Shipley – February 2018
Say hello to Stan the Man, the Shipley surgery Pet of the Month for February 2018.
Stan is an unusual young man, as he suffers from Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This is a condition similar to ataxic cerebral palsy in humans. As a result, Stan’s movement can appear uncoordinated and jerky. Thankfully, this condition is not one that worsens over time and causes no pain to the sufferer. This means that Stan will be able to live a long and happy life, though he is limited to an indoor lifestyle, as going outside would put him at risk of harm.
Stan recently came to see us for a health check. Thankfully, we were able to give him the all clear, though he could do with losing a little bit of weight! He is such a happy little chap, and we think he is ever so handsome and easy to spoil. After all, who could say no to that beautiful face? In order to reduce Stan’s weight to an ideal range, we have recommended a reduction in his feeding levels. We have also suggested an increase in exercise. Luckily for Stan, this will result in even more playtime with the little cat pals he lives with, as well as his fantastic owner!
By regularly examining your pets, we are in the best position to identify small changes before they become big problems. Typically, pets only get one health check a year, at the time of their booster. Our Pet Health Club members, however, receive a 6 monthly health check as part of their membership. This gives you a chance to ask the vet any questions you may have and it gives us a chance to check your pet over and give them a good fuss!