Brave (and lighter!) Pet – Sheia the French Mastiff
Sheia is a 5-year-old French Mastiff who weighed in at a whopping 71.6kg in October 2016.
Sheia had originally come into the surgery in September of last year with a left hind leg lameness. There was muscle wastage of the leg and she was obviously uncomfortable. We suspected a ruptured cruciate ligament (a common skiing and footballing injury).
We recommended surgery but as Sheia was significantly overweight, we advised Ms Thomas that Sheia must lose weight before the operation. With determination and the support and help of Helen our head nurse, by January 2017 Sheia’s weight had reduced to 61kg.
Successful surgery and more weight loss
In February our visiting orthopaedic referral surgeons carried out the surgery on Sheia’s leg and she is now on the road to recovery. Not that this has stopped her continuing with her weight loss programme as she is now down to a svelte 55.56kg!
Sheia’s house mate Reg has also been on a diet. He’s a 10-year-old Basset Hound who weighed 47kg in September and now weighs 37kg!