20th July 2013

Consultations seen: 

  • Wolfhound from last week was brought back in and overall looked to be a lot better in his self. He was given another injection of Rocephin.
  • A miniature poodle was brought in, the owner informed us that it had been throwing up and also had diarrhoea. The vet checked the temperature and diagnosed the poodle with a strong case of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis refers to the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, usually stomach and intestines. It can be caused by bacterial infection, viral infection or an allergic reaction to certain foods. The poodle was given an anti-bacterial injection of Synulox and put on a small course of anti-biotics.
  • gastritis_2_2009_2We had regular customers throughout the day bringing their dogs to routine vaccinations and Aller-vet injections which I have mentioned in previous posts.
  • A severely obese Jack Russell came in for a routine check on its heart problem; this brought to my attention the importance of diet to a dog. As this dog weight was putting pressure on its heart to the point it was killing him and the worrying thing is the amount of owners who are not aware of the damage their perceived kindness is doing to their pets.

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