Congratulations to Miss Ellie Johnston who was nominated by our staff at the September 2018 Pet of the Month!
“Miss Ellie is a 14 year old Siamese. She loves spending her time laying around the house following the sun from window to window. If she get too hot then she goes and lays in front of a fan. She loves to be brushed, even her face, First thing in the morning she has to have a glass of milk. She will follow me throughout the house until I pour one for her. She loves treats. She does try to be a lady and cross her paws when she is laying down.”
Thank you to our valued clients, patients, friends and the community for voting TOAH Best of Orlando 2018!!!
We are honored, humbled and cannot be more gracious for your votes!
It is refreshing to know that our hard work, education and determination is noticed and appreciated and we have gained your trust and loyalty.
Be on the look for us in the September 2018 issue of Orlando Magazine!!
Hi there! My name is Vader. My mom tried to change my name to Milo but, I refused to answer to that name so Vader it is. I’ve lived with my people since I was 6 months old and now I’m a senior with diabetes. With the proper diet and insulin, I’ve maintained a very normal life. Tuscawilla Oaks Animal Hospital really helped me feel better.
I’m a laid back cat. I hang with the dogs and they follow me around because I’m the pack leader. I play with their toys and sleep on their beds. They know I’m the boss! I’m really helpful around the house too. I wake up my people every morning at 6:00am so they know to feed the dogs (and me of course). If there is a lap free I sit on it so they will be warm. When I sit next to them I always put a paw on their arm just to give a reminder that I’m there for them.
When the little boy I live with gets sick I stay with him until he’s feeling better. I’m kind of like a support cat really. I’m great with kids, dogs, cats, and people. I don’t discriminate… except for lizards, I eat lizards. My people love me unconditionally and that’s why I never scratch or bite them. I purr sometimes when I just make eye contact with them. We are all really lucky to have found each other. I’ve had the privilege of being the Pet of the Month at my house many times but, this is the first for the Vet’s office. I’m honored. Thank you!
“Thank you for honoring my sweet little girl. Lulu is a pure bred Maltese with abundant energy. She has congenital mega – esophagus which prevents her food from entering her stomach. She eats in a little high chair and then has to remain in an upright position for 20 to 30 minutes after her meal. Thank goodness she is small. Lulu loves to play with stuffed toys that are almost as big as she is and she throttles as if she were a lioness attaching her prey. Her funniest action is a great deal of walking on her hind legs. Thanks to the wonderful staff at TOAH, she has remained very healthy. Although she requires a lot of time, I wouldn’t change her for the world. She is beyond loving and there are times when she acts as if she is an appendage to my body.”
Brownie was first found wandering the campus of Jackson Heights Middle School during after-school hours. Mom and sister were there for a club potluck event and, after seeing her roaming around and finding out that animal services had been called, decided to coax her into the family van. We decided to take her in temporarily while we worked with Pet Rescue by Judy to find her a forever home. In the meantime, through the pet rescue, TOAH spayed Brownie for adoption. But like many a pet love story, we decided to keep her; and so she joined mom, dad, three two-legged sisters, and one four-legged sister of the same age. She came to us in very rough shape – severely underweight, riddled with fleas, covered in deep wounds and gashes – and a little over a decade later, she’s now thirteen years old. Despite her “senior” status as a dog, she still has the personality and energy of a puppy!
Brownie absolutely loves food; we know all dogs do, but she really, truly adores food. She particularly loves her special homemade peanut butter dog cookies, watermelon, chicken, her post-bath hamburger patty, and eggs in any form. Brownie loves when she gets her daily snack of a hard-boiled egg, or an occasional poached egg (yes, poached!) when her humans make some for breakfast from time to time.
Her favorite things to do are sunbathing, going on walks, cuddling with her stuffed animal, spreading out and nesting in dirty laundry, and following her humans around the house. Brownie’s trademark features are her adorably large, upright ears, little potbelly (due to a floating rib cage), and big chocolate-brown eyes.
Just recently, we found out that Brownie has a very rare cartilage mass that had grown to a size and in a location that was obstructing her airway. Therefore, in her case, it caused sudden and extreme breathing difficulties. Due to its inoperable location and unsuccessful attempts to identify the mass before it continues growing, Brownie underwent a permanent tracheostomy to first and foremost allow her to breathe again and be able to leave 24-hr hospital care. Brownie will be spending the remainder of her life living comfortably at home with her family. Though she is still in recovery from the procedure, she is doing very well and has regained her energy and spirits to her normal food loving, trotting, and cuddly self. We don’t know how much time she has left, but we are very grateful that she made it through the roughest patch in her life and that she is enjoying what time she does have with her family.
Brownie has been through a tremendous amount this past month, so we’d like to say a big thank you to TOAH for selecting Brownie as June 2018 Pet of the Month. Thank you so much for helping us get Brownie the emergency care she needed. Brownie made it through everything so far because of the amazing care of Dr. McPherson-Hurt, the TOAH staff, and the doctors at AVS.
Congratulations to our May 2018 Pet of the Month.
Read her bio below:)
“Morgan is a registered therapy dog. She always shares her toys with her friend Emma. She says thank you when we give her food. When she digs a hole in the backyard she rinses her paws in the pool before coming in the house.
Morgan came to us at age 6 as a retired mom from Magik Golden Retrievers in Sorrento, Florida. She had 3 litters and was a very good mom to her puppies.”
Buster came to us as an energetic 2-year-old, with some trepidation, having left the only family he had ever known (due to family/medical reasons). For us, it was “Love at First Sight.” Fortunately, it didn’t take him long to settle in and became a beloved and loyal member of our family. He is a 95 lb. lap dog with a BIG personality. He follows Mom around all day, plays with the kids all evening, and is up at the crack of dawn with Daddy for his early-morning belly rubs. Buster loves his family.
His favorite pastimes include: sitting on our laps to be petted, standing on our feet to be petted, lying on our beds to be petted, sitting on the sofa to be petted, and going for car rides. He also loves his morning social hour when he sings, in unison, with all of the next-door neighbor-dogs
Buster is a skilled ninja-like counter surfer, who waits until the perfect opportunity to strike. He has stolen donuts, hamburgers, bread, cookies, and more; and like most of our 4-legged friends, he is meticulous when it comes to cleaning crumbs and morsels from the floor.
He is very attentive to the front door, letting us know, in his own thunderous and loquaci
Whether it’s a week, or a short trip to the mailbox, Buster is waiting at the door to greet us, with a smile, a nudge,and a wagging tail. He is the best source of joy and entertainment a family could ask for.
We adopted Abigale from Animal Control in January of 2017. Along with some minor health issues her biggest concern was her weight.
Weighing in at 20lbs she was unable to walk or play for more than a few minutes at a time or make it up the steps without taking several breaks. Shortly after adopting her, we brought her to TOAH. After a much-needed haircut and a strict diet of Purina OM (Overweight Management). (Only getting carrots or green beans as treats) Abby lost 8 lbs in 8 months! (That is a lot for a small shih tzu!!!) She is now a very flattering, 12 lbs.
Today, Abby is a thriving, ornery, rambunctious little spitfire. She enjoys playing with her brother for hours. We are so happy😊