Pet Project: Charcoal and the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers

If you noticed that I’d been a bit remiss in posting this afternoon, this is because while working at my computer today, my 3 year old rescue Standard Poodle, Charcoal, made it known that something was terribly wrong.  By the time I caught on, he was practically driving me to the Veterinarian himself. Abandoning a well-planned afternoon, I raced to Stamen Animal Hospital, where he was stabilized by Dr. Maria Violi, pronounced to be in shock and X-Rayed to reveal a twisted stomach, gastric dilation volvulus, or bloat. I gathered my children, returned to the vet, and we were warned to expect the worst.  Because surgery was required and 24 hour monitoring was best, we got him to the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, one of the best animal emergency surgical facilities anywhere. Please put their phone number in your address book, PDA or iPhone and on the fridge. Charcoal remains there tonight.