Captain Kappie came in through our South Bay Emergency Department for non-weight bearing lameness of his left front leg and a mysterious skin condition that developed shortly after he started treatment with an NSAID to manage his lameness.
Based on biopsy results, the mysterious skin condition was thought to be a reaction to a commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication reminding us all that, like people, pets can have reactions to prescription medications too! After 36 hours in the hospital, discontinuation of the NSAID, and initiating immunosuppressive treatment, Captain Kappie was back to normal. Dr. Marlene Townsell, an Internal Medicine specialist, is now managing Captain Kappie’s care, making sure he’s comfortable and his immune system stays in check!
Ike came in for a splenectomy and soft palate resection with our board-certified surgeon, Dr. James Kim, and is doing great! He has such an amazing demeanor and our ACCESS South Bay staff absolutely loves him.
However, with a little planning and information, you and your pets can celebrate safely.
Click on the images below to download our Halloween Pet Safety tips. These ‘free printables’ can be printed with ease! Stick one on your fridge as a reminder, or share them with others at work, home, or anywhere there are pets!