Tommy the tortoise
As always, Tommy the tortoise made the team extremely happy during her visit. Tommy is an amazing 67 years old!
Tommy came in to see our lovely vet Adam for her worming. Adam is a dab hand at giving Tommy her worming medication (they can be stubborn!) hence the visit to the vets.
Tortoise wormer is used against intestinal helminthic worms and external ticks, to keep your tortoise in tip top condition and health. Worms are a fact of life for tortoises which in the past has been responsible for many failed hibernations, every tortoise can carry its own complement of parasitic worms. When in good condition and health, these worms are not a problem. But as soon as the tortoise is stressed or hibernating, its natural immunity is compromised and internal parasites can take a hold.
Mac is back!
The very loveable Mac pictured here with Francesca was in for a dental and unfortunately needed a few teeth removed due to FORL (Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion). FORL’s are one of the most common dental problems reported in cats. FORL’s are described as ‘the dentin’ or ‘hole’ in a single tooth which erodes and eventually becomes irreparably destroyed and causes discomfort.
The first usual signs of dental problems are usually difficulty eating or refusing to eat. If you are worried about your pets, please call and arrange an appointment for one of our vets to check your pet over.
Despite Mac’s dental, he was very affectionate and enjoyed head rubs. Mac thoroughly enjoyed and gobbled up all his food after surgery. Fair to say, he went home a happy kitty!
Jez the Superstar
This adorable boy was brought in for an emergency appointment when he began to vomit and had diarrhoea. After a few days on medications, poor Jez had only got worse. Jez was then admitted for further investigation and fluid therapy.
Blood tests were taken and the results came back, Jez had pancreatitis and this is why he felt so poorly! The vet started Jez on some intravenous antibiotics, gastro medication and probiotic. Thankfully, after a few days in hospital with TLC, Jez went home a lot happier and with more oral medication.
Pancreatitis means “inflammation” of the pancreas. The most common symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs are loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue and abdominal pain. Fatty foods, trauma to the pancreas and some drugs and toxins can be the cause of pancreatitis.
Jez was an absolute pleasure to care for whilst he was here. No trouble at all and very brave. It was great watching Jez leave, more mobile and a lot happier!