Westbury Animal Hospital
713.723.3666 · 4917 S. Willow Dr. Houston, Texas 77035 

Annie's Shenanigans

Lorenzo steals the spotlight

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello! My name is Lorenzo and I am the new kid on the block. I was recently brought to Houston from the great north state of Washington to live in my new forever home with one of the doctors. Westbury has embraced me as a new family member and I am loving life! Thank you Annie for letting me borrow your blog! 

Often you will find me hanging around the place like this...

....some call me lazy....I call it selective participation.


I want to take the opportunity to enlighten Annie's readers about a very serious disease that puppies my age can easily succumb to and can be fatal. Ironically, this disease can also be prevented by proper vaccination. 

Parvovirus. This winter, Houston has seen some serious cases of parvo that is normally a more common occurrence only in the spring time. 

Puppies who are not vaccinated for parvovirus are at risk from this hardy virus that can live in the environment for months. This disease will attack rapidly growing cells such as the intestinal tract and immune system. Puppies will start showing signs of lethargy, vomiting, and classically very bloody diarrhea. If left untreated, parvo can be fatal in almost 100% of cases. With aggressive treatment and catching the disease early, puppies have closer to a 70% survival.  

A simple test at the vet's office can screen for this disease. All puppies should begin being vaccinated for parvo and distemper as early as 6 weeks of age and receive routine boosters based on your veterinarian's guidelines. 

Make sure to keep your young puppy away from unvaccinated dogs or places where unknown dogs have been until your puppy has been well vaccinated. This disease is highly contagious!

I know it is tough to get shots, but I will make sure to stick to my strict vaccination schedule while I am still growing!


Annies Top Dawg Award Winner for June

Monday, June 03, 2013

Congratulations to Charlette!!

Annie has made her selection for the month of June! Charlette is our top dawg award winner. Winners of this award are chosen by their peers and selected for enhancing customer service, going above and beyond or showing great care and compassion.

Charlette is a member of our client service representatives and has shown great customer service during this month and we want to thank her for her dedication and hard work. She was able to work with many clients who were having financial difficulties and specifically assist a long time client in setting up a more stable financial plan. This is a great example of how Charlette always takes the initiative to better the clinic, and manage difficult situations that can be uncomfortable to manage and easy to just avoid. Charlette is also great with customers and I think we can all agree we love to hear her voice shouting, “GOOD MORNING!” across the bull pen speaker phone when she starts her shifts. Charlette always remains positive and we appreciate her dedication in planning some of our clinic parties as well.

Be sure to congratulate Charlette next time you see her!


Embrassing Photos - Thanks Mom!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I’m SO Embarrassed

Mom! How could you put all of my embarrassing baby photos on the web??? Please folks ignore my over sized wormy belly and my sad puppy dog eyes. There is no excuse for my fluffy cuteness!

 

When I first was abandoned at Westbury everyone thought I was among a litter of Labrador retriever puppies. We were too small to know for sure. 

For the first 4 weeks of life I lived at Westbury and was bottle fed by all the staff members there. They took such good care of me and nursed me through any sickness and made sure I stayed warm and clean. Thank to everyone who gave me a great start in life! 


Man, was I a big surprise when my ears started growing long and getting curly!! Everyone would tease my mom for owning a cocker spaniel, but she knew deep down I was beautiful no matter what breed I turned into!

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