News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

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 […]

Diabetes Success!

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Diabetes Success!

In May, lovely Labrador Taylor-Made is our pet of the month.
Taylor-Made has been a regular visitor to St Kitts since October 2015, when he was brought in to see us as he had started urinating in the house overnight and intermittently vomiting. We analysed a sample of Taylor-Made’s urine, and discovered a lot of glucose, which indicated that Taylor-Made had developed diabetes.
Taylor-Made has the most common form of the disease, which in dogs is Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes. This occurs […]

Milo and the Horse!

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Milo and the Horse!

Milo the Jack Russell Terrier was bought in to St Kitts as an emergency on a Sunday after being trodden on by a horse. He was unable to weight-bear on his right foreleg and quite painful and there was some bruising apparent to his leg.
We immediately admitted Milo in order to give him some pain relief, sedation and to x-ray his leg to see if any major damage had been done.
Once x-rayed, it was apparent that Milo had a fractures […]