Weight Problems? This is now becoming a serious problem in many cats and dogs. Contact Helen at the surgery for uptodate advice on how to get rid of those extra kilos. You will be doing your pet a big favour. There are many problems associated with overweight that could end up costing you a lot of money.
Noise phobias/Fireworks. We have two new herbal based drug that seems to work really well in affected pets. Treatment needs to start 2 weeks before November 5th. Contact the surgery for further info on zylkene and Calmex medication. It is also good for other stressful situations that your pet may suffer from.
We also have a limited number of DVDs on desensitisation. This can be really useful when combined with zylkene.
DAP diffusers, sprays and collars are also useful. Contact the surgery for more info on these and zylkene.
Scottish SPCA Fireworks Leaflet PDF - leaflet
- Rosie as she is now called was admitted to our surgery suffering from advanced stages of dehydration and collapse. She had severe diarrhoea and was covered in fleas. She weighed just over 8 kg. Being a lurcher she should have weighed at least double that. She was immediately put onto intravenous fluid therapy, the fleas were treated and she was gently washed down by our nurses. She was unable to raise her head initially but after just 24 hours on fluids and antibiotics her eyes were brighter and she started to be aware of her surroundings. She responded well to our wonderful nurses who were caring for her. She has received extreme quantities of TLC since then and she has gradaully put weight on( her weight on Saturday 22nd August was a remarkable 11.2 kg) She is able to spring to her feet like a tiny gazelle. Her eyes light up when she sees anybody and she loves attention and needless to say she is very hungry.
- 25th August - Rosie becomes television star. Border TV film her coming home. She settles in very quickly and soon finds the sofa.
- 29th August - Weighs in at 12 kg. She has developed a spring in her step. She loves walking with the other dogs.
- 8th September - Everybody I meet seems to know about Rosie and ask how she is. She is now almost 13 kg She has come into season which is most surprising after being so malnourished.
- We at the Bard would like to thank those of you who have sent her food and presents. All donations of money will be passed on to the SSPCA who are still looking to find the perpetrators of this nasty crime against such an innocent animal.
- 23rd September Rosie has now reached 14 kg. I think 17kg will see her almost at normal body weight. She is of course a foodaholic and is prepared to eat absolutely anything she can get at except root ginger and lemons!! so far!
- 7th October Rosie has reached 15kg in weight and still increasing. Her muscle bulk has increased and she can now exercise like any other dog. She has had a little setback in that she developed a dermatitis on the skin which was making her chew herself. She is responding quite well to treatment with antibiotics and shampoos.
- Unfortunately we are no nearer discovering who was responsible for her being in the condition she was in. If you have any information you think might be useful please contact the SSPCA.
- for more pictures you can visit http://www.rogerleverphotography.co.uk and read more about her story.
- MORE PICTURES AND UPDATES TO FOLLOW
- DIABETES - This is becoming just as big a problem in overweight dogs and cats as in Humans so please try to keep the titbits to a minimum. SEE TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER INFO ON DIABETES>
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