Below you will see some really interesting medical pictures on some of the ailments and injuries our patients have experienced.
Recovery story about a special patient named Simba
Please note, these pictures are not for sensitive viewers.
Simba is a 22 month old Jackrussel terrier. He was rushed through to our Clinic on the 19th of July 2016 just after 4pm. The neighbour’s dogs had attacked him through the palisade fence and Simba had a nasty face wound that needed immediate attention. Simba was admitted straight away and once Dr Kinghorn stabilised him he was able to assess the severity of the wound more closely.
Simba’s skin had been ripped off the right side of his face. The concern was infection and nerve damage. He was placed under general anaesthetic, the wound was flushed clean, and luckily we managed to close his injury without any wound tension. Simba was able to go home that evening with strict instructions of wound and post op care. He was to return in the morning to remove his catheter and to ensure the wound was healing without any problems.
Over the next 2 weeks Charlie returned regularly for follow up check ups and his sutures were removed 14 days after his ordeal. His face healed wonderfully and his parents are ever so happy to have him back to his merry self.
Before, during and after picture of Simba’s amazing recovery.
|1 hr after post incident|
|Just out of surgery|
|1 week after surgery|
|3 weeks after surgery|
|4 weeks after surgery|
Dental Disease in Dogs
Dental disease affects up to 80% of pets over the age of three, and just like humans, there can be serious consequences of poor dental health.
Here is an excellent example of a pet that requires a dental.
Above is the before picture and below is the picture after the dental procedure.
A hook that was swallowed after the patient ate some fishing bate that had been left on the beach.
This stone was removed from a dogs bladder. Its called a "Bladder stone" or "Uroliths"
A bone that was lodged and had to be surgically removed.
This is the inside of a puppies ears. Can you see the ticks? This was one of 7 puppies that was rescued, treated and is currently being rehomed.