⭐⭐Photo Competition Winners⭐
Thank you to all those who sent us some amazing photographs of all creatures great and small. Here are the two winners – congratulations.
Always lovely to see a happy ending.
These three little kittens were born by caesarean section two weeks ago. The mother queen wanted nothing to do with the whole process and so the dedicated family have been hand rearing these kittens, feeding every 2 hours!
What a success!!
This little cocker spaniel puppy came in today because his owners said that he had spent most of the morning sneezing relentlessly.
There was no discharge from his nose and he was still very bright in himself but kept sneezing. …
We anaesthetised him and looked up his nostril with our oroscope and found this grass seed photographed, lodged inbetween the folds inside his nose. Luckily with tiny forceps we were able to remove the seed successfully.
The seed was 5cm in length!!
Meet ‘Boris’. He came to us as a young puppy at 8 weeks old, only a couple days after he was collected from the breeder by his new owners.
He quickly became very ill; not eating, vomiting, significantly lethargic and passing severe diarrhoea. Boris had Canine Parvovirus.
Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a highly infectious and often fatal disease of dogs whereby the virus attacks the intestines leaving the animal unable to absorb any nutrients at all. Those affected become very w…eak, dehydrated and unfortunately this disease can often lead to death.
There is no specific drug to kill CPV and so treatment is largely based upon supportive therapy – nutrition, fluids and very strict intensive nursing.
Young puppies and unvaccinated dogs are most at risk of contracting this disease. But CPV is completely preventable by vaccination. The vaccination for CPV is covered in the standard vaccine that we use for puppies and adult dogs.
Fortunately ‘Boris’ made a full recovery after some time spent with us, and as you can see, has grown into a lovely happy dog.