Articles on ‘Pet Of The Month’

December Pet Of The Year!

7 December 2018

Our Pet of the Month feature is an opportunity for us to share an interesting case we have treated recently at Cogges. Every so often we see a patient with lots of long term issues and they and their owner really touch our hearts, so they become Pet of the Year. Pet of the Year

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November Pet Of The Month

23 November 2018

  Ernie is a 5 year old cat who came home after being missing for 24hrs in a lot of pain and unable to move his left hind leg. He was taken to the out of hours vet in Woodstock where he was given pain relief and sedated for an x-ray of his injured leg.

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October Pet Of The Month

9 October 2018

Dali is a 5 year old cat who was admitted this week after eating a lily leaf and getting lily pollen all over her face. The Lilium species – Asiatic, Japanese, tiger lily, stargazer and Western lilies are all toxic to cats. All parts cause damage to the kidney cells with a high mortality rate

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August Pet Of The Month 2018

15 August 2018

Blossom is an 18 month old cat who went out one night last month and did not return.  Her owner found her the next day, unable to walk.  We found Blossom was unable to move her hind limbs, and had maggot-covered wounds on her legs and rear end.  She was given pain relief then anaesthetised

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July Pet Of The Month

19 July 2018

Pets of the month for July are Molly and Jed who are two of the six dogs who have visited Cogges just this week because of grass seeds. Grass seeds are very common at this time of year. The sticky surface and pointed tip make it easy for them to attach to dog’s fur and

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June Pet Of The Month

22 June 2018

One year ago a tabby and white cat came to Cogges. His owners had moved away and left him behind; their neighbours brought him here because they were worried about him. He was obviously elderly, in poor condition because he had survived by raiding bins, and very grumpy. Because of his dislike of being handled

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May Pet Of The Month

8 May 2018

Taffy is a 5 year old black Labrador. While he was out for a walk with his owner on Monday, he got a fish hook stuck in his lower lip. The barbs make it impossible to pull a fish hook straight out, so Taffy was sedated so we could remove it. Sedation involved Taffy being

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April Pet Of The Month

24 April 2018

Rafa is a lovely 11 year old cat who is generally very healthy if slightly accident prone. In February when he came to Cogges for his annual booster, Vet Karen had a surprise when she found a hard lump in the skin under his jaw, which she felt was likely to be an airgun pellet.

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March Pet Of The Month 2018

20 March 2018

Asti and Dolly are two Labrador Retrievers who were rescued from Romania in January last year. Both dogs were very overweight due to being in kennels with little exercise and were on a  poor quality diet. Asti was particularly overweight, weighing in at a hefty 40kg. The average weight for a female Labrador is between

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February Pet Of The Month

13 February 2018

Nellie is a 5 year old terrier cross who loves running around on her walks. After one walk though she seemed down and unable eat, despite appearing keen to. Her eyes were watering and she just wasn’t right. When she came in to see us she was somewhat reluctant to let us have a good

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