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.
Millie the Labradoodle had to undergo surgery for a rapidly growing mass on her back leg.
Due to the size of the growth a large amount of skin had to be removed.
Post surgically, Millie had to endure repeated bandage changes over a period of weeks, which she tolerated remarkably well. In fact, she was the model patient! She has now recovered completely and is back to her favourite pastime: Frolicking on the sand dunes.
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who possesses excellent organisational and client care skills. You will work a 38-42 hour week (negotiable) from Monday to Friday and alternate Saturdays (half day off in lieu) with evenings/weekends on call covered on a rota basis. Competitive salary dependent upon experience.
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Lucy is the sweetest 11 year old cross-breed Jack Russell Terrier.
A couple of weeks ago Lucy’s owners became worried when Lucy didn’t want to be picked up and would yelp in pain when done so, she also wouldn’t touch any of her food.
Lucy’s condition worsened when she started to involuntarily shake as well as losing control over her muscle movements (ataxia).
We proceeded to do x-rays to help us determine what was going on with Lucy. Unfortunately, nothing obvious presented on the x-rays so Lucy was referred for an MRI.
The results of the MRI showed that an intervertebral disc was causing mild compression of Lucy’s spinal cord, and this compression was likely to be causing her clinical signs. A decision was made to rest Lucy and give her pain relief and anti-inflammatory drugs. Lucy has responded well to this treatment and is now walking much better.