LeviheadshotFebruary is the month we celebrate St Valentine  and in that spirit,  we decided to feature one of our favorite crushes here at Campus Veterinary Clinic. Meet the wire haired charmer Levi. We think he’s the bee’s knees and his human companions Zach and Allie agree with us! They were kind enough to share us his story.

Levi is originally from Texas, but came into our lives in Minnesota around the age of 4 ½, when being fostered by one of our good friends.  We met Levi on a canoe trip during a stop at a popular beach, and it was immediately obvious that he was meant to join our family.

Levi has been described as an “old soul with a young heart,” given his soulful stare and boundless energy.  He is contented cuddling up with us on the couch, but when the leash comes out for a walk or run he gets so excited that he can’t resist telling us about it.

We like to say that Levi keeps us fit, because he starts getting fidgety if he goes more than a day or two without getting out for a run.  He is a trail dog, and has run up to 15 miles with us on a good day!

naughtyleviLikes: Going out for a run, a fierce game of tug-of-war, chewing on rawhides, snoring for attention when bored, spitting out the first bite of his kibble onto the floor at every meal.

Dislikes: Bathtime, being left home when his parents go for bike rides, TV watching, Xbox playing.

If you think you have critter that deserves to be featured on our blog please let us know at moc.y1406612464ranir1406612464etevs1406612464upmac1406612464@ksed1406612464pleh1406612464

**republished from FDA.gov***

February 5, 2014 – Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination. Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

Recall

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact Campus Veterinary Clinic.

For more info including individual Lot Numbers on contaminated products, click here.

When we first met Olive she was in bad shape. The City of Berkeley’s Animal Care Services (BACS) brought Olive into our clinic after she was found injured on the side of road, most likely from being hit by a car.

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Her back was broken and she wasn’t expected to live.

After receiving a few weeks’ worth of hospitalization, Olive began to turn it around. Her back fully healed, she gained some healthy weight and her sweet tempered disposition began to reveal itself.

Campus Veterinary Clinic has provided a round of vaccinations. She’s had blood work tested and has been cleared of any signs of leukemia or FIV. We estimate her to be about 7 years old. She’s spayed, spry and looking for someone to love her unconditionally.

Currently, Olive’s home is with us at the Clinic. She’s taken a special liking to the warm space behind Dr. Reid’s computer monitor or in the “To Be Filed” basket near the front desk. She also does an excellent job of keeping Dr. Reid’s desk chair warm while she’s visiting with other animals.

Olive is available for adoption through Campus Veterinary Clinic. If you’re interested in changing this sweet little life, call us at 510.549.1252 or pop in for a visit and introduce yourself  to Olive the Office Kitty.

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Max O'Hanrahan

BFFs

We’re kicking off the New Year with a handsome critter by the name of Max. Although Max is a low-key dude that doesn’t like a lot of fuss, he graciously accepted our nomination this month.

Max’s story begins in Philadelphia, where his companion Brigid first met him at a shelter when he was just a little black ball of fluff. Brigid picked him up and when he purred in her arms she melted. It was a sign that this friendship was meant to be.

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Max helps Brigid with her metalwork.

Max likes his life drama-free and so opts to be an indoor kitty. For amusement Brigid will throw him bunched up pieces of scratch paper to chase and occasionally he will bat them back to her. Max is also partial to grooming sessions and has a particular chair he sits in when getting pampered with a hairbrush treatment.

Likes: cheese, dried liver, ear massage

Dislikes: the outdoors, vacuums, citrus scents

 

 

dog-and-toothbrush1Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February.

The link below is an informative podcast on the dangers of ignoring the warning signs of periodontal disease. Stay informed and take advantage of Campus Veterinary’s FREE dental exams and month-long 25% discount on all dental services.

http://www.avmamedia.org/manage/mediaimg/s544-dental.mp3

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