At Eastridge Animal Hospital, we know that the animals in our lives serve many important roles and we understand the bond between you and your pet. We value the unconditional love and joy they provide. We believe in providing excellent veterinary care to your pets at an affordable price. We now provide cold laser therapy for those pets suffering from arthritic pain, fractures, post surgery pain, and more. If you are wondering if laser therapy will benefit your pet, please call and speak with a member of our staff.
HiIt’s Jerry Balonek writing this time, not Salem. Five Weeks ago I had to let Salem go. Age and cancer hit her quickly and hard. I couldn’t let my best friend suffer any more. I have done this for thousands of the pets you guys have allowed me to care for. I always respected the clients who requested I be there at the final moments, but trust me, when I’ve watched your dog, cat, bird, guinea pig, rabbit, and others grow from babies to seniors, I did plenty of crying with you. I personally have put 6 of my dogs and 2 of my cats to sleep. It’s horrible. They all were my best friend. Salem was my all time favorite. She was the best pheasant hunting dog I’ve had. We were quite the deadly combo. What was better was how much she loved me. The easiest pup to train, she developed a habit of always standing, sitting, or laying touching my body somewhere. If a stranger came to the house she always stood between myself and them. When I took her to work, she would sit down in my office and refuse to leave me. She wasn’t perfect. Anyone who tried to give her a treat was in danger of losing their hand. Everyone at Eastridge learned to drop it. As any of you who know me well, you know I miss her dearly. This report has been hard to write and when Wendy puts it into the website, she will have to read between tear drops. I will write soon on more help for you guys. I think Salem would allow me to use her column. Dr.Jerry BalonekP.S. – Get your dog tested for heartworm and ticks and get on the meds.2nd P.S. – I want to thank Bruce, Renee, and Sara for kindly making Salem’s last minutes painless.
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