News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

Pet of the Month – Jasper

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Pet of the Month – Jasper

Jasper was bought in to St Kitts with a sudden paralysis of both of his hind legs. Both of his hind legs were very cold and painful and he had no palpable pulse. All of these factors indicated that Jasper had suffered a Thromboembolism.
A thromboembolism is the formation of a blood clot in the circulatory system that breaks loose and is carried by the bloodstream until it lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it.
It occurs most commonly in cats […]

Staff Pet of the Month!

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Staff Pet of the Month!

Enzo belongs to Steve one of our Vets at the St Kitts branch:
Enzo is a grey longhair and is quite a strong character! He’s not as fierce as his yawning photo suggests. He is nervous and frightened of tall men, he got out just after we moved house recently and ended up terrified hiding under a bush just over the road for 24 hours, thankfully we found him thanks to his plaintive miaows.
Now his garden is better fenced at great […]

Pet of the Month – Mylo

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Pet of the Month – Mylo

Mylo came in to St Kitts after his owners noticed that he had become lame on his hind leg.
On examination, the vet became suspicious that Mylo had ruptured his cruciate ligament in his knee (stifle), so he came in for x-rays with the view to operate if necessary.
The x-rays showed damage in the joint and when the vet examined Mylo under the anaesthetic he was certain the ligament had ruptured.
There are two ligaments in the knee which help to stabilise […]