Worcester vet helped depressed dog get better - The Worcester Observer

Worcester vet helped depressed dog get better

Holly Clement 26th Jun, 2024   0

A WORCESTER vet helped a two year old Bedlington terrier bounce back after becoming depressed.

Bunny, the dog became depressed and withdrawn after constantly being in season with continual bleeding.

Tracy Formby, Bunnys dog mum, from Cheltenham was so worried about her dog that she made an 80-mile round trip to Linnaeus-owned Brentknoll Veterinary Centre in Worcester to seek help.

Clinical director Rikki Burford, recommended a minimally invasive keyhole procedure to spay Bunny and vet Carly Smith carried out the surgery.

Carly said: “A laparoscopic spay was by far the best option for Bunny, we are fortunate here to have advanced surgical equipment on site, such as our mini laparoscopy kit, which enables us to spay dogs as small as just 3.5kg.

“There are very few of these type of kits in the UK, so we offer a pretty rare service here and there are many advantages.

“It’s a minimally invasive procedure which only requires a tiny incision through which we then feed the laparoscope, which is a small tube complete with video camera and miniature tools.

“The procedure doesn’t take long and another big advantage is that its minimally invasive nature reduces post-operative pain and speeds recovery times.”

Tracy said that before the procedure Bunny would hide upstairs on the bed and wouldn’t eat or walk and now she has become a happy bouncy terrier again.

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