Patient of Month

Here at Wilston Vet we like to share our interesting cases with you. Each month we upload one of our current patient’s veterinary treatments. These include intestinal surgeries, broken bone surgeries, diabetic management, infectious disease treatments and birthing complications (to mention a few.) We hope that you enjoy reading about these brave pets as they undergo their veterinary treatment. If you would like us to do a story on your own pet following treatment with us, please let us know as we would be delighted to oblige.

“Cat”- A Wrestle With A Clothesline

“Cat”- A Wrestle With A Clothesline

Name: “Cat”
Species: Feline
Breed: Ragdoll
Sex: Male Neutered
Weight: 4.4kg

History: “Cat” presented to Wilston Vet as an emergency consultation. Minutes earlier, Cat had sustained two severe facial injuries after impaling his face on a metal indoor clothes line.
( please note next page contains a gruesome photo which may not be suitable for some- reader please be aware)

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Dusty- Double Trouble!

Dusty- Double Trouble!

Name: Dusty
Species: Canine
Breed: Beagle
Sex: Female spey
Age: 9y 2m
Weight: 18.2kg

History: This is a tale of a patient who presented for one procedure and ended up having another! Dusty is a lovely Beagle who first presented to Dr Kate with a very sore back leg after running around outside one night. Dr Kate prescribed anti-inflammatory pain medication and strict rest for 5 days. Dusty’s lameness improved initially with treatment, but recurred, so Dr Kate recommended x-rays of the leg under anaesthesia.

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Stella- The Wonder Dog Walks Again

Stella- The Wonder Dog Walks Again

Name: Stella
Species: Canine
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 10y 2m
Current Weight: 18.1kgs

History: Stella has been a patient at Wilston Vet since she was a wee puppy! Watching her grow up from a 9wk old puppy into the active and affectionate 10yr old dog she is today has been a wonderful journey. Recently, Stella became lame on her right hind leg. Given her age and very active nature, Dr Kate suspected that she had some arthritis or an acute soft tissue injury (such as a muscle or ligament tear or strain). Stella was started on anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication. However, her lameness persisted so Dr Kate decided to perform x-rays and manipulations of her leg under anaesthesia.

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Prinny- An Itchy Scratchy Ordeal

Prinny- An Itchy Scratchy Ordeal

Name: Prinny
Species: Feline
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 2y 6m
Current Weight: 3.8kgs

History: Prinny is a lovely cat with a gentle temperament. Prinny first presented to Wilston Vet when she was 1y 6m age as her owners had noticed that she was starting to develop a severe generalised dermatitis. It was the end of Spring and Prinny had just recently started to lick and scratch at her fur and some fleas and flea dirt were also noted. (Fleas are a common problem all year around, however often are most prevalent in the Spring and Summer months.) Some animals can develop a condition called ‘flea allergy dermatitis’ which can cause a generalised itch and discomfort even from the bite of one single flea. Flea prevention had been applied to Prinny prior to her visit, however she had continued to lick and scratch at her fur.

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Sooki- A Needle Point Shave With Death

Sooki- A  Needle Point Shave With Death

Name: Sooki
Species: Feline
Breed: Ragdoll
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 5 months
Current Weight: 2.9kgs

History: Five months into this world and Sooki is already playing havoc.
One recent Sunday evening, Sooki paid a visit to the Pet Emergency at Stafford. Her owners were concerned about a piece of thread that was hanging from her bottom. She had also vomited once and was showing some signs of abdominal pain. An x-ray was taken of her abdomen at the PET ER and what showed up was quite interesting. Sooki had swallowed a sewing needle attached to a long thread of cotton.

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Lucy – The Old Feline With A Toothache

Lucy – The Old Feline With A Toothache

Name: Lucy
Species: Feline
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 15y 8m
Current Weight: 2.9kgs

History: Lucy is a much loved patient here at Wilston Vet. She presented to the clinic to see Dr Kate as her appetite had recently decreased and she seemed to be losing weight. A complete blood profile had been performed earlier in the year and happily her results had been normal, ruling out many of the causes for weight loss and reduced appetite in older felines.

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Kirra the Staffy Cross- The Treat That Nearly Killed Her

Kirra the Staffy Cross- The Treat That Nearly Killed Her

Name: Kirra
Species: Canine
Breed: Cross breed
Sex: Female – Speyed
Age: 3yrs
Current Weight: 23kgs

History: Kirra was presented to Wilston Vet Surgery because she was very lethargic and hadn’t eaten in 3 days. She had also been vomiting for 48 hours on and off. Kirra had been taken to the Pet ER, the emergency after-hours center, a week prior as she had been drooling excessively.

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Apollo the Moggie- A Sad Ending

Apollo the Moggie- A Sad Ending

Name: Apollo
Age: 7yrs
Weight: 5kg
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Male, desexed

In memory of Apollo.

History: Poor little Apollo had been run over by a car several years ago and ever since then he had been totally blind in both eyes. Apart from that, he had been in very good health. However, for the last few months one of his eyes had become increasingly watery and sore.

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Bella the Labbie- A Life Threatening Infection

Bella the Labbie- A Life Threatening Infection

Name: Bella
Breed: Golden Labrador
Age: 6years, 8 months
Female: Not desexed.

History: Bella presented to Wilston Vet with an unusual history. Her owners had removed a tick about 4 weeks prior, but in the few days leading up to her presentation, she had started to limp and appear weak in her hind legs. Bella also had just come of heat. (Female dogs that are not desexed come into heat every 6 months)

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