Christmas is around the corner and our wonderful vets are busier than ever! Many pets feeling poorly visited our surgeries looking for our vets’ help and expertise! From broken toes to cherry eyes and hernia, out vets covered it all!
A Difficult Decision For Our Vet
Remember beautiful Maya? She came to see us with a badly broken toe.
Over the last 12 weeks, we have been managing this alongside her owner with rest and support dressings. We took some more xrays to see how the fracture is healing and, unfortunately, although it has tried to heal, the fracture is still present.
Our Vet Viraf had to make a decision and he decided to remove the broken toe!
Maya will be much more comfortable now and wont even notice that she is minus a digit.
She was a star patient as always, and even gave Viraf some nice kisses!
She went home with a lovely Christmas themed bandage 🤗
An Extraordinary Patient
Meet Sonny the very friendly bearded dragon! He enjoyed all the attention he got in reception this evening! 🦎
What Is Cherry Eye?
This little cutie seen with our amazing vet Kate was in with us today for a spay and cherry eye surgery 🥰🥰🥰
Unlike humans cats have three eyelids on each eye. The third eye lid, also know as the nictitating membrane, arises from the inner corner of the eye and covers the eye diagonally. The third eyelid also contains a special gland that helps to keep the eye lubricated. When this gland prolapses or “pops out”, the condition is known as “cherry eye”. If you zoom in on the pictures above you can see the swelling on her right eye!
Treatment normally consists of surgery to replace the affected gland back into its normal position. Removal of the third eyelid is not commonly performed anymore but sometimes it is medically necessary.
Cats eyes are very delicate so if you notice any problems with your pets eyes it is important to get them checked over by a vet as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing this little girl at her post op check🐱🐱🐱
A Nasty Hernia
This gorgeous bouncy boy is Taz
He came to see us because he has a perineal hernia
This is where there is a hole or weakness in the muscles surrounding the rectum that allows fat or organs from the abdominal cavity to bulge into the area surrounding the anus (the perineum). It is more common in older un neutered male animals
You can see on his xray that these internal structures are pushing through the rectal area
On his ultrasound, our vet could also see that one of Taz’s kidneys is not a normal size or shape.
We will first make sure that there are no major issues with his kidney and then consider surgery to fix his hernia
We will keep you updated
Tax was very happy to be here and was so bouncy his photos were all blurry! But we did manage to take a nice one of him laying on our Vet Viraf for a cuddle and belly rub