Muffin’s owner asked us to visit her at her home as she had gone off her food and was vocalising a lot to her owners. On examination, we found that Muffin had lost weight and was salivating quite a bit which suggested a dental problem. We found some mild gingivitis and a resorptive lesion on one tooth. Muffin was then provided with pain relief and booked in for a dental exam under anaesthesia, including full mouth x-rays using our new digital dental x-ray machine. The x-ray images allowed us to identify a further tooth root problem which was hidden under the gum line. After a couple of extractions, Muffin went home a much happier cat!
George came into see us when his owner suspected that he had a reaction to some medication given in the morning, as he was salivating from the mouth. On examination it was found that it was more likely that he had been hit by a car as he had other injuries. George had a lesion under his chin, a laceration of the tongue, and his upper right canine had broken off at the gum line. His claws were also scuffed, which is usually an indication that a cat has had a run in with a car, and he also had some bruising on his abdomen. He was kept in overnight on fluids and pain relief and had some x-rays to see if there was any internal damage.
Once George’s condition had stabilised he was sent home with pain relief medication and instructions to minimise activity in order to heal.
Having given George some time to heal, he was then scheduled in to have his broken tooth removed, which would have been causing him some discomfort.
George has since been in for a check-up and we are happy to report he is healing very well.
Derri was playing with her brother when suddenly she yelped out in pain and wouldn’t put any weight on her back left leg. Her owners brought her in to see us, we then sedated Derri and took some x-rays. The x-rays confirmed that Derri had ruptured her cruciate ligament.
We booked Derri in for surgery but unfortunately on the morning of the surgery Derri developed diarrhea and the surgery had to be postponed. Once the diarrhea had resolved Phil put on his Superhero surgery cap and successfully carried out the surgery.
It was a long road of recovery for Derri, but she is now back to playing happily with her brother.
Pepper came into see us when her owner noticed some blood in her litter tray. Despite treatment, the problem didn’t resolve, so we carried out urinalysis and ultrasound which revealed that Pepper had multiple stones, the largest being 8mm in diameter! These stones had to be surgically removed via a cystotomy (opening up of the bladder).
Pepper’s surgery was a success, so she was sent home the same day to recover with her family. The stones were sent off to a special laboratory in the USA for identification. They turned out to be Calcium Oxalate stones, which means that Pepper will have to stay on a urinary prescription diet in the future to prevent the stones from forming again.