News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

Red Alert For Amber!

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Red Alert For Amber!

Beautiful Amber is an Irish Terrier, who came in to see us with an unusual list of complaints, including licking bricks and eating dirt.  An appetite for substances that aren’t nutritious, such as hair, paper, paint, metal or earth is called “pica”.
In order to try and find the source of the reason for the symptoms, we ran a blood test. Haematology testing examined the components of Amber’s blood including red and white blood cells, and platelets. The results of the […]

Prawn Cocktail!

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Prawn Cocktail!

This is the handsome Prawn, he belongs to Jo one of our St Kitts Nurses.

 

Prawn was found as a stray with a badly broken leg in Yorkshire. He was hit by a car and members of the public called the RSPCA. Prawn was brought into the practice where Jo worked and she fell in love with him.

 

Prawn’s broken leg had to be amputated and after some rehabilitation at the practice he joined Jo at her home joining a family […]

Odie’s Ordeal

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Odie’s Ordeal

Odie the four month old springer spaniel came in to St Kitts with vomiting and lethargy after a cough that his owner’s had noticed got dramatically worse. When listening to his chest, we found that his heart and lung sounds were muffled and difficult to hear, and so it was decided that Odie should have some x-rays of his chest to see if the cause could be found.
Once Odie’s x-rays appeared on the screen, our nurses and vets were shocked […]