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Patient of the Month

Those who deserve a special mention

December 2018 - Aziki & Alfie

Aziki Samuels

This little beauty had a wound on his neck that he kept irritating. He was so nervous that his owners struggled to even get him into his pet carrier to come see us!

In the end, he boarded with us for nearly a week so that we could keep an eye on the wound. During that time, we saw a total transformation in his character, he changed from being really timid to absolutely loving cuddles and fuss from vets and nurses alike! 

Such a little star that touched all of us!
 

Alfie Richards

Alfie is a chihuahua, who has been coming to see us regularly for a number of years.

He unfortunately determined at a young age that he was not a fan of visiting the vets, mostly because he was very nervous. With some brilliant work from his owner with 'happy' visits to us involving lots of fuss and his favorite treats, Alfie is now much more relaxed when he comes in. This means that he is now able to have a full examination, even if it is painful, without becoming too worried, making it a much nicer experience for him.

Well done to Alfie and his Mum!

November 2018 - Nobby

nobby the bird

This is Nobby, we have been seeing him since 2012, he comes to see us every 6 weeks for nail clip and beak trim as his beak grows abnormally. Nobby is always pleased to come in and chirps the whole time he is with us.

June 2018 - Stripey Baker & Maisy Start

This month we have two amazing pets that deserve to be recognised: the first is Stripey Baker.

Stripey was brought into our care following a suspected road traffic collision, which appeared to result in him being dragged along the road by a car. Emergency treatment included intravenous fluids for shock and a general anaesthetic to thoroughly flush and clean his multiple injuries down the left side of his body,
including to his face, neck, legs and toes, some having to be stitched.

Stripey had to come in numerous times over the last month for bandaging and for us to monitor the healing process. He has been an outstanding patient boy enjoying cuddles with the nurses while his wounds have been examined, cleaned and redressed. He has maintained his beautiful personality throughout all of this and fortunately is well on the path to recovery.

Way to go Stripey.

Maisy Start had a litter of 9 beautiful puppies at the end of April. When the pups were about 9 days old Maisy presented to the surgery with a high temperature and the early signs of mastitis (mammary gland infection.) 

We started her on antibiotics but the mastitis was aggressive and over the subsequent couple of days, she developed abscesses along her mammary strip. She was becoming systemically ill and had to be admitted for intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, painkillers as well as topical management and flushing of the wounds.

It took virtually the full month and 10 vet visits to get the wounds to heal. Maisie was an absolute star during each and every visit, each time lying down and patiently waiting while we examined, flushed or cleaned the wounds. She was always cheerful and maintained a waggy tail throughout her treatment.

The owners had an extremely hard time during that month too! As well as constantly worrying about Maisy, they endured countless sleepless nights feeding the pups but the hours of hard work paid off and they have a healthy bundle of well grown puppies to show for it! 

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