Buddy is a rescue that was found January 19th, 2015 tied up in the woods of the Magnolia area with scars, old wounds and with his nose torn and hanging from his muzzle. Because of Buddy’s scars, wounds and filed down teeth it was assumed that he was used as a bait dog in a ‘dog fighting’ operation. Buddy was brought to our hospital by a client who is fostering Buddy through Lucky Penny Rox Rescue organization, in hopes that we could help with Buddy’s situation. Dr. Bulovas and staff then helped to reconstruct Buddy’s nose and mouth areas as well as neutered him. He is currently doing well after surgery and is on the road to recovery. Buddy has such a sweet disposition and has been through so much, we are happy to help him on his road to a happy new life and family.
Willie Nelson- Willie Nelson is a 1 and 1/2 year old English Springer Spaniel that presented for bruising on his back, legs, abdomen, and chest. He also had two episodes of bloody diarrhea. On exam, more bruising was noted on his gums and ear flaps. Upon thorough testing it was determined that Willie Nelson’s own body was attacking his platelets, a disease known as immune mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT). This meant that he was not able to clot his blood and that is why he was forming bruises. He was immediately started on medications to stop his immune system from its attack. Despite this, he started bleeding internally into his bladder, intestines, and lungs. He continued to bleed to the point of needing a blood transfusion. After the blood transfusion, a lot of TLC, and prayers, Willie Nelson began to respond. He is at home and doing well with his family. He continues to be on medications to control his immune system and may have to be on them for the rest of his life. But, he is able to enjoy the love and comfort of his family and his family is able to enjoy the happiness he brings.
Moca Chip- Moca Chip is a 7 and 1/2 year old Chihuahua that is greatly loved by her family. Her family went to work one day and upon returning home Moca had broken her tibia (shin bone) into three pieces. It is unknown how this happened but her family was very upset. She was brought to Dr. Bulovas to be put back together. A pin was placed within the bone to align the pieces and a plate was applied to hold the pieces together. Moca is doing well and will be home with her family soon.