Dude came to us at Emergency Veterinary Services for a urinary tract infection. His loving owners were certain that he might have a blockage. After trying a few days of antibiotics, unfortunately, Dude returned to EVS with a full urinary blockage. After days of hospitalization, love and care, Dude was able to go home with medications for his urinary health.
In November of 2014 at the age of 18 months, we had the pleasure of meeting Brennan. This beautiful golden boy went out to play as normal but came in and his back leg was very lame and bent in ways it shouldn’t have been. Brennan rushed to Emergency Vet Services of St Charles. After doing some X-rays, it was determined that he had severe hip dysplasia in both hips, with one completely dislocated. It was decided to transfer him to Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, where he was on continuous pain medicine for the next couple days. The options were total hip replacements or FHO’s (Femoral Hip Ostectomy). Due to his age and size, Brennan’s family opted to go with the FHO.
Meet Charlie – a spunky and sweet 10 year old Toy Poodle/mix. Charlie was brought into EVS on a Friday evening after being attacked by a coyote. He gave his family quite a scare when he came running into the house yelping. Charlie was in a lot of pain with puncture wounds on both flanks. Dr. Lisel KB Ruterbories and staff worked hard to relieve pain and repair the wounds. Charlie’s gray fur grew in black where the wounds were – a reminder to be careful outside. Stay away from those coyotes, Charlie!
Silly Nugget visits the ER service rarely, but when she does, she likes to make it count. As a young girl, she suffered a broken pelvis and hip in an accident and had to have surgery. She has been young at heart since, but carries a reminder with her unusual walk. Silly’s next visit was an early morning in late June. She had become suddenly very ill at home with severe vomiting and diarrhea and arrived at EVS in shock. Her guardian angel Dad was very worried about her–they’d been family for 15 years! Silly was treated aggressively with IV fluids, pain control, and antibiotics and she made a full recovery. Recently, Silly came to visit us and tell us all about her newest pursuit of mastering the underwater treadmill at rehab. Silly Nugget will be turning 16 years old soon and we wish her the happiest of birthdays!
Dakota is a wonderful boy who presented to us at Emergency Veterinary Services with abdominal discomfort and panting. X-rays revealed that Dakota was suffering from a bloated stomach. His loving family elected to move forward with emergency surgery.