Hercules and Pawsitive Steps Ribbon Cutting Ceremoney

Wow, was today an exciting day! We had a BIG event at the office today and lots of people came over just to see me! Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets had a ribbon cutting ceremony and I got lots of attention and treats! The City of Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett even came to meet me! I got to show everyone how the land treadmill and underwater treadmill work – they were all very impressed. It was so much fun – everyone wanted to pet me and give me goodies.

I wish that my whole fan club could have made it today, but we will have another big event next month – it’s called an open house, but it is just for humans (except I get to be there as usual). The open house will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 10am to 1pm at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets (1894 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309). I would love to see you all there!

Pawsitively yours,
Hercules (and Dr. K)

Dr. Tari Kern
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Helping Vayda

I saw Vayda’s story and no matter what our current bank balance is, we had to help. Consequently, some medical dollars were sent to help this sweet girl in her recovery. Here is her story. Thank You Home Fur-Ever for getting those miserable owners to release this abused girl. ~ diana

Vayda -This sick emaciated mama was surrendered to our friends at Home Fur-Ever Rescue on Tuesday after one of their volunteers responded to a Craiglist post. She is emaciated, has white gums and is lethargic. One of her 3 month old puppies was also surrendered as well. She appears to have had two recent litters where most of the puppies were already sold and taken away from the Vayda much sooner than they should have been. Vayda was taken to the hospital and was found to have an ear-infection, high white cell count, and is 25 lbs under-weight. Vayda is now in a wonderful foster home where she is getting a lot of love and attention. Check out her progress on the Home Fur-Ever fb page.

4/4/13  Vayda continues to get stronger now that she has love and attention. ~ diana

Bubba Needs Your Prayers

Bubba was rescued from the middle of I-75. Found to be heart-worm positive, now he is suffering from a reaction to the treatment. Please keep him in your prayers and as an added precaution, 4 Paws 1 Heart has sent some medical dollars to help in Bubba’s recovery. ~ diana
Bubba Update ~ We got a call from the Emergency Vet with an update on Bubba, he continues to vomit, they are starting him on I.V. Fluids, he has gotten a steroid injection, blood work is being done, and x-rays of his abdomen to look for any possible issues in his stomach. His body temperature is low, gums are pale white, and breathing is shallow. Bubba recently went through Heartworm Treatment, this appears to be a reaction from the treatment. Please say a prayer for him.

Francine Left Behind

March 28, 2013 – Francine is being fostered by A Scooter’s ResQ to help her find her furever home.

Francine was brought into emergency to be euthanized. The owner didn’t want her anymore because she hid in the house and wasn’t a sociable cat. He claimed she was “not touchable”. After hearing his story things didn’t add up so we let her out of the trap to see how she would act. She let us pet her, trim her nails, pick her up, and brush her. Frances was left behind after a divorce two years ago. She is 9 years old, long haired, beautiful female, fixed, and on the shy side. Not enough reason to euthanize her! We offered the owner to surrender Frances to “4 Paws 1 Heart” and he was glad to. She is in good hands and she will find a forever home with someone who can give her the love and affection she so desperately needs.