Categories for Brave pets

27
Mar
2019

Brave Pet Honey’s hips and hypothyroid hitches

Honey is an 8 year old Tibetan Terrier who has had her fair share of problems. From a very young age, Honey has struggled with itchy skin which particularly affects the lining of her ear canals leading to repeat ear infections.  In 2017, whilst the owner was cleaning Honey’s ears, Honey jumped off the sofa dislocating her right hip in... View Article

5
Dec
2018

The amazing story of Tigger Mcleod

Tigger Mcleod is a one year old domestic short haired cat who went missing from home in the middle of August.  His owners had all but given up hope of ever seeing him again when he appeared on their doorstep on the 9th September. Seeing that Tigger was weak on his hind legs, the owners brought Tigger to the surgery... View Article

17
Sep
2018

Nigel Berry –  a pelvic cat-astrophe!

Nigel came into our Burnham-On-Sea surgery at the beginning of July lame in his right hind leg. He had been known to get into the odd scrap with neighbouring cats and it was initially thought that he may have been bitten and was developing an abscess. An unusual fracture He was seen again the next day as there was no... View Article

5
Jun
2018

Stan the rabbit’s malaligned teeth

Stan is a four year old Lionhead x rabbit who his owner, Mrs Taylor, has cared for since September 2016 when his previous owner sadly died. Mrs Taylor has a lot of experience of caring for rabbits and currently has more than ten at her home. Since a young age, Stan has had dental problems. Part of this is due... View Article

5
Mar
2018

Brave Pet Scarlette – diabetes and pancreatitis

Scarlette is a 10 year old Weimeraner who lives with another Weimeraner, Mackenzie.  Over the years Scarlette has generally been a very healthy dog, but she presented to the surgery in January having had an increase in thirst and had started urinating in the house overnight. A simple dipstick test on her urine suggested likely diabetes and this was confirmed... View Article

8
Dec
2017

Brave Pet Bracken – Diabetes diagnosis

Bracken has been registered with us since 2007. He had had very little treatment until in 2014, the owners, Mr and Mrs Ashfold, noticed he was drinking two to three times as much water as he would previously have done. Initial tests suggested that Bracken had a condition called “Cushings Disease” when the adrenal gland produces too much steroid hormone.... View Article

28
Nov
2017

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs How does an animal catch leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is transmitted by contact with the urine of an infected animal, either directly or indirectly from the environment. A common example might be slow moving or still water which has been contaminated with the urine from infected rodents.  Infected rodents will often shed the bacteria in their urine for several... View Article

14
Jun
2017

Brave Pet – Sally the labrador cross and her bladder stone

Sally is a 10 year old Labrador-cross. She first came into the practice in April when her owners noticed urine infection type symptoms, such as frequently urinating and sometimes having small amounts of blood in her urine. After failing to respond to a course of antibiotics, she came back in for further investigation. An ultrasound scan and x-rays revealed a... View Article

20
Apr
2017

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... View Article