12/8/2016 Yes, we're afraid Dr. Andy is moving on from Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital. He has a disability and can no longer practice veterinary medicine. Dr. Andy graduated from Veterinary School in 1985 from the University of Parma in Italy and most recently studied acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine. After working many years in mixed practice he bought Cats Exclusively from Dr. Holly Ernst in 1993. The "Catman" has worked tirelessly to advocate for both veterinarians and felines over the years. He has served his community in a multitude of ways from working at Lollypop Farm to stongly supporting the LGBT community. Dr. Andy has received awards for his participation in the veterinary community on local, regional and state levels. A very spiritual man, Andy is very active in his church. Andy has always treated his team like family and now he will be able to spend more time with his lovely wife Brigitte and pursue his dreams and aspirations that a full time career hold you back from. Dr. Andy sold Cats Exclusively to Dr. Bob in 2014 and cut back his hours. Now he has decided it is time to fully retire. We wish him well on his endeavors and hope to hear about them on Facebook or in person. Hugs and Kisses, Dr. Andy! Your team at Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital, Dave, Melinda, Lisa, Sherri, Jewel, Julie, Pam and Erika and Dr. Bob
September 15, 2016
Proving Pet Ownership and Protecting them in an Emergency
We love our pets and we treat them like our children, but what happens during an emergency? Fire, flood, earthquakes do happen. Families are displaced and their pets can't always go with them. The best thing we can do is be prepared. Here are some scenarios:
1) You are in a car accident and you are taken to the hospital unconscious. No one knows that your cat needs food water or possibly medicine. What can you do to prepare? Carry information about your pet in your wallet with instructions for their care and who to contact in case of emergency (I.C.E.) There is a company that makes special key tags to alert rescue people about health concerns about you or your pets.
2) There is a fire or flood that forces you and your pets out of your home. Have you made arrangements for someplace they can stay until the crisis is over? It is good to have a friend or animal hospital nearby, but if they have to evacuate too, do you have a backup plan? Do you have documentation and photos to prove that your pet belongs to you when you end up separated from them and they go to a shelter? Is your cat microchipped? Do you have one carrier for every pet in your home? If they are frightened they may not do well in a crrier together. There are websites that list all the information and supplies you would need during an evacuation.
3) You are at work and a fire happens at your house. Do you have a sign posted for rescue personnel to know that there are pets in the home, what kind and how many? You can order stickers from ASPCA.
Let's hope we never have to face these types of emegencies, but the more prepared we are the better. Melinda @ Cats Exclusively
February 11, 2016
A Little Miracle:
This is Cessa. She presented 3 weeks ago blind in both eyes. Our examination and testing revealed that she had significant hypertension leading to both retinas becoming detached. She had been blind for some time and in general once retinas have been detached for any length of time the chances for reattachment and recovery of vision are very slim. Cessa did not read the book however. Multiple medications were started and today she came in with both retinas reattached and was strutting proudly around the office seeing quite well. Miracles do happen!
I'd like to thank Dr. Bob Lann and his team at Cats Exclusively. Six weeks ago my deaf cat Cessa started bumping into walls and furniture in my house all of a sudden. My wife commented: "I think she's gone blind". Sure enough she had lost her sight seemingly overnight. I immediately contacted Cat Exclusively and rushed Cessa into his Dr. Lann. He determined both of Cessa's retinas had become detached which accounted for her blindness. He also determined that her blood pressure was extermely high. I'm happy to say that after only a few short weeks a portion of her eye sight has returned giving Cessa the ability to navigate around the house with ease. The blood pressure medicine Dr. Lann prescribed did the trick. My wife and I are forever grateful to Dr. Lann and his amazing staff. Thank You!!
Please call us if you need help finding a lost pet.
The article also includes information on websites that can help you.
There are numorous local Facebook groups devoted to locating lost pets, some of them include: Missing cats Rochester, Found stray cats Rochester and Lollypop Spotters.
Some websites include: Craig's List Rochester, Helping Lost Pets, Pets 911 and the Microchip websites.
Don't Bring Lilies In Your Home
Posted On 2015-03-31 08:20:29
There are benign and dangerous lilies out there, and it’s important to know the difference.Benign lilies include the Peace, Peruvian, and Calla lilies; these contain insoluble oxalate crystals that cause minor signs such as tissue irritation to the mouth, tongue, pharynx, and esophagus. Clinical signs of drooling, pawing at the mouth, foaming, and vomiting may be transiently seen.
The more dangerous, potentially fatal lilies are true lilies of the Lilium or Hemerocallis species.Examples of some of thesedangerous lilies include the tiger, day, Asiatic hybrid, Easter, Japanese Show, rubrum, stargazer, red, Western, and wood lilies – all of which are highly toxic to cats!Even small ingestions (such as 2-3 petals or leaves) – even the pollen or water from the vase –can result in severe, acute kidney failure.
Other types ofdangerous lilies include lily of the valley. This type does not cause kidney failure, butcan cause life-threatening heart arrhythmias and death when ingested by dogs or cats.
If your cat is seen consuming any part of a lily, bring your cat (and the plant) immediately to a veterinarian for medical care. The sooner you bring in your cat, the better and more efficiently the lily poisoning can be treated. Decontamination (like inducing vomiting and giving binders like activated charcoal) are imperative in the early toxic stage, while aggressive intravenous fluid therapy, kidney function monitoring tests, and supportive care can greatly improve the prognosis. Intravenous fluids must be started within an 18 hour window for the best outcome.
This article is from the Pet Poison Hotline
December 4, 2014:
C'mon now, sing along with us
Here's a story...about two lovely doctors...who have a really really brilliant staff...
The year is almost over and we have so much to look forward to. We thought this would have been official back in April (which is why we had that awesome open house/party) but apparently there is an incredible amount of paperwork involved in the transfer of ownership of an animal hospital. The official date for the transfer is sort-of, around-about the first week-ish of 2015. See what I mean?
This will be a new beginning with our new owner Dr. Bob Lann but at the same time the entire staff is still the same. Did you know that Sherri and Dave have worked here for nearly 20 years now?? It's like they like (ADORE!) cats or something. I've been here almost eleven years myself and Lisa has been here longer than me.
So, you see, it's the same ole comfortable Cats Exclusively with an invigorating new owner with new ideas and new plans for our future.
Feel free to let us know what you think, we love to know your opinion. Let us know about your experiences and expectations of us at email@example.com
Happy Happy Joy Joy to all the kitties in the New Year!
Melinda @ Cats
Oct. 23, 2014
I love my cat. He's A-MAZing...but sometimes I feel like I'm not making him happy. I get home from work and he's ready to play and I'm pretty tired and I'd like to get a bite to eat. Sometimes he's pressed up right at the door and I have to squeeze myself in the door to prevent his escape. I figured out a new thing. Sometimes pets have seperation anxiety and behaviorists recommend not making a big deal when you leave and when you come home. I have taken it one step further. When I come home (besides using extreme caution at the door, just in case) I don't ever acknowledge him when he is at the door. I take off my boots and put down my things and I go over to the "Hello Spot!" Our hello spot is well away from the front door in the middle of the living room carpet. After just a few days I found my handsome devil and his kitty sister running straight over to our special place and waiting (up on their tippy toes) for me to join them. I get down on my knees and thank them for waiting for me away from the entrance and they seem as happy as me. Now my next step is to find a way to entertain them while I get a chance to have something to eat and wind down a little bit. I have to build up some energy for our evening hunt and play time, right? ~Melinda
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