The cold and gloomy winter may be in the past now but let’s remember some of our sweetest and naughtiest winter patients across our group.
A Weight Check Saves Lives
Do you remember Riley? He came to us in July weighing over 16 kg with bilateral cruciate ruptures which required surgery with Shahar.
He came back in to see Shahar for his 6 month check, he is now walking perfectly and his weight is now a great 12.85 kg.
Keeping your dogs and cats at a healthy weight is essential to maintain a good level of mobility and an enjoyable life.
If you would like to check your dogs or cats weight then please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.
A Well Deserved Retirement
Look at this clever girl Ulla! She has been guiding her mum for 8 and half years! She retires next month but we are happy to say she is staying with her family and a new boy will be guiding her mum.
She can sit back and relax whilst he starts his career.
Flo’s Ongoing Eye Problem
Poor old Flo had been battling against a sore eye for a while now. Medication was prescribed and although it eased the problem, in the end the best option to eliminate any pain or stress was to perform an enucleation which is the surgical removal of an eye. Dogs and cats adapt so quickly, and straight away she was bouncy and enjoying a walk in the car park. Let’s all wish Flo a speedy recovery!
This is Dave….
Dave managed to fracture his femur (his thigh bone) and needed Team Briar to fix him.
So, Enrico operated on Dave with the help of nurse Katie, who scrubbed in to assist, and with Nurse Mikyler running Dave’s anaesthetic.
Dave stayed at Briar with us where he received pain medication and post-operative care from our lovely vet Allison.
Dave is being the perfect patient for us and has rapidly become a Briar House fave
Worming Treatment With A Twist
Tortoises needed worming regularly to keep them free from intestinal parasites. However…. tortoises are not always as obliging as we’d hope!!
Here Thomas is being wormed by inserting a catheter into his stomach and passing the wormer directly in.
We had to use the forceps to prevent his very strong beak from snipping the catheter off which could be very dangerous for him!
Thomas returned home with his other 3 shelled friends later in the day fully protected and healthy!