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Felix -The Rat Who Was Removed From His Tumour (It Was That Big!)

Felix -The Rat Who Was Removed From His Tumour (It Was That Big!)

Name: Felix
Species: Rat
Sex: Male
Age: 1yr 8mths
Weight: 520g

History:
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.

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Isabella – A Large Bladder Stone

Isabella – A Large Bladder Stone

Name: Isabelle
Sex: Female desexed
Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 4years
Weight: 8.5kg

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.

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Black Tail – The Brave Hen Who Survived A Dog Attack

Black Tail – The Brave Hen Who Survived A Dog Attack

Name: Black Tail
Species: Avian – Chicken
Sex: Female
Weight: 2.14kg

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.

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Grover – The Staffy That Thought Wire Tasted Good

Grover – The Staffy That Thought Wire Tasted Good

Name: Grover
Species: Canine
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Age: 2y 7m
Sex: Male Neutered
Current Weight: 18kg

History:
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.

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Talulah – Run Over By A Car And Lived To Tell The Tale

Talulah – Run Over By A Car And Lived To Tell The Tale

Name: Talulah
Species: Cat
Breed: Devon Rex
Age: 11 months
weight: 2.2 kgs

History:
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.

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Stephen -The Jungle Python With Weight Loss

Stephen -The Jungle Python With Weight Loss

Name- Stephen
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.

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Hendrix – The Kitten With A Broken Jaw

Hendrix – The Kitten With A Broken Jaw

Name- Hendrix
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)

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