News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

NEW PRACTICE OPENING!

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NEW PRACTICE OPENING!

!! NEW PRACTICE OPENING !!
We are delighted to inform our clients that on Monday the 14th of November our new practice in Crookham Park will be open for business!
!! OPEN DAY SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER !!
We are having an open day for everyone to come and see our shiny new practice. Please come down between 10am-3pm to have a look around. Families welcome.
Crookham Park has been purpose built and will include three consulting rooms, separate cat and dog wards, radiography suite … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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 … Read More »

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 … Read More »