Posts made in April, 2013

May Pet of the Month

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Pet of the Month | Comments Off on May Pet of the Month

Congratulations to Bear, our May Pet of the Month! Bear is a 10 ½ year old Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Bear is owned by Ed, Christine and Ed Jr. Platto; they have been coming to Rock Bridge Animal Hospital for many years.  Their other four legged family members are Allie, Kelly, Stinkle and Oreo.   Did you know that May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month?  One in 4 dogs develops a tumor of some kind during his or her lifetime. (https://www.avma.org/Events/pethealth/Pages/default.aspx?PF=1) Unfortunately Labrador Retrievers can be genetically prone to canine cancer. During Bear’s routine...

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April Pet of the Month

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Pet of the Month | Comments Off on April Pet of the Month

Congratulations to Truman, our April Pet of the Month! Truman is a sweet, but curious , 1 year old male domestic shorthair.  Truman and his owner came to our clinic for the first time in January because Truman seemed painful in his left front leg.  Dr. Forbes did a thorough exam on Truman and upon examining Truman’s painful leg, could feel noticeable swelling, as well as, the fracture of his humerus bone.  To confirm the severity and exact location of the fracture we x-rayed Truman’s leg. Truman’s x-ray showed a spiral fracture of the humerus bone and a bone chip.  In order...

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