Five stars, and two paws up!

Written by Tom & Lynn | Albany, NY Hospital: Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Our Wembley, a 13-year-old domestic short-hair cat, went into some sort of shock last Saturday. When it appeared on Sunday morning that his systems were shutting down in every way, and he was basically non-responsive, we took him into The Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital at 10 a.m. The good folks there had him tested and evaluated by about 1:00 and informed us he’d have to stay 2-3 days for observation and treatment for dehydration and renal failure. The hope was that this was an “event” — like an infection — rather than a “condition,” but by Tuesday the diagnosis was firm: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Scary, but manageable with new diet, some medications, “subcutaneous hydration,” and periodic veterinary checkups. We found the quality of care to be excellent — both for the patient and for his OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAparents. We were kept informed every step of the way, and 54 hours later, Wembley’s been brought back from the brink and can now become his carefree, happy-go-lucky, and sometimes needy self again. The doctors and techs ALL showed us total compassion and courtesy, and we could tell they were treating their patients as if they were “pet parents” themselves, and we confirmed that many of the humans there do have cats and/or dogs of their own. Wembley & we can’t recommend them highly enough! Five stars, and two paws up!

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Latham, NY 12110



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