Horsforth – February 2018
Meet Minnie, the Horsforth surgery Pet of the Month for February 2018.
Minnie came to see us towards the end of January. She had been out walking with her owner when another dog had attacked her. She had a wound on her head, which we thought was likely to need stitches. We booked her in for surgery the following morning. Fortunately for Minnie, an examination the following morning showed that the skin had actually started to settle together nicely and would not need surgery after all. Happily, we were able to send her home again with a course of antibiotics to prevent infection.
A few days later, Minnie came to see us again. She had managed to rub her head on the bars of her crate, which had opened up the wound again. We were able to clip and clean the wound in the consulting room. At this stage, we gave Minnie’s owners the option to monitor the wound or to book her in to stitch it under anaesthetic. They decided that they would like to take her home with a buster collar to see how she got on over the next few hours. Later that day, Minnie’s owners were happy that the wound was not causing her any bother. As a result, she was to continue her antibiotics while recovering at home.
A couple of days later, Minnie was back for a follow-up. We were delighted to see that the wound had started to scab over. It had not fully closed, so we extended her course of antibiotics to ensure cover throughout healing. Minnie has since healed fully and has completed her course of antibiotics. After being such a well-behaved patient throughout her treatment, we think that Minnie is a worthy winner of our Pet of the Month award this month. Well done Minnie.