Gentle ten-year-old Dixie came to us from a disabled community member in crisis who had to leave her home and Dixie behind.  Once with us, Dixie received much-needed vet care and pain medication for her arthritis.  She seemed uncomfortable doing her business outside; diagnostic imaging revealed she had hundreds of bladder stones of various sizes.  After surgery she felt much “relieved.”  Dixie will need to be on prescription food for the rest of her life to help keep the stones from recurring. When she feels better, we will treat her to a dental so she has a pearly white smile for her new family.

Dixie’s care was provided by Alameda East Veterinary Hospital