Fiona Saves The Day

Fiona Saves The Day

Earlier this week our puppy Sparkie needed a blood transfusion to help him battle his parvovirus infection. Although Sparkie's health improved after the first transfusion his lab values were still too low which indicated that he needed a second transfusion. Luckily for Sparkie, Fiona was a blood-type match and was able to donate blood for Sparkie's second transfusion. Sparkie's health now seems to be improving steadily, and his behaviour indicates that he's feeling better. His energy level is much higher than it has been since his arrival and he seems to have gained an appetite.

Thank You Jasmine for Lending a Helping Paw!

Thank You Jasmine for Lending a Helping Paw!

Over the last few days our little puppy Sparkie has been fighting a battle with the highly infectious virus, parvo. On Wednesday, his lab work showed that he was losing protein from his system and that several of his blood chemistry values were changing for the worse. Sparkie's vets determined that it was important for him to have a blood transfusion and Jasmine stepped in to help. Thanks to Jasmine, Sparkie had the blood transfusion he needed and we're hoping it's put him on the road to recovery.

Nanaimo Daily News reports of an outbreak of canine parvovirus

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A Nanaimo veterinarian is warning dog owners to vaccinate their pets after a parvovirus outbreak that has already led to the deaths of two dogs. Canine parvovirus is contagious among dogs and can even live on inanimate objects, such as cage floors or food pans, for days. Symptoms can include severe vomiting and diarrhea. In the last two weeks, two dogs have died of the disease and several others have been sick, according to Ken Langelier of Island Veterinary Hospital, which recently held a vaccination clinic to help stop the spread.

Sparkie's Fight for Life

Sparkie's Fight for Life

Sparkie is VPAS' newest puppy and he needs help. He is a young Chihuahua X who has been hospitalized with Parvo. Parvovirus is a serious infection that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fever & lethargy. Sparkie was lucky enough to find his way to VPAS before his symptoms were severe and he is undergoing medical treatment. Sparkie's medical treatment will be costly and extensive but we've all got our fingers crossed for this little guy's speedy recovery.

Injured Kitten Needs Help!

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"Pirate" is lucky to be alive. She is a 6 week old kitten who was found running down the barrier in the middle of the Trans-Canada highway earlier tonight. Not only was she scared and infested with fleas, but one of her hind legs was completely severed. Later named "Pirate" by her rescuers, this little girl is in the veterinary hospital awaiting surgery to amputate the mangled end of her leg. With such a terrible injury this little girl is very lucky to have survived.

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