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Gina – A Cruciate Ligament Tear

Gina – A Cruciate Ligament Tear

Name: Gina
Age: 12yrs old
Weight: 5kgs
Breed: Australian Silky Terrier
Sex: Female

History: Gina came in to see our vet Nichola on a Saturday morning in late November. She walked into the clinic holding her right hind leg off the ground. Gina’s owner had noticed that she had suddenly started limping on the previous Thursday night after she had been running around in the garden. Her lameness hadn’t improved since then.

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Tilly – The Staffy With A Bite Issue

Tilly – The Staffy With A Bite Issue

Name: Tilly
Age: 3yrs old
Weight: 21kgs
Breed: Staffy X
Sex: Female

History: Tilly came to Wilston vet for her regular annual vaccination. During her pre-vaccine health check Dr. Nichola Hinchy noticed something strange happening with her teeth. Tilly was unfortunate enough to have a malocclusion of her jaw resulting in a noticeable “under bite”. This means the lower part of her jaw protrudes further forward than the top.

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Minty – Miss Mischievous Labby

Minty – Miss Mischievous Labby

Name: Minty
Age: 2yrs old
Weight: 25kgs
Breed: Labrador
Sex: Female

History: Minty’s troubles started several months ago when she came to see us for a sore front left foot. After a thorough examination including X-Rays to rule out broken bones, no reason for the sore foot could be found. Minty was sent home for strict rest with some pain relief medication and antibiotics to cover for any infection that may be present.

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Floyd -The Burmese With No Reason To Smile

Floyd -The Burmese With  No Reason To Smile

Name: Floyd
Age: 5yrs old
Weight: 5kgs
Breed: Burmese
Sex: Male

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).

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Elmo – A Brush With Death

Elmo – A Brush With Death

Name: Elmo
Age: 5yrs old
Weight: 6kgs
Breed: Fox Terrier X
Sex: Male

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.

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