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The first month of spring was another busy month for our surgeries and dedicated teams. 🐶 🐱
With the prospect of lockdown easing, we’re really looking forward to brighter days and being able to welcome you back through our surgery doors. We’re hopeful that we will soon be able to restart booster vaccinations as well as important 6 monthly check-ups and return to a ‘new normal’ where we can see you again with your precious pets. 💚
Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to provide expert care to your beloved pets, performing emergency surgeries and providing preventative care. This very busy month saw our skilled Vets tend to a gorgeous Eagle’s broken leg, help some cheeky pets that had managed to eat some treats that they shouldn’t have and much, much more.
Take a look below to find out more about some of the heart-warming cases from this month…
This handsome boy is Oscar. 🐶 😍
Oscar was recently admitted to Streatham Hill Vets when his owners noticed he was vomiting blood! 😢
Bloods were taken which showed that Oscar was anaemic. Anaemia is when there is a low level of red blood cells.
Oscar required a blood transfusion before having surgery to reduce the risks of general anaesthetic and surgical complications.
An Exploratory Laparotomy was performed to take biopsies of the gastrointestinal system to see if a cause of the vomiting could be identified.
We are pleased to say that little Oscar is recovering well and has since been in again to see the Streatham Hill Vets team for a blood test to monitor his red blood cell levels. 😊
We loved giving him lots of well-deserved cuddles and adored our thank you card from Oscar and his amazing family. 💚 💚
Stunning Barkley put the team at Briar House Vets to the test recently when he fractured his leg! 😮
Our super skilled surgeon Enrico created the work of art you can see in the pictures- fixing the fracture with a 2.7mm plate and screws. ✨
Barkley is a Steppe Eagle and is a whopping 3kg at just one year old! 😮 He is now on a period of rest and will be assessed by Enrico regularly to ensure he is healing properly. 💚
We look forward to seeing this beauty again soon. 💙
Streatham Hill Vets had another gorgeous visitor recently called Miss Marple.
Miss Marple recently managed to sneak some tasty chocolate cake! 🍰 😮 While chocolate may be a nice treat for us humans, it is actually toxic for dogs. ⚠️ Luckily, her quick thinking owner brought her straight in to see us.
Our experienced team safely induced emesis, ensuring that none of the cake was absorbed. As Easter is quickly approaching, you may have an abundance of chocolate around the house. 🍫 Please keep an eye on your precious pets as even small amounts can be harmful for them. 🐶 🐱
Chocolate, as well as raisins and currants, which you’ll find in tasty hot cross buns are extremely toxic to your pets. ⚠️ If you think your beloved pet may have gotten their paws on certain toxic foods, please contact us ASAP to speak to a member of our friendly team on- 0208 674 3525. 📱
Young Musa caused a stir when she visited Briar House Vets this month after possibly ingesting some lily pollen! 🌼
Lilies are a popular flower choice at this time of year but it’s important to know that all parts of the lily plant, even in small amounts, are poisonous to cats and dogs. 🐶 🐱 Sadly, if left untreated, it can lead to kidney damage, kidney failure and even death. 😢
After treatment from our fab Vet and nurse team, Musa was discharged home- not without getting lots of cuddles first though! 💚 💚 💚
She will be given activated charcoal at home which will bind with any remaining toxins and prevent them from entering the bloodstream.
Get well soon Musa and keep out of trouble!! 🐾 💚
Meet sweet little Mia. 🐶
Mia recently came in to see our amazing Vet Viraf at Wimbledon Vets after being referred from our Manor Vets branch after Vet Harriett noticed she had a peculiar heartbeat. 😱
The photo shows that Mia’s heart skips a beat after every few beats, so she had an ultrasound and ECG done with Viraf.
It was found that Mia has an AV block. Atrioventricular block (AV block) is a type of heart block that occurs when the electrical signal traveling from the atria, or the upper chambers of the heart, to ventricles, or the lower chambers of the heart, is impaired.💚
Luckily for Mia it is not a life threatening condition and she can go on to live a happy and healthy life. We will keep a close eye on Mia for the rest of her life just to ensure the Vets are happy with her heart. 😊
We loved having Mia at the surgery and she was an amazing patient. She received tons of cuddles and TLC during her stay. ✨
This little cutie is Shaan.🐱 He’s pictured here with our lead Vet Gabriella.
His owner brought him in to Streatham Hill Vets to see the wonderful Gabriella after they believed he had broken his leg, possibly whilst playing! 😮
Shaan was hospitalised for pain relief and X-rays were performed which confirmed poor little Shaan had fractured his tibia and fibula at the growth plate. 😢
The tibia and fibula are the two bones that make up the lower rear leg. Shaan had surgery with our orthopaedic surgeon Gabriella. The fracture was reduced, which simply means the bones were brought back to normal position, and the fracture was stabilised by placing pins, which you can see in the X-ray images. 👀
Shaan will have to be strictly rested for three weeks to allow time for the bones to heal. We look forward to seeing this bouncy little man at his post-operative checks. 😍 💚
Say hello to Juno. 😍 💚
Juno recently came in to Wimbledon Vets to see our amazing Vet Katie after her owner noticed one of her eyes had suddenly become cloudy- as you can see in the photos. 😮
On closer inspection, Vet Katie found that Juno had managed to get a grass seed stuck in her eyelid known as the conjunctival sac. 🌱
The grass seed also caused a corneal ulcer which is why Juno’s eye suddenly went cloudy. 👁 This is quite a common issue with Guinea Pigs due to the nature of their diet.
The grass seed was safely removed and Juno was sent home with some pain relief and eye drops to help heal the ulcer. 💊
Juno was a brave patient and we loved having her at the surgery. 💚 💚 💚
If you have any concerns about your beloved pets, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team on- 0208 674 3525. 📱 You can also book an appointment online.