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Pet of the Month-May 2018-Morgan Anderson

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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.”

Pet of the Month-April 2018-Buster Toshie

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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.With no roosters in the neighborhood, they assume the responsibility of ensuring that everyone is awake and on time. We consider it community service. 

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, his 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 loquacious mannerthat we have visitors callingparcels being delivered, or neighbors strolling by. His protective nature cannot be overstated, as he fearlessly chases away all killer squirrelthat dare to climb his pool screen!

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.

 

Pet of the Month-March 2018-Abby Rich

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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😊

Pet of the Month-February 2018-Mii Rodriguez

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Congratulations to our February 2018 Pet of the Month!!

Mii Rodriguez.

“Mii came into our lives rather unexpectedly (a common trend among cat owners, I’ve noticed!). My wife and I had recently moved back to Miami from a short time living in Raleigh and were living with my parents for a bit.

One night, I went to the backyard with my mom and heard the tiniest of meows followed by a splash in the pool! I quickly run over and scooped Mii out of the water while his brother crawled his way to me at the same time. It seemed the local neighborhood cat had a couple kittens and left them in our yard. They could not have been more than a couple weeks old at the time. We nursed them for a bit until momma cat came back, at which point we introduced her litter back to her. While she would let Mii’s brother nurse on her, she would constantly push Mii away and just outright rejected him. Eventually momma cat left with Mii’s brother, at which point he became ours to love and care for.

When we moved out of my parent’s home, there was a small debate as to who would keep him, but he had ultimately developed a bond with our older cat, Knowme, and so we could not split them up.

Shortly after making the move from Miami to Orlando last year, Mii started having difficulties and was getting notably skinnier. My sister in law had recommended TOAH where Dr McPherson helped us finally get to the root cause. Mii had developed a tumor in his intestine and was also diagnosed with lymphoma. After much stress and many tears shed, Mii went through surgery to have his tumor removed by Dr Fullenwider. I’m so happy to say that thanks to lots of love and an amazing staff at TOAH, Mii has reacted very well to his treatments and has plumped back up to the usual cat we have known and loved this last decade.

Mii lives to hide under sheets and blankets, leaving a comical lump on a freshly made bed, keeping anyone company when they are on the couch or lying down on a bed, and, though I know the TOAH vets will shake their heads at me, he has an unusual affiliation with pancakes (I promise that we only give him a nibble the rare times pancakes are made!).”

 

 

Pet of the Month-January 2018-Rusty Zawacki

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After losing our German Shepard, Duke, we were looking for a new pet and came across this cute puppy which was a breed that we had not seen before. After doing our research we found out the breed is called a Shib Inu. We quickly decided he would be a good match for us. So Rusty came home to live with us in September 2010. 

Rusty has become a great addition to our family, everyone he has come in contact with falls in love him.  When our grandson visits he calls him his “cat/dog” since Rusty is so cuddly like his cat, except he barks occasionally.  Rusty enjoys sitting on your feet and if you move them he will move with them. 

In August 2015 we adopted a brother for him, Yoshi, which is a Shib Inu/Husky mix and they are great playmates for each other.

Thank you for choosing Rusty as the Pet of the Month.

Monica and Jeff Zawacki

Yoshi and Rusty

 

Holiday Hours

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 TOAH would like to wish the happiest of holidays to all of our valued clients and patients!!

We just wanted to take a moment to make you aware of some changes to our business hours in observance of the holidays.

We will be closing on Friday, December 22nd 2017, between the hours of 12pm-2pm for our staff holiday party. 

We will be closed on Monday, December 25th 2017 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 26th 2017 with normal business hours.

We will also be closed on Monday, January 1st 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 with normal business hours.

Please be sure you have our emergency phone numbers handy in the unlikely event you may need them. 

On call doctor 407-917-0501. 

If you do not receive a response within 5 minutes please call 
the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Casselberry at 407-644-4449

Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday season!!!!

Pet of the Month-December 2017-Bode Angley

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Thank you for the nomination. Bode would love to be Pet of the Month. Bode is named after Bode Miller a downhill skier.

Bode is a rescue dog who was born on December 26, 2006. We adopted him in February 2007. He was one of ten puppies. He was the largest one and the most vocal.

Bode has been a patient at TOAH where he has received so much good care and love since we adopted him.️

Bode loves to go for walks and bark at the pool vacuum. He is happiest when surrounded by all of the family who love him so much.

Pet of the Month-November 2017-Clara Phelps

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Congratulations to Clara Phelps who was nominated as our November 2017 Pet of the Month.

Please read her full bio below:)

“Clara Bell came to us through the Orange County Animal Services. It was January 2015 and she was being featured on the website with a red and green holiday kerchief. She looked so pitiful and lonely we just had to go down and take a look. She was friendly but tired easily which, made sense for we discovered she was heartworm positive. She had tear duct problems as well, so her eyes were goopy and it looked like she was crying all the time. We took her home and the adventures really began!

Our girl went through a lot in the next year as we almost lost her to a fist sized blood clot (heartworms can cause blood issues), skin cancer removal and radiation, surgery to correct her inverted eyelids and diabetes insipidus!

But she is a trooper, takes her medicine without complaints and goes about her day.

Clara likes rough housing with her brother who she now outweighs (72 pounds of muscle), dragging me around on walks, chasing squirrels and she enjoys snuggling with anyone who will sit still for it. She is a big baby and makes new friends whenever she goes. We are so happy she came home with us and hope she is with us for many years to come.

– Ernie & Betty”

Franklin’s Friends Bake Sale

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Dear valued clients, patients and friends of TOAH,

TOAH is currently raising money to donate to Franklin’s Friends.  

Franklin’s Friends is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to support Central Florida animal welfare by fundraising for local nonprofit and government agencies dedicated to Shelter/Rescue, Spay/Neuter, or Community Education programs.

To help us reach our goal, we are having a little promotion.
Stop in to TOAH next week and you will receive a yummy treat when you make a donation!!
(Pet treats AND People treats!)

When: Week of October 10th 2017
Time: M-F 8am-5pm or while supplies last
Location: 1490 Tuscawilla Rd Oviedo

In addition, we are going to be at Franklin’s Friends Howl-o-ween Dog Walk-a-thon and Canine Costume Contest on Saturday October 28th 2017, from 9-12, at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry.
Come visit us!