Articles on ‘Pet Of The Month’

January Pet Of The Month

21 January 2020

Penny is an 18 month old Golden Retriever. In December she developed a skin condition – she had scabbed lumps around her eyes, ears, and elbows. The lesions weren’t typical for the common skin conditions and made no response to initial treatment. Vet Anna sedated Penny to take skin samples which were sent to the

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November Pet Of The Month

26 November 2019

Reg is a one year old lurcher who was found earlier this year, tied to a gate in the woods. He was frightened and underweight but otherwise unharmed. He was fostered by one of our nurses while we tried to trace his owner but this proved impossible, so Reg now belongs to Nurse Aimee. He

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October Pet Of The Month

22 October 2019

Daisy is a 3-year-old cat who came home one day in June with a prolapsed eye. Her owners brought her straight to Cogges Vets where she was checked for other injuries, then anaesthetised to have the eye put back in its socket, and the eyelid sutured on one side to hold it in place. We

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September Pet Of The Month

17 September 2019

Luna is a 5 month old kitten who was taken to our emergency service in June because she had suddenly become very lame on her left front leg. She was given pain relief and x-rays confirmed that she had broken the humerus bone in her leg. We sent the x-rays to Hannes Bergmann, a specialist

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August Pet Of The Month

30 August 2019

Sam is an 11 year old Border Collie. Usually fit and active, she was brought to Cogges urgently a few weeks ago, after collapsing on a walk. Vet Sarah examined her, and found that her gums were pale, her heart rate was elevated but her pulses were weak, her heart sounded muffled and her breathing

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July Pet Of The Month 2019

24 July 2019

Summer is grass seed season! Roo is a 3 year old Border Collie who was brought to Cogges because he had suddenly started shaking his head. On examination vet Rachel found that he had a grass seed in his right ear. Because the seed was deep in the canal, and Roo was understandably uncomfortable, he

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June Pet Of The Month 2019

21 June 2019

Indie is a 6 year old cross-breed dog. She came to see Karen in December 2017 because she was having difficulty getting up and down. Karen couldn’t find any abnormalities apart from the fact that Indie had gained about 6kg over the past year, which made her very overweight. Indie was referred to our nurse-led

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May Pet Of The Month

14 May 2019

Norman is a 4 year old Pug who is generally fit and well. Last month he started vomiting, went off his food and became quiet and uncomfortable. His presentation and preliminary tests were suggestive of pancreatitis and he initially responded well to the pain relief and bland diet we use to treat this condition. A

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March Pet Of The Month 2019

27 March 2019

Littly is a 14 year old cat; when he was a youngster he was hit by a car and needed major surgery on one of his hind legs, but since then he has remained fit and well. When he came to Cogges for his booster vaccination in 2017 his owner mentioned that he had been

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February Pet Of The Month 2019

8 February 2019

Milo is a 6 year old cat who was brought to Cogges a few months ago with very swollen eyelids that made it impossible to examine his eye. He was given medication and once the swelling had resolved, he was sedated for a thorough examination. We found Milo had a deep ulcer in his eye,

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