Over the last few months, we’ve welcomed lots of adorable pets through our surgery doors.
We’ve been very busy performing interesting surgeries, meeting unique guests and of course, making time to fit in plenty of cuddles with your precious pets.
Read on to find out about some of the heart-warming cases we’ve had this winter…
One Brave Boy
Let us introduce you to little Rex. 😍🐶
Rex visited The Manor Vets, weighing just 0.5kg! 😮
Poor Rex was born with a cleft lip. 😢
This gorgeous little man visited our wonderful vet Peter. He was given an anaesthetic and Peter repaired Rex’s deformity.
We are so pleased with the results. We didn’t think it was possible, but Rex seems even more irresistible now. Hopefully he can now enjoy normal puppy life. 😊
We do hope to see him again soon though because we’re already missing Rex cuddles.😍 💙💙💙
Youngster Comet recently visited our main Kent hospital- Briar House Vets.
Poor Comet, had fractured his front leg! 😟😟
Our amazingly skilled orthopaedic surgeon Enrico set to work on reducing the fracture and stabilising it using tiny pins! 🚨 🔨 🔧 🏥
As he is a growing boy, the type of repair needed had to allow for his bones to grow and heal at the same time so careful placement of two pins was a very skilled procedure!!
Thankfully for Team Briar…. we got to reassess Comet regularly to ensure his healing went well- this meant lots of cuddles! 😍
Isn’t he such a beauty? 🐶
An Emergency at Lakeview
Poor Maeve was rushed in to Lakeview Vets as an emergency because she had injured her eye. 👀
On examination by our dedicated Veterinary Surgeon Clemence, it was clear she had a foreign body in her eye, which if not removed, could badly damage the cornea. 😢 The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.
Due to the delicate nature of the procedure sweet Maeve needed a General anaesthesia.
The foreign body turned out to be a long, thin thorn- just look at that nasty point!! 😟
Afterwards, she had lots of well deserved cuddles for being so brave. 😍💜
She was such a star 🌟🌟 and really earned her DNA Bravery Rosette! ❤️❤️
An Unexpected Guest
Manor Vets recently had a rather unique guest come to visit. 😮
Meet Clara! This beautiful girl made several visits to the surgery after an encounter with a fox. 🐔
Clara the chicken, took it all in her stride though and is now doing well. 💜
The team at Manor, absolutely adored her! 😍
We recently had another visit from somewhat of a Briar House Vets celebrity. 😍😍🐱
Gorgeous Joey was our stray who remained unclaimed. We got him in tip top shape and rehomed him to a fabulous new home – a care home! 🏡
He now spends all his days smooching around the residents and sitting on knee, after knee, after knee! 💕 🐱 💕
When Joey came to us, he was very underweight and suffering with a gastrointestinal upset. He was also entire. His responsible new owners had him neutered, microchipped, vaccinated AND he was signed up to our fabulous VIP Plan where he’ll receive all of his preventative healthcare products on a monthly basis – this scheme both saves money AND gives gold standard of care!! 🌟🌟
He came back to visit us for his neutering procedure and it was so nice to catch up on cuddles! 😍💙
A Visit From Frodo
Poor Pug Frodo came to visit Lakeview Vets because he had been straining and had been unable to urinate- the medical name for this is dysuria.
Frodo was given a full examination by our amazing Senior Veterinary Surgeon Greg and because he was unable to pass urine by himself a urinary catheter was placed while under sedation.
This is passed through the urethra (a tube that transports urine from the bladder to outside the body). After placement, the urine could be removed to help relieve pressure from poor Frodo’s bladder. 💙
The bladder and urethra were then flushed and x-rays taken, including double contrast study. A special contrast material is used which outlines any stones present and reveals the wall of the bladder clearly. Luckily lovely Frodo’s x-rays were clear. 😊
Brave Frodo was given medication to take home but not before getting lots of cuddles from the Lakeview team. 💛❤️💛
If your pet is unable to urinate this can be an emergency. Continued lack of urination can cause bladder rupture and can make your pets very ill.😢
If your pet shows any of the following symptoms, please get in touch with one of our experienced vets for advice:
🔹 Frequent attempts to urinate but non passed
🔹 Straining to urinate
🔹 Small amounts passed or dribbling
🔹 Accidents in the home
🔹 Your pet may seem irritable or in pain
🔹 Licking at their genitals
🔹 Urine may contain blood or may be discoloured
🔹 Your pet may cry out or be vocal on urination
Please don’t hesitate to contact the surgery if you are worried about your pet, we are always here to help!! 🐶🐶🐶