Summer heat is definitely on this week and our pets need extra care to survive warm weather. Make sure that your pets have access to fresh water and cool areas especially when you are playing and exercising outdoors. Leaving your pets in cars on hot days is not recommended as this is a well-known cause of heatstroke.
In addition, fleas can be very persistent parasites when it comes to choosing your pet’s fur as their new home. It’s always good to check your pet’s fur frequently for any signs of fleas or flea dirt.
Don’t know how? Well, luckily for you, in the video below, our vet Dane, demonstrates how to check for fleas in your pet’s fur.
News From Our Incredible Vets
This week was full with lots of fun and life saving procedures for our hard-working vets. Many cute animals came into our surgeries for treatment and TLC from our teams and our vets had to use their skills and expertise to help the animals in need.
An Intricate But Successful BOAS Surgery
Brian is a French Bulldog with a typical short skull. Due to the short skull, he suffers with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, also known as BOAS.
The wonderfully skilled Gabriella carried out surgery to correct his overlong soft palate and narrow nostrils. 🐶
This procedure is very intricate and requires close monitoring to ensure post operative swelling does lead to obstruction of his already narrow airway. Brian is already breathing much better and ready to go home.🏠
If you have a brachycephalic dog breed and want to find out more, watch the video, or to book an assessment with our lead surgeon Gabriella, then please give us a call on 0208 674 3525 📞
Vinston’s Atresia Ani
This is handsome Vinston who came into our surgery to be spayed following major surgery to repair the Atresia ani which is an embryological anomaly and a very rare condition. It occurs when the colon fails to meet and fuse with the anus.
Puppies and kittens affected with Atresia ani are often stunted and anorectic and have abdominal enlargement. Vinston had constant runny poos, so to repair this we tightened his anus, which worked out very well as he now poos almost normally.
A Leg Saving Procedure
When Didley (the 3 legged!) chinchilla had a fall and fractured his remaining back leg, there was only one option for the owners…. taking Didley to Briar House surgery to see if it could be repaired.
Thanks to the incredible skilled hands of Enrico, extremely intricate surgery was undertaken and Didley’s fracture was realigned and pinned!
Didley recovered from the anaesthetic and surgery amazingly and was discharged home soon after the surgery. In just two weeks, he is almost fully back to normal thanks to the extra TLC being provided by his owners.
Check out these pictures…. 💖 💖 💖
What A Hero!!
Hero Oscar visited us for a great cause! 😍
He donated blood to help save another doggie! He was such a good boy and such a considerate friend!💙
As you can see he really bonded with our team and received lots of TLC for being a star patient! 🌟
If you would like your little friend to become a blood donor and help to save the lives of many four-legged pets, please give us a call 📜🐾❤
A Grass Seed Attack
Handsome smiley Cass came is to see us as his owners noticed this nasty looking little hole in his paw. During his consultation Peter suspected Cass had picked up a grass seed which we then removed.
He has been given antibiotics and will be in for a check up to see how he is getting on.
Grass Seeds becoming embedded are very common in summer so if you’re worried or suspect your pet may have picked one up please bring them to us ASAP as they can turn into nasty wounds if left untreated 💚
A Tale Of Life Saving Surgery From Our Skilled Team
💙⭐️Poor brave Pippin!!!💙
Our vet Mary and VCA Chloe were called out urgently to one of our patients – a young border collie who had fallen out of a window, and impaled himself on railings!
The fire brigade had to attend to cut the poor pup free after Mary had sedated him, with the help of VCA Chloe (who did a really amazing job to help on her own until other help arrived). Our other vet Matt and nurse Ellen offered to come in on their day off to help with this awful situation, whilst our receptionist Kim rearranged the diary of appointments.
It’s still early days but surgery was successful we are hoping he makes a full recovery.