Lenny is our Braveheart winner for May 2017
Lenny came in to see us as he was very subdued and his back end was painful, on closer inspection his rear end was bruised and there was an abscess forming. We gave him a general anaesthesia so he could be examined more closely, and also have his wounds flushed out. He was given IVFT and medication to make him more comfortable.
Although this seemed to help and Lenny was a lot brighter, he still had a temperature, and the location of the wound meant that continuous flushing was needed. Lenny had to come to see us regularly to flush his wound, but he no longer needed any sedation as he patiently allowed us to clean his rear end.
Lenny was a brave, loving and docile cat, and all the team took turns giving him cuddles and attention whenever he came in. He is now fully recovered back home with his family and we wish him the best in the future!
Daisy was nominated as a Braveheart for May. She was admitted for surgery as her owners had noticed that she had a lump on her groin that was bothering her. The lump was removed and the surgery went well, she awoke to fuss and cuddles from the nursing team. The lump was sent off for external histopathology to find out what it was and whether it was benign or malignant. Daisy was sent home with medication to help her recover.
Daisy came in over the next few weeks for us to check her wound, she was so patient with us and co-operated every time. She has finally been signed off and is back home with her family.
Dexter was a nominee for a May Braveheart. He was bought in to see us as he had a nasty deep wound on his lower back, possibly caused by a cat, which the owner thought he had sustained about three to four days previously. Dexter was admitted so that the vet could take a closer look. Once Dexter was sedated, the vet noticed a second larger wound on his neck. Once this was clipped, it became apparent that this wound was filled with a large quantity of puss. The vet cleaned out the puss, and the resulting pocket had to have a drain fitted so as to allow any resulting fluid to escape. Whilst Dexter was recovering, his owners had to be vigilant, as none of the other dogs in the household were allowed to touch the wound. After 10 days his wound was checked, and it was healing nicely. We hope that Dexter will keep away from the cats in future.