Case of the Month - Peter and the Frog and Nico
CASE OF THE MONTH
Peter was referred to us by his primary care vet as he had had intermittent vomiting for three weeks. Our imager, Fernando Liste identified a gastric foreign body using ultrasound .
Tom Cave performed a gastric endoscopy and managed to retrieve the foreign body, avoiding the need for surgery.
This was the cause of Peter's vomitting.
The toy after being removed and washed!
The original toy
Peter feeling sorry for himself
Peter being looked after by our lovely nurse Georgina
OUR GOOD TIP, ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR DOG'S TOYS ARE AS BIG AS THEIR HEAD TO AVOID ENDING UP LIKE PETER!!
FEBRUARY CASE OF THE MONTH
Nico presented as an emergency with a history of lack of appetite, severe vomiting and haemorrhagic diarrhoea not responsive to supportive treatment. On further investigations Nico was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis, acute kidney failure, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels leading to haemorrhage). Nico additionally had an abnormal heart rhythm (ventricular tachycardia) and developed neurological signs during his stay with us. He was hospitalised in our critical care unit for over one week.
Now Nico is on the road to recovery and back to his usual antics at home!
A lovely message from Nico's owners, Jackie and Alan Buttle
We would like to thank all the staff at Cave for the loving care both our dogs have received. Nico was very poorly when he came to you & you did everything you could for him, he is now making a steady recovery, we are so grateful to you all especially to Chiara & Emma. We wouldn’t hesitate too come back to you ourselves or to recommend you to our friends, Jackie & Alan Buttle