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Celebrating National Black Dog Day and the start of National Pit Bull Awareness Month! . For some crazy reason these wonderful dogs are often the least likely to be adopted from rescues. But in my experience, they can be the best dogs you’ll ever find!! ❤️🐾❤️

Though the loss of Noah has left a giant hole in my heart, a little bit of emptiness can be filled through the love of another pup ❤️ I welcomed Cholula into my home last week and we’ve been forming a great bond. She is tiny, cute, sweet, and spicy 🌶 We’re excited for so many new adventures... and we’d love for you to follow along!! @luladoesatx

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Celebrating National Black Dog Day and the start of National Pit Bull Awareness Month! . For some crazy reason these wonderful dogs are often the least likely to be adopted from rescues. But in my experience, they can be the best dogs you’ll ever find!! ❤️🐾❤️

Though the loss of Noah has left a giant hole in my heart, a little bit of emptiness can be filled through the love of another pup ❤️ I welcomed Cholula into my home last week and we’ve been forming a great bond. She is tiny, cute, sweet, and spicy 🌶 We’re excited for so many new adventures... and we’d love for you to follow along!! @luladoesatx

It’s #NationalPetMemorialDay, but really, we never stop missing them for a single second. 🌈❤️💕 . “People are born so that they can learn to live a good life - like, loving everybody and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

We’re back with “What’s that? Wednesday!” where we discuss medical terms & conditions to satisfy your inner nerd 🤓 . AURAL HEMATOMA: an accumulation of blood between the skin and cartilage of the ear pinna (the ear flap). This is usually caused by excessive shaking the head or scratching at the ears, resulting in a broken blood vessel within the pinna and subsequent accumulation of blood in this closed space. Many pets with an ear hematoma will have an infection of the ear canal that has led to increased itching and discomfort of the ear (and hence, the shaking/scratching). In this photo, we outlined Guinness’ ear margins in red so you can see how his pinna is swollen and flopped over. His ears are normally standing upright! . There are a variety of methods for treating an ear hematoma, ranging from medical management to simple drainage to surgical procedures. Regardless of treatment method, there is always risk for permanent scarring or thickening of the pinna. No big deal, Guinness knows he’ll be cute with or without a little ear crinkle! . The most important part of hematoma treatment is to address the underlying cause. As we suspected, Guinness does have a severe ear infection in this ear. We’re happy that we can help Guinness feel so much better, and we wish him a speedy recovery!

Austin Public Health

We are trying to locate some women who may have been exposed to rabies when they handled a rabid bat. It happened at about 4:30 pm last Thursday, Aug. 2, near the Austin Convention Center at 4th and Red River Streets. It may take at least several weeks for an infected person to show early symptoms, such as fever or headache. This changes quickly to nervous system signs such as confusion and sleepiness. Once it is at this stage, it is usually fatal, so it's critical to contact your doctor right away whenever you get bitten by an animal, especially a wild one. https://bit.ly/2KD1Z8X

Rabies isn’t as rare as we might think! Please make sure to keep your pets (even indoor cats) up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Not only is it the law, it saves lives! Contact us to schedule an appointment for your pets’ rabies boosters! 🐶 🐈