Posts Tagged: Discoid Lupus

Meet the pack! Bella


This is Bella AKA Bella the Beast.  She is the senior in the family and is the top dog in the pack.

Bella was nicknamed Bella the Beast by her grandma.  In her younger years she destroyed and ate a lot of things.  She has eaten numerous shoes, underwear, and a can opener just to mention a few things.  After she destroyed one shoe we let her keep it and she would carry it around everywhere.  She has us trained now, we put our shoes up off the floor.  Bella is now 11 year old and enjoys sleeping and playing in the back yard.  If the other kids get out of line or start playing to rough, she tries to get in the middle of it and break it up. 

Bella tp collage

She was diagnosed with discoid lupus when she was a few years old.  Discoid lupus is an auto- immune disease that primarily affects the skin around their nose, mouth and eyes.  It gets worse with sun exposure which was more of a problem when she was younger because she spent more time outside.    Bella has some arthritis in her left elbow now so we manage her pain with daily metacam and a joint supplement called Dasaquin. 

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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family. 


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