There are many things to consider when your pet has undergone surgery. One of the most important factors is how to prevent interference with the wound. Cats and dogs often will not be able to resist the temptation to lick the wound. Patient interference is the most common cause of post-operative complications for routine procedures such as neutering.
If allowed to lick, your pet could very easily introduce bacteria into the wound which can cause a nasty infection! 🤒👎🏻
There are a few different options available when it comes to preventing your pet being able to reach their wound.... Buster collars are great in the respect that it protects the wound no matter where it is on the body. Inflatable collars are also available but are not normally appropriate for many cases, especially for dogs with long noses. Medical Pet Shirts are great to protect wounds on the abdomen or back. They are comfortable and are usually tolerated a lot better than buster collars. They come in a range of sizes to fit most breeds too!
If your pet is to undergo surgery, please speak to one of our vets or nurses to discuss which product would work best for your pet! 🧑🏻⚕️🐶🐱 ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday we received this lovely video and message from Ciera’s owners 😊. “From a very poorly dog to this. With thanks for saving our 10 year old Retriever You are the most amazing people and the best vets !!!!”
Unfortunately Ciera was struck down with severe Haemorrhagic Gastroenteritis and became very poorly quite quickly 🙁. Luckily her owners were quick to act and brought her down to our emergency surgery where she received life saving fluids and antibiotics.
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs occurs when large amounts of fluid seeps into the gut. It’s not known precisely what causes all cases of HGE in dogs, but it can lead to severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea.
HGE can be a life-threatening condition. Untreated, it can quickly lead to hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar, or hypovolemic shock, which occurs when a dog’s blood or fluid levels drop dramatically. ⚠️We have seen a lot of cases of this lately so please make sure to see your Vet as soon as your dog shows signs of diarrhoea or vomiting. It can then be dealt with quickly before your dog starts to deteriorate⚠️ ... See MoreSee Less
Our donation of dressing materials has left the country and is on it’s way to Australia for the Bushfire Appeal organised by the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital. Hopefully this will help in the rehabilitation of injured Australian wildlife! 🐨🦘🦜🦅 ... See MoreSee Less
We are pleased to announce that we will be starting Saturday morning training classes!😃
These will commence on Saturday 8th February and will be run as a 7 week course. The Saturday classes will be aimed at puppies and young dogs and will be run by Susan O’Hare, a qualified APDT instructor and RVN.
The popular Wednesday afternoon and evening classes will continue to be run by our own RVNs Wendy Taylor and Charlotte Crowther. The next 7 week course will commence Wednesday 4th March. 🗓🐶
The cost of the 7 week course is £73.50
Please email Wendy Taylor for the times and to book onto the course firstname.lastname@example.org 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Hi, my dog is 15mths, he is very obedient but severely lacks confidence when meeting other dogs (he is a rescue) would these classes be ok to help him socialise or so you run anything similar that will? X
Hi there. Will you be doing any classes in april? We collect our puppy in march at 8 weeks x
Hi where abouts is the course please?
Hello, what times are the classes on wed & sat please?
Lambing season is upon us! At Donaldson's, we have already been called out to assist with several lambings! 🐑🐑
At this time of year, the fields are full of heavily pregnant ewes. It is therefore extremely important to make sure dogs are kept on the lead at all times when out walking in the countryside around sheep.
⚠️Allowing your dog to chase sheep is a criminal offence! ⚠️Even if the dog doesn't bite the sheep, the stress of being chased could easily cause a pregnant ewe to abort her lambs. Any dog is capable of chasing sheep, regardless of breed and temperament. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know about the fantastic savings to be had by joining our VIP club? 🤔 The health plans are designed to help our clients save money on their pet’s preventative health care. 🐶🐱🐰 You could save £58 a year for a rabbit on the plan, £95 a year for cats and up to £129 for dogs! 😃
If you would like to join our VIP club or would like more information, please visit your local branch or alternatively visit our new website donaldsonsvets.co.uk 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
After the Christmas feasting, many UK adults set themselves a New Years resolution to lose weight and improve their fitness. However, it may also be worth assessing your pet’s body condition as well! Our dogs and cats often over-indulge on treats over the festive period too! 🙈🎅🏻🎄
A large proportion of cats and dogs in the UK are considered obese and like humans, this can lead to several debilitating health problems.
If you are concerned about your pet’s weight, please book an appointment to discuss this at your local branch for one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses! 🐶🐱 ... See MoreSee Less