Boss was our Braveheart winner for September 2017.
Boss was attacked by another dog whilst on a walk with his owner and was rushed in to us. On arrival there were large wounds on the side of his chest going into his muscle. He was immediately given pain relief and vitals checking for signs of shock to ensure he was stable for anaesthesia.
Once under general anaesthetic, his wounds were clipped and cleaned; one of the wounds showed a lot of trauma to the skin and underlying muscle which also needed to be sutured. Due to a large air pocket being present under his skin, a drain was placed after the area was flushed to ensure any infection was expressed from the area as he healed.
Boss was so brave throughout everything, he allowed us to examine and help him through his recovery with added fuss and cuddles as he awoke from the surgery.
He has now fully recovered from this ordeal, the sutures and drain removed, and is home with his family. Boss was such a lovely patient and the team is so proud of his speedy recovery thanks to his positive and loving nature and support from his family.
Rocky was brought in as he had been off his food for a few days and showed discomfort when his abdomen was touched.
On further examination it was found he had a blocked bladder. He was given pain relief to try and make him more comfortable ready for his general anaesthetic to catheterise him so his bladder could be expressed. The catheter was left in and Rocky was sent to our out of hours provider to continue monitoring his recovery and to give him his medications.
Over the next few weeks Rocky was brought back for check ups to ensure his bladder hadn’t re-blocked. His owners changed him to a urinary diet to ensure the likelihood of re-blocking was minimalised and his dosages of medications have now been decreased.
Rocky was brave throughout this ordeal and we wish him the best!
Barney came to see us as a large abscess had burst on his forehead. After closer examination, the skin over the abscess was sloughing as we tried to shave the infected area. Barney was very brave and tolerant whilst we shaved his head, drained the puss and repeatedly squirted sterile saline on the area.
Barney amazed us all with his calm manner and acceptance of being clean, especially when he still wanted fuss and attention afterwards! He was sent home with medication to help him on his way to recovery.
Barney is back home, his fur is growing back and he is a much happier cat. We wish him well in the future.
Hugo had been battling with his weight over the last few years so we trialled him on Satiety diet. With great success Hugo reached his target weight and received a rosette to commend his and his owner’s hard work and perseverance!
Shortly after reaching his target, his owner found a pea-sized lump on his hind-leg which was diagnosed as a mast cell tumour. Hugo underwent general anaesthetic for a mass removal and had a speedy recovery.
He is now back at home enjoying chasing his ball again. Hugo has endured through all his trials, keeping his loving and bubbly personality throughout, and is a delight to see whenever he pops in to see us!