, 2011 clinic on Division:

52 dogs
47 cats
1 ferret

Thank you volunteers!

Monday, June 20, 2011


This sweet lady's name is Précise and she is a seven month-old ball of happiness and energy.

This is Précise's fourth visit to a PAW Team clinic and she generally spends the night in line with her owners Aaron and Ruben to ensure that she gets to see one of the vets.  Her most recent visit is to have an oral lesion examined.  Puppies often have mouth injuries dues to chewing and general naughtiness but her people want to ensure that this is nothing to worry about and to get any treatment, if necessary.  An oral infection can be quite painful and Précise needs to be in tip top shape if she is going to chase down every stray leaf an errant breeze sends across her path!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Jack in the box

This handsome gentleman is Jack and although he arrived in a carrier he came out to model for me.  At seventeen pounds he is a big boy and has catcher's mitts instead of paws (Jack is polydactyl, he has extra toes)!

Jack came to the clinic for the first time this month, his person Denise made sure to arrive bright and early to ensure that he would be seen.  In addition to getting some flea preventative and dewormer Denise has been worried about Jack.  He has bouts of discomfort that lead to some manic behavior and was hoping to to get the assistance of one of PAW Team's volunteer vets to figure out what is going on so he can get some treatment.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's clinic such a success!  Without the tireless efforts and contributions of the volunteers and the community none of this would have been possible.

This is Lulu, a ten year-old pitbull with the most amazing eyes.  She has a condition called sectoral hypochromia, there are no known adverse effects it just means that one of her irises has two distinct colors.  Lulu came to the clinic with her human Jason and her boyfriend, a seven month-old puppy named Scooby Doo, for standard vaccinations, flea treatment and an annual physical.  This is her second attempt to be seen, she came last month but arrived too late to get an appointment so she arrived over five hours early, at 7:30 in the morning, to be sure that she would get to see a vet.  It is obvious that Jason loves her, she is happy, affectionate and in terrific condition!