Back in August 2015, we wrote about Mavis, an English Bulldog who whelped with 5 pups then followed up with a caesarean for another 2. Mavis had been a nurturing mother so it was an easy decision to decide to mate Mavis again.

The Rudnicki family kept a close watch on Mavis, now 4 ½ years old, towards the end of her gestation period as they were aware that once an animal has a caesarean it is not worth the risk of mother or pups, to give birth naturally the following time.

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Marli Corcoran is a 7-year-old Miniature, black and tan, Dachshund.  She belongs to an ex-nurse of ours, Jaimee. Normally she is inquisitive and full of fun but Marli’s family noticed that she had been lethargic for 24 hours and were concerned that her abdomen seemed bloated.

Upon examination her abdomen was firm and uncomfortable so radiographs were required.  These X/Rays showed distended intestine loops with gas present.  This is suggestive of a foreign body. 

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Late November, early on a Friday morning, Milo Amiguet, a beautiful German Short-haired Pointer from Hurstbridge came to our Greensborough clinic with a suspected snake bite. 

Milo’s family phoned ahead to tell us what they thought had happened so it was a mad rush to get Milo treatment. By phoning ahead, we arranged the medication and I/V fluids, so they were ready to be administered as soon as Milo arrived and had been examined by one of our vets. En route, the family confirmed that they had found a dead snake in the backyard!

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In October, Scrunchy, the ginger coloured chicken was bought in for treatment.  Scrunchy is a 12 month old chicken who belongs to the Bulenda family of Greensborough.

Scrunchy was lame in the right leg after being chased by the dog about a week ago.  Due to the size of Scrunchy’s leg, she was x-rayed with our dental x-ray machine.  The x-rays confirmed she had a fracture.

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Lili is an 11½ year old, lilac coloured, Oirental.  Over the years her mouth had deteriorated and now there was excess salivation and her teel were causing her discomfort.  It was time to take a more advanced approach.

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Cassie is a 9 ½ year old Jack Russell belonging to the Nixon family of Macleod.  Cassie was presented at Greensborough in August with inappetence and vomiting.  At the time of the initial consultation, it was noted during the physical examination that Cassie’s abdomen was distended.  After a poor response to antibiotics, a blood profile was taken.  These results showed some abnormalities, so with the owner’s consent, an abdominal ultrasound was ordered.  This showed that Cassie’s gall bladder was fully distended along with a mass near the stomach.

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