Posts Categorized: big bear awards

Crash! How quickly a puppy can change from healthy to near death

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Rigby was a gorgeous lockdown puppy who presented to us for his first check where he was completely normal on clinical examination. He was eating, drinking and toileting normally with owners that couldn’t be happier. Fast forward five days and bang, he arrived into the Teddington clinic collapsed, vomiting and with severe diarrhoea with blood. … Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Baxter

Planting the Wrong Seed! Spring is in the air, the clocks have gone forwards, the temperature is rising and the plants are budding. What a wonderful time of year! For many dog owners you will be going out more and enjoying the newly sprouted meadows with your dogs. It is also the time of year… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Dexter

The Apple, or Cherry, of my Eye The eye is a fascinating organ – so much packed into a small globe and performing such an important task, particularly in our keen sighted four-legged friends. You may be surprised to know that dogs and cats have a third eyelid. It is a vital part of their… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Ralph

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! The heat of summer conjures many positive thoughts: beach days, picnics in the park and barbecues with friends. The long days of sunshine keep us outside for long times but it is also a time of year with a silent killer: heat stroke. This is something many people are aware of,… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Rory

Oh Deer! Not the easiest walk in the park At Vet4Life, we are lucky to have some of the most beautiful parks in close proximity to us; notably Richmond and Bushy Park. These parks offer a wonderful oasis from the urban rush of London, transforming a dog walk into the kind of experience you would… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Bella

Bella’s story One very happy success story! Gorgeous little kitten Bella was signed over to Vet4life with a serious injury. Bella had obviously suffered a high impact trauma and her femur (the long bone at the top of her back leg) was smashed into several pieces. There were two options, either amputate the leg, or… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Rambo

Rambo’s story Rambo a lovely little 5 week old Ragdoll and came in to see us the beginning of February. The owner brought him in due to trauma and after the trauma he was showing signs of what the owner described as having a seizure. William, our vet, admitted Rambo for treatment for trauma and… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Wilma

Wilma’s story Wilma recently joined our Vet4life Family at the age of 8 and a half years old. She is an extremely affectionate and giving soul who struggles with lameness and has done for a little while. Her mum Katherine has been to other vets searching for the best help available for Wilma, not wanting… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Rocco

Rocco’s story Recently Rocco came in for a day procedure. He had been having trouble with his eyes. As cats get a little older, they can lose some elasticity in their eyelids, resulting in an entropion. Entropion is when the eyelids start to roll inwards resulting in the eyelashes scratching the cornea (the surface of… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Liption

Liption’s story Liption is a handsome grey domestic short hair, fluent in both English, Spanish and catitude. He befriends giant dogs (his best friend is Rolo the Labrador) and flirts with the staff at vet4life. He had a dice with death in his younger days leaving himself with a tail pull injury. This meant that… Read more »

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