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With the weather getting warmer and the nights longer, everyone has become busier with going outside and exploring. The month of June stirred up plenty of exciting and unusual cases across the DNA Vetcare group.
Take a look below to find out more about some of the heart-warming cases from this month…
Our 24hr VetCare emergency night team based out of our main hospital at Streatham Hill Vet Surgery got a visit from this expectant mother last night who was having trouble birthing. 😍🐶
She was having some trouble pushing and needed an emergency C-section. Luckily our 24hr VetCare Team was ready and waiting for her at the Streatham Hill Hospital. She was placed under general aesthetic and the C-section was performed by our amazing night vet, Alan.
In total, our amazing mum had 4 beautiful puppies! 💚😍
French bulldogs and bulldogs, in general, have small birthing canals and are regularly in need of having a C-section to pass puppies. It is very important when breeding French bulldogs to be aware and educated on what you need to be looking for when they are birthing.
Our 24hr VetCare team is always on hand to help with any questions or advice night and day! 💚🩺
This cheeky chap is Pluto! Pluto came into us over the weekend as he ate something he shouldn’t have. Socks. 💚
That’s right, Pluto had eaten 2 of his owner’s socks! He was admitted so we could induce Emesis (make him vomit). 💚
This done the trick and the socks came straight up! Let’s hope he has learned his lesson and will stick to eating dog treats. 😂💚
If you think your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have, do not hesitate to call the practice on 02086743525 where we can advise you further. 💚
With the weather getting a bit warmer, please remember to bring water for yourselves and feel free to ask a member of staff to bring a bowl of water outside for your fur baby!
Gus’s amazing owner noticed that Gus was drooling, trying to vomit and his tummy was bloating very quickly. Gus had been happy and his normal self in the morning and had just eaten dinner and gone for a walk.
As soon as Gus’s abdomen started to bloat, even more, he was immediately bought to Streatham Hill Vets for an emergency appointment. Upon seeing Gus it was extremely concerning that his symptoms were indicating that Gus has a condition called a GDV!
GDV refers to the specific condition of the distention and subsequent twisting or flipping of a dog’s stomach, whereas bloat is a more general term that can describe the visible appearance of stomach distention. 😪
After taking X-rays and confirming that Gus had a GDV by the masses of trapped air in his stomach not able to be passed due to the stomach twisting, he was delivered straight into the operating theatre.
Our amazing Vet Corina and Student Nurse Lauren worked quickly to untwist his stomach in theatre. After successfully untwisting and checking everything was in order Gus was recovered and monitored extremely closely.
Gus made a fantastic recovery along with the help from Streatham Hill vets and the night care for 24hr Vetcare he made a swift and speedy recovery and went home soon after. We look forward to seeing his wagging tailback in a couple of days for a post-op check. 💚😀
Oscar came in to see our amazing Vet Francesca for eye surgery.👀
Oscar suffers from an eye condition called Entropion. Entropion is when the eyelids roll in towards the eyeball, causing fur and eyelashes to damage the surface of the eye. Entropion is very painful and often causes conjunctivitis, eye infections, and eye ulcers.
Oscar had entropion surgery which is a surgery that tightens the eyelid and stops it from rolling inwards. Oscar had it done on both of his eyelids.🩺
Oscar was an amazing patient and we loved having him in for the day. He went home the same day and will be back in 3 days’ time for a post-operation check-up to ensure he is healing well.😁
We loved having this sweet boy in and cant wait to see him again soon.💚
Henry cane into our Mitcham Veterinary Surgery, last month as he had been scratching and making his skin sore.
Here he is with our amazing vet Vicky.
After a check-up he has prescribed some medication to help with his skin.
Bulldogs are prone to skin irritations as they have lots of skin folds that can harbor bacteria.
We wish this gorgeous puppy a speedy recovery 🥰
Meet the sweet Toffee, who stayed with us at the Blackheath Surgery last month so our Head Vet Alan could treat a burn on his back, which poor Toffee had obtained in an accident 😔
Toffee was very brave with us and with slight sedation, we were able to clip all the fur from his back and clean the area, before applying a special cream to promote healing. Toffee was also given pain relief and antibiotic injection.
Alan sent Toffee home with further pain relief and antibiotics to continue at home, as well as the special cream to carry on the healing process.
We all wish Toffee a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him again very soon for a check-up! ☺️
Here is the lovely Phoebe having cuddles last month at our Animal Clinic with our veterinary assistant Polly.
Phoebes concerned owner bought her along to see our vet Mary, as she Phoebe started shaking her head and seemed uncomfortable.
As you will see from the second photo, the problem(s) are clear to see! These were all removed from Phoebes paws and one of her ears!
Safe to say, she is feeling much better now 😊
During grass seed season, we would suggest avoiding exercise in long grass if possible and routinely checking your dogs ears/paws after every walk. Sometimes it’s possible to see the pesky grass seeds before they penetrate the skin or ears.
You can read all about grass seeds and the dangers to your dog in our grass seed blog here.
Please remember that we are always here for you and your cherished pets. With 24 Hour Vetcare, you can have peace of mind that we are here for you whenever you need us. We hope that you won’t need to visit for an emergency, but if you do, our wonderful Vets will be ready and waiting to help your pets.
If possible, please give us a call in advance on- 0208 674 3525 so that we can prepare for your arrival.
Don’t forget, you can still book regular appointments online.