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.
Age: 5yrs old
History: Floyd came to visit us after his owner noticed some swelling in his face. The swollen area was covered in a purulent and caseous (cheese like) discharge that is consistent with an abscess. The most probable cause for an abscess in a cat is a cat fight, dental disease or foreign bodies (i.e. something stuck under the skin similar to a splinter etc).
Age: 5yrs old
Breed: Fox Terrier X
History: Elmo was rushed to Wilston Vet after being hit by two cars on a busy nearby road. He presented with major head trauma and severe neurological signs. He was bleeding from a laceration above his left eye and also from his nostrils. Elmo’s pupils were dilated and he was unable to focus on us or his surroundings.
Age: 3yrs old
History: Linus came to see us when his owner noticed he was not himself & that he was hiding in unusual places around the house. They also noticed that he was bleeding from somewhere on his face but could not see any injuries or where it was coming from.
Age: 8yrs old
Weight: 33 kgs
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
History: BJ came to see us as her notice a rapidly growing lump on her hind leg. It was approx 3-4cm in diameter and they were worried what it might be.
Age: 6 yrs old
Weight: 12 kgs
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
History: Betsy was brought into the clinic after unusual urinating habits. She was seen to be urinating more frequently than normal and in lesser amounts. She had also started urinating in her bed, something definitely out of character!
Sex: Female desexed
Age- 1 yo
Weight- 27 kgs
History: Poppi was presented to Wilston Vet for continued treatment after a visit to the pet emergency centre the night before. She had been vomiting overnight and appeared lethargic and off-colour.
Age: 1yr 8mths
Felix presented to the clinic when his owners noticed a lump on the Felix’s left shoulder. The lump developed a few days prior to examination and had continued to grow in size. Felix had been less active than normal, however was still bright and had a good appetite.
Sex: Female desexed
Breed: Shih Tzu
History: Isabella (Bella) presented to the clinic with blood in her urine, increased thirst and increased urination. Bella had started to urinate in odd places and was only producing small amounts of urine, yet was constantly squatting to try and urinate. Bella’s owners mentioned she had a history of urinary tract infections which had been treated with antibiotics at another veterinary surgery whilst they were away on holidays.
Sex: Male desexed
Age: 4years 8 months
History: Oscar’s owners were away on holidays. When they arrived home, they discovered him panting and unsteady on his feet. His owners called the clinic and they were instructed to bring him in immediately.
Name: Black Tail
Species: Avian – Chicken
History: A lovely chicken by the name of Black Tail was brought into Wilston Vet Surgery after sustaining a nasty dog bite to the backside. Unfortunately a neighbour-hood dog had escaped from its yard and made its way to Black Tail’s house and attacked her and five other coop mates. Luckily for the others, they only had minor injuries.