Pet of the
Month goes to.....
Arnold is a 11
year old handsome black labrador. He has been coming into the
practice since 2012. He is an active old lad who enjoys his walks
in the park, swimming in the streams and playing with
arthritis in all of his legs and it is being controlled with
Metacam (anti-inflammatory). He regularly comes in for checks and
it is always a pleasure to see him.
referred to the hydrotherapy unit over at our Grappenhall branch to
help increase his mobility using the water treadmill and small
exercises with which his owner can carry on at home.
enjoyed his hydrotherapy sessions and came on a weekly bases. Then
one week the owner brought Arnold into see our Head veterinary
surgeon John to examine his left foreleg as he was not bearing any
weight on it. He was admitted for a lameness work up and to take
showed that Arnold was very painful on his shoulder and John seemed
to think it that it may be connected to spinal issues of that area.
Arnold was referred to the MRI scanning machine to have a better
view of his shoulder and spine. It was then discovered that
Arnold's nerve was causing his lameness and pain, and that be
removing the nerve should resolve this problem.
He came back in
for the major surgery in December 2014, the surgery was a success
and Arnold is currently on his way to a full recovery.
back to his happy and energetic self.