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.
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Age: 2y 7m
Sex: Male Neutered
Current Weight: 18kg
Grover presented to Wilston Vet Surgery as he had been vomiting up water, anorexic (not eating)
and lethargic. This had only started overnight. His owners also noticed he was walking in a hunched up position as though he had stomach pain.
Breed: Devon Rex
Age: 11 months
weight: 2.2 kgs
One Thursday night in July, Talulah’s owner Kirsty came home from work to find Talulah curled up on the couch. This
was a normal occurance for Talulah, however, when she said “Hello” to Kirsty, something didn’t seem right. Talulah’s “meow” was different and she seemed very unhappy. On a closer look Kirsty could see Talulah’s legs were bruised, wounded and very swollen. Kirsty immediately called Wilston Vet to say Talulah had possibly been hit by a car. Kirsty rushed straight down to see us.
Age: 6yrs 8mths
Current Weight: 5.6kg
On the 8th June 2010, Sammie was brought into Wilston Vet for a yearly vaccination and heartworm injection. Before any of these injections were given, a full physical examination was performed by the veterinarian.
Species- Jungle Python
Sex – Male
Age- 3 YO
History: Stephen was presented to Wilston Vet surgery as his owner had noticed that there was a strange clicking sound coming from Stephen’s stomach. His owner also mentioned that he had always been a noisy breather. He was eating normally and appeared to be bright and alert ( as far as snakes go) but his owner thought he may be in some pain around his mid abdomen.
Age: 6 years
History: Bella presented to Wilston Vet because her owner was concerned she had blood in her urine. Bella had no history of environmental change or stress which can be contributing factors to this. She was eating and passing motions normally.
Breed- Domestic Short Hair
Age- 6 Months
Weight- 2 kg
History: Hendrix was brought in one Saturday morning as his owner was concerned that he was quiet and not his normal affectionate self. Poor little Hendrix was found lying under the BBQ not wanting to move. The owner found his cat collar next to one of their dog’s food bowls and suspected that their dog may have attacked Hendrix. (Mind you, their dog is a Great Dane so that was very worrying as Hendrix is so little)
Age- 1 year
Sex- Male Desexed
Weight- 5.2 kgs
History: Ferris is a 5 months old male Maltese Poodle cross who came to us one afternoon unable to walk on his right back leg. The owner reported that just a few minutes ago Ferris had been so excited by some visitors coming to the house that he had jumped up and down on the spot. On landing he let out a loud yelp and was in considerable pain after and unable to walk on his right hind leg.
Current Weight: 750gms
History: Waffles, a 2year old female rat, was bought in to Wilston Vet as her owner had noticed a small lump that had developed over the last 2 weeks under her left armpit. The lump was about ½ cm big and quite firm to touch.
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Neutered Male
History: Cosmo was presented to Wilston Vet after being hit by a car. His owners did not see the accident but noticed him running towards the house and then becoming lame on his left hind limb. A short while later, Cosmo was not using either of his back legs and they rushed him down to the Surgery.
Breed: Toy Poodle
Age: 12.7 yrs
Current Weight: 4kgs
History: Isabella was presented to Wilston Vet on 16th August 2009. The night before she appeared to be well, but in the morning she was collapsed, unable to stand, was shaking and seemed quite distressed.