In 1997 Leo Grillo received the EL BLANCO AWARD from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for establishing the worlds first kidney dialysis center for dogs and cats. Since then DELTA Rescue and it’s two state-of-the-art hospitals with our veterinarians continue to help animals from around the world.
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Has Been A Forerunner In Rehabilitation Medicine
We were one of the first facilities to utilize magnetic resonance, therapeutic ultrasound, and cold laser therapy to treat orthopedic degeneration and injuries. We constantly look for cutting edge treatment modalities to treat our aging population.
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue continues to develop hospice care to assist those animals in humanely passing to the other side. This includes drug therapies and physical therapies to alleviate discomfort. We continue to explore alternative cancer therapies for both palliative and definitive cures.
Tick Fever Treatment
Through our efforts on rescue of dogs from the southern desert we have gained valuable information in the treatment of tick fever. This includes both during the acute phase and management of occult infections. We have also gained information in the management of canine influenza in an isolated population.
With cats we have learned much about the management of cats with FeLv, FIV, and FIP. Testing positive for these disorders is no longer a death sentence. Through the efforts of one of our staff veterinarians there is a pending publication on the safe long term use of corticosteroids in cats. This paper has dispelled some of the myths surrounding using anti-inflammatory doses of this medication.
We will continue to search for and implement techniques that will enhance our animal’s quality of life.
We have created a large database of questions asked by pet owners and answered by our D.E.L.T.A Rescue Veterinarians. Below are questions asked about vaccinations:
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY.
i took the dog to the vet to get chekced out they said she needs her front paw to be amputated, so far ive just been cleaning her wound, i cant aford it,and shes not even my dog i been looking for a rescue center or good people whilling to take her, care for her and be sure she finds a good home but ive got nothing so far....she is a very good dog a bit scare of people but when she warms up to you she is the sweetest. i dont know where tp look or what do do but i need to help her now.
He takes 2.5mg SID. Is it safe to vaccinate him
My wife and I recently lost our cat to what we believe was a heart attack. To have a cat live with us for 8 years, then suddenly die without warning or symptom has been devastating. We want to get another kitten but are concerned the same thing might happen. From what I've read, it seems like it's unavoidable and if your cat is predisposed to have the disease, there's nothing that can be done. Is this the case? Any idea why this disease is so prevalent among cats?
How do/can you keep track of all your animals for needed flea control, rabies, distemper, etc medications? Do you microchip them? My little Merlon Cocker Spaniel (10 years old) had skin cancer and it spread so quickly we had to euthanize him (July 2018) before it spread to his bones, which would have really caused him a lot of needless pain. What do you do in that sort of situation? Do you administer expensive chemotherapy with no assurance of any amelioration of it's condition, or do you euthanize it, knowing a cure is hopeless?
i am no longer able to care for my pet turtle and i need a shelter that takes in turtles. I have not found any yet but i was wonder if your shelter accepts turtles ?
I've read yearly shots aren't necessary or good.
My 20yr old friend is trying to get her life together & her dog needs neutering. She has no money. Is there anywhere near Modesto she can go for help. She can't get dog shots with him being neutered. Please help
Wonderful website. Recently rescued a kitten who has ringworm. She was prescribed lime/sulpher dip which is working but has not totally cleared it. Have dipped 6 times. Also applying a topical antifungal. How do you manage ringworm at your shelter? My kitten is seperated from my two dogs and eight cats but I am afraid of them catching it. I have gotten ringworm and am being treated by a derm. Does the ringworm usually resolve? What type of disinfectant do you use at the shelter? Any info you could share on the subject would be very appreciated. Thank you
I have frontline plus I was wrong on the weight of 1 of my dogs can I use the same weight on him even if he is under the weight limit for the package till I can get more in a month or 2?
I have a 2 year male american pitbull terrier, he was put on temaril due to kennel cough. I have experienced aggression problems every since the second day of medication. Is this normal? can the steroid in the medication be causing this?
Several years ago Leo wrote in one of his newsletters that cats who have had annual shots for several years (I forget the exact wording here) do not need to continue with them. In fact, a visit to the vet can do more harm than good since it is possible for them to pick up a virus while there. I have not been giving my cats shots and they remain healthy, but I worry that I am doing them some sort of harm, especially since they are indoor/outdoor pets. I'd appreciate your comments.
when a dog doesn't get vaccinated and she gets an intestinal disease what is the best vitamin or support to build the immune system after being on IV'S AND ANTIBIOTICS? Any particular dog food? raw meat and veggies? dry food?
I just got a post card from my vet reminding us that our 4 yr old Lab is due his DHLPP & CVK. Are both of these shots necessary on a yearly basis?
We have rescued many Shelties over the last 20+ years and they have all enjoyed a good life until they reach about 12 - 13 years. We know that at least four of our Shelties have died of cancer: pancreas, prostate, bladder and lung. They all have been given premium dog food, regular checkups. We have read that flea control could be one of the reasons for the cancer or we could be "over" vaccinating our pets. Can you please share your thoughts on this?
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