Every pet is brave in his\her own way, but a few, just go up and above. We are thus writing an introduction to their victory. A tribute to your pet's bravery.
On the 20th of February, our boy Jake was hit by a car. Dr Paula and Nurse Sharni picked up 3-year-old Kelpie Jake fr...
On the 20th of February, our boy Jake was hit by a car. Dr Paula and Nurse Sharni picked up 3-year-old Kelpie Jake from his house and on arrival noticed that he was still able to walk (with a heavy limp) and was still quite responsive to his family’s voices. He was taken back to the clinic where he was very closely monitored/nursed him and treated for pain and inflammation overnight the next to be sure that there his condition didn’t worsen. This was a long night for everybody! The next day the team were able to properly examine the damage under anaesthetic to find out how much of it was superficial and to find out the severity of his head trauma.
After a full exam, Jake had suffered several large abrasions on the top of his head and a very large laceration on the left side of his face. His right front leg had open wounds inside and outside of his elbow and many abdomen abrasions.
It is almost a miracle the Jake had no broken bones or internal bleeding!!
It’s taken one very long surgery, over 45 stitches, 4 days in ICU followed by another 14 days of indoor living and day time naps in a crate for Jake to get back up on his feet.
The whole time Jake was with us, even though he was unable to move much he proved to our team each day that he was SUCH A BRAVE BOY. - I’m very happy to announce his hair DID grow back on the top of his head (:
Entropion correction Shelby’s dad bought her in to see Dr Paula get her eyes cleaned up and find out what exact...
Shelby’s dad bought her in to see Dr Paula get her eyes cleaned up and find out what exactly was causing so much irritation. After further testing and examination, Dr Paula had noticed that it was, in fact, the rolls above Shelby’s eyelids that were causing her eyelashes to rub and irritate her actual eyeball. Her eye was swollen and had a lot of discharge built up so as you could imagine this made it very hard for Shelby to open her eye.
This is very common for breeds such as the bulldog or the sharpie and can be easily corrected with a careful, gentle and precise day procedure.
The next day Shelby was admitted for surgery and had her upper eyelid rolled out with entropion surgery correction - removing a moon-shaped portion of skin about 1.5mm wide.
Shelby’s eye is looking better each time we see her for her post-surgery revisits and her dad assures the team that she doesn’t need a night light any more.
Bless you, Shelby, you’re one brave lady!
Pluto, the 11-year-old handsome whippet, visited us with symptoms of 2 irritating lumps. One on each side of his ches...
Pluto, the 11-year-old handsome whippet, visited us with symptoms of 2 irritating lumps. One on each side of his chest. Dr Paula decided to do a Fine-needle aspiration (F.N.A) test or Boipsy to test the real nature of the lumps. The test revealed suspect mast-cell tumours. It was then finalized to do the lump removal surgery immediately to stop any further discomfort to him. Both the lumps were pulled out successfully and he was under the careful observation of Nurse Sharni thereon. This brave boy was quick to recover from his anesthesia and was walking around just after 4 hours of his surgery. He was sent home in the comfort of his family with pain management medication. Remember, if you see any such lumps on your pet’s body, you need to get them tested from your vet to avoid any unfortunate events.
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