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This week, lots of interesting procedures took place in our surgeries. Our experienced team loved welcoming your beloved pets and giving them plenty of cuddles to help them recover. From a swallowed sewing needle to an incredible recovery, read on to find out about the surgeries our wonderful vets carried out this week…
🐱 Boyzee’s worried owners recently rushed him to Streatham Hill Vets as they believed he may have swallowed a bit of thread with a sewing needle attached!🧵😲
On examination, Boyzee was uncomfortable around his neck area and an abnormal swelling was felt. He was admitted immediately and placed under general anaesthetic so a full examination of his mouth could be performed along with x-rays to confirm if he had a foreign body.
An x-ray confirmed Boyzee had swallowed a needle and the thread could be seen coming out from his tongue. 😿 Our team were worried that the needle may have entered Boyzee’s trachea and/or oesophagus. Luckily, the needle had passed through the soft tissues of the proximal neck.
Our vet Harriet was able to safely remove it using a small forceps and applying some pressure to the tongue so she could grasp the point of the needle and remove it.
Boyzee was so happy after his anaesthetic and enjoyed giving himself a good clean up. 😋 He has gone home to rest and recover but has given up on becoming a seamster!
We are glad this cheeky boy is feeling better. 💗🥰😍
If you are worried about your pet, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.
This is beautiful Gem, an American Bulldog, having a cuddle with our vet Margit at The Animal Clinic. 🥰
Gem unfortunately sustained some serious injuries from a dog attack recently and had been treated somewhere else before coming to us. As the previously repaired wounds had completely broken down and had become infected to the point where the skin around both of her ears, and on the top of her head had become necrotic (dead tissue), it wasn’t clear if Gem’s face could be restored at all.😢😢
Our very skilled vet Margit spent 5 hours in surgery with Gem to try and salvage as much of the skin as possible and meticulously put it all back together where it belonged. The result is quite amazing, as apart from a few little scars there is really no lasting damage of the horrific injuries to be seen.
We’ve loved watching Gem on her road to recovery. She has been so brave the whole way through and has been a pleasure to care for. We’re glad to say that she is back to full health now. 😊💗🐶
If you want to see more photos of Gem’s surgery, you can visit The Animal Clinic Facebook page. Please note that the images do show graphic content.
This darling French Bulldog puppy is called Hank and we were lucky enough to get a visit from him at Lakeview Veterinary Centre. 😍
Isn’t he just the cutest? ❤❤
We just couldn’t stop giving him cuddles 🥰
He visited us for a procedure to remove what is commonly called a Cherry Eye, 🍒👀 known medically as a prolapsed gland of the nictitans. This is when the tear gland inside the third eyelid ‘pops out’, which can be painful. 😟
Cherry Eye can occur without a particular cause, but some pedigree dogs are more prone to this condition, these include:
🐾 British Bulldogs
🐾 French Bulldogs
🐾 Great Danes
🐾 Cocker Spaniels
🐾 Bull Mastiffs
🐾 Shar Peis
Sweet Hank is only 9 weeks old so special care was needed before, during and after his General Anaesthesia.
Puppies are especially susceptible to changes in temperature so lovely Rita pictured here, ensured he was kept cosy throughout.💗💗💗💗
It is also important that they recharge with some tasty food as soon as they are able, which as you can see went down a treat 🐶🥰
Hank has gone home to enjoy some more cuddles with his family and has some medication for his eye. We will see him again soon and we can’t wait already!!!! 🥰
Dearest Dave spent some time at the Briar Vets hotel this week 🐕 🏨
Dave is an ex-racing greyhound who broke his leg. Unfortunately, the screw—which was placed at a different vets prior to him being adopted to his family home—had started to irritate the previous surgical site and cause him pain 🏥 🩺
Enrico removed the screw and checked that the others were safely in place. Check out the X-rays which show the offending screw and then with it removed! 🦴
Darling Dave was discharged later that day and will be checked out in a couple of days to ensure all is healing ok – Get well soon Dave 💕