We have some amazing stories for you all to enjoy. Our dedicated teams have spent so much time with their constant care and attention to all the wonderful pets that come through our surgery doors.
Whether the stories have been life-saving, have touched us with their wonderful blend of bravery, or the pet themselves showing us their fantastically unique characters..
This is the beautiful Misty!
Our beautiful friend Misty had an orthopedic operation to fix a fracture on the radius & ulna on her fore leg (her lower limb) as she decided to jump out of hatch roof of a third storey flat. You can see the break in the x-ray. This was performed at our sister surgery Mayow Vets.
She has now healed up really well and can now make full use of her Garden, having a well deserved play outside. Hopefully She will be a bit more lucky from now on, and we wish her all the best.
Get ready for Red
This is our beautiful ray of sunshine, Red. Poor Red has what are known as ‘mast cell tumours’. Her many lumps are often itchy, and so we’ve given her a buster collar. Unfortunately she also came in with an upset stomach.
Red has been given medication for both problems, which will make her feel so much more comfortable. Despite everything though, she always bounces into Wimbledon Vets with such delight, no matter what is wrong. We think that the treats may help too!
Meet feisty Annie
You might notice that Annie has a greeny-yellow stain on her eyeball? We used a medical dye called Fluorescein sodium to stain and highlight any abnormalities present on the cornea (the transparent cover of the eye’s surface).
Annie has a corneal ulcer, probably caused by a neighbourhood brawl. Luckily, Annie’s mums are experienced cat people and noticed something was wrong as soon as she came home.
We’re very pleased to report that Annie is doing well, and we just hope she stays away from trouble in future!
It is very important that eye conditions are treated as emergencies as they can deteriorate very quickly. Signs to look out for include:
- Weepy eye
- Green/yellow discharge
- Difficulty opening the eye
- Pawing at the eye
Meet Faye- taking everything in her stride
The very wonderful feline receives a special treatment called stem cell therapy at Wimbledon Veterinary Surgery. The aim of the treatment is to reduce inflammation, support the regeneration of damaged cells, slow the loss of protein through her urine and ultimately improve her kidney function.
Stem cell therapy is a very specialist area and so we had to bring a technician and specific equipment in for the day to carry this out.
Fortunately Faye is a very chilled out cat and doesn’t seem to get stressed at all!
This little monkey is a very clever girl, and her antics have challenged us to find new ways of out-foxing her skills! Fifi has a sub-cutaneous catheter fitted because of renal issues that require careful monitoring and administration of fluids. Her owners are able to give her fluids via the tube placed under the skin at the back of her neck, but Fifi has found a way to pull the catheter out! We have recently replaced this, so let’s hope she’s not too much of a monkey with it from now on!
The team at Wimbledon Veterinary Surgery can advise you on special treatments and diets for cats with renal issues. Call them on 0n 0208 540 7275.