A Gold Level Cat Friendly Status, A Dog Show And The Amazing Weekly Highlights Across Our Group

Gold Level Cat Friendly Status

Exciting News For Our Team! Streatham Hill Veterinary Surgery has been awarded the Cat Friendly Clinic Gold Level Status by International Cat Care.

The ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation is an internationally-recognised award. It means that we have met criteria to help minimise stress to your cat in our clinic. 

By undertaking cat friendly accreditation, our highly trained and experienced team have made a commitment to deliver exceptional care to all our feline patients.
To find out more about our feline friendly practice, visit our website.

Tooting Common Dog Show

Last Sunday, the Streatham Hill Vets team, had so much fun at the annual dog show! They played with the doggies, handed out gifts and judged three of the rounds! We couldn’t leave the show without taking pictures of the beautiful pets! To see more of our favourite moments of the show, visit Streatham Hill Vets’ Facebook page.
We would like to thank you all for taking the time to come and see our great team! We hope to see you all in the next dog show at Streatham Common this September!

Clinical Highlights

Last week was a lot of fun but also very busy for our amazing teams! We had many lovely visitors across London and Kent that required the expertise of our vets. Diabetes, urinary surgery and dental treatments are only a few of this week’s highlights!

What Is A Glucose Curve?

Rolo has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and was in with us for a glucose curve.ย ๐Ÿ’š

Diabetes in dogs? A glucose curve? What does this mean? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Known as Diabetes Mellitus, a condition where the muscles and organs are unable to use glucose. This results in an excess amount of glucose in the blood. Insulin is naturally produced by the body to regulate the glucose levels. However when glucose isn’t converted into energy the body doesn’t respond appropriately and not enough insulin is released to control it. Therefore an insulin injection must be given twice a day ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Early signs to look out for are: 
– excessive urinating and drinking 
– weight loss even with a good appetite 
– glucose in the urine

Once diagnosed, a glucose curve is carried out regularly to determine the insulin injection dose is adequate. 1 drop of blood is all we need to read the glucose levels. The blood is measured every 2 hours over a 10 hour period. ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ•‘

Finally this is plotted on a graph to ensure the correct curve is forming which then indicates the insulin dose is correct. Its all very clever! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“ˆ

A Complex Urinary Surgery

Moby is a frequent visitor to Mayow Vets,
Today he is hopefully nearing the end of his treatment, one more visit for suture removal and and then we can hopefully sign him off! ๐Ÿค—

Moby has been recovering from a complex surgery on his urinary tract. This procedure involves shortening and widening the urinary tract. ๐Ÿฅ 
After suffering from multiple urinary problems such as a blocked bladder and bladder stones, the decision was made to go ahead with this major surgery to reconstruct the path of the urinary tract allowing the urine to flow more easily ๐Ÿšพ 
Moby has been a complete star! ๐Ÿคฉ
He he a super chatty boy who loves attention, lucky for us as we have poked and prodded him a lot! ๐Ÿ’—

Blocked bladders are common in male cats other common factors also include them being an indoor cat, overweight and diets.

A Dental Makeover

Sweet Banksy came to have a dental procedureย ๐Ÿ˜ย He was very brave and had an amazing anaesthetic and lots of affection from the team!ย โค

Banksy had to have a few extractions but despite everything didn’t make a fuss at all about his procedure. Below are some before and after pictures. Your dog and cats dental hygiene is so important. They cant brush their teeth like we can, so we as responsible owners need to give our wonderful pets ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿถ all the help they can get ๐Ÿ˜Š

Buster’s Laryngeal Tie Back Surgery

Buster underwent a surgery called a laryngeal tie back by the wonderful Gabriellaย ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Layrngeal paralysis can be commonly seen in breeds such as Labradors or breeds crossed with them, like Buster. This can also be seen in trauma and neurological cases.

Signs and symptoms of this are:
– noisy breathing 
– coughing 
– exercise intolerance 
– collapsing 
– voice change

Because of the paralysis they are unable to open their voice box properly and allow the air to pass through to the lungs. Therefore the pet is starved of air. This surgery is very intricate as Gabriella was closely operating next to the jugular!! Buster is recovering from his surgery and already his breathing is quieter and calmer! ๐Ÿ’š

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