“Monica”, as we know her, has found her forever home. She is already getting plenty of treats, hugs and love! Her forever family will be researching her birth place in the Dominican Republic to find the perfect name. Happy wags ahead!
Meet Stretch! He is an 8 year old English Bulldog with quite a tale to tell.
On Christmas Day 2011 Stretch became very sick and had to be hospitalized at the 24 hour Critical Care Facility. After undergoing blood tests, X-rays and ultrasounds he was diagnosed with a form of hepatitis and given a guarded prognosis. Over the next 4 months he was treated with a number of medications and a prescription diet, but he continued to be jaundiced and his blood tests showed he wasn’t really getting better. After conventional therapies had been exhausted, we decided to try acupuncture and herbal therapies for Stretch. His case was so complicated that we referred him to the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Specialist at UF, Dr. Xie. After a few acupuncture treatments and several weeks on some herbal supplements and a special diet, Stretch began to feel better. After about 3 months his blood tests had returned to normal and now he is the picture of health! He made such a miraculous recovery that Dr. Xie is writing up his case for publication, but all Stretch knows is that he feels great and can’t stop smiling!
19 Apr 2013
Bravo for micro-chipping and congratulations to the owners of this adorable greyhound “Marcy”; and kudos to the pet lovers who found her and brought her to us to scan for a microchip! “Marcy” was reunited with her owners minutes after being brought in and scanned, all due to the diligence of these concerned owners.
The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for micro-chipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for micro-chipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
Only 58 percent of the micro-chipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.
A microchip and enrollment in a pet recovery database brings lost pets home and provides peace of mind that your “furry baby” will never wander unknown.
16 Apr 2013
Since “Faith”, now “Luna”, found a great home so quickly, Dr. Harper arranged for two more dogs to be sent from the Dominican Republic to find happy new forever homes in Tampa. “Rachel” and “Monica” arrived on Thursday April 11th and after a few days of getting acclimated, they are enthusiastically looking for new homes. If you know anyone that is looking for a great dog, please send them our way! Both dogs are 1 year old and both are spayed and vaccinated.
“Faith”, our rescue dog from the Dominican Republic, found a great new home! Dr. Mueller fell in love with “Faith” and as of last week, “Faith” has a new forever home and a new name. She is now “Luna” and is quickly learning English and adapting to a pampered life of A/C, fluffy dog beds, playing with her brother “Frankie”, sleeping on Dr. Mueller’s couch and soaking up tons of love! Congrats to “Luna” and to Dr. Mueller!