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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Layla joined us at Broad Lane Vets last week. She is the latest addition to our 'animal management team'. We are still deciding where her strengths lie so watch our website for her job title - http://www.broadlanevets.co.uk/ Talking of websites have you visited our new site yet? We are really pleased with it - there is lots of information at your fingertips and lots new pages. Have a look at our offers, newsletter and on-line shop.
Anyway back to Layla. She is a 10 week old Belgian Shepherd Dog and belongs to Kate, a final year student nurse at the practice. Following 3 years of hard work training, Kate will qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse next year and join our team of 8 qualified nurses.
Layla is a real character, but so well behaved already. She starts school next week, attending training classes in Allesley Park with Niki at http://www.soundhoundsdogtraining.co.uk/ . Kate brought Layla to our Puppy Party last Monday, at the Broad Lane Surgery, where she met 7 other puppies. She learnt some basic puppy care, had a go at brushing Layla's teeth, tried some basic dog training and enjoyed puppy playtime. After the party she, of course, had a party bag holding lots of goodies to enjoy at home.
If you would like to know more about the free of charge Puppy Parties, held each week at the surgery give us a call on 02476 464789.

Monday, 18 June 2012

He is sooooo naughty

o        He was only left alone for a few minutes on Sunday. The surgery was really busy and... so was Stumpy. He is so mischievous (and destructive!). Not finding anything edible to eat he went in hunt of well.... take a look for yourself. Previously he has eaten till rolls, a boardgame, credit cards, shoes, a mobile phone, handcream but never anything quite so iridescent. On this occasion his mum, Elly, found it rather hard to be annoyed with him - we cannot imagine why.Obviously his favourite colour is pink! He would however like you all to know that he sat beautifully for his bath.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Max is having swimming lessons

Thankyou to Elaine at Corley Canine Pool who is teaching Max to swim. He may be an old man but he is really benefitting from his hydrotherapy sessions.
Hydrotherapy is used to help in many such as arthritis, CDRM, spondylosis, cruciate ligament injury, dysplasia and to help with general weight loss. Max, who belongs to Veterinary Surgeon Elly, has Degenerative Joint Disease, leaving him with reduced mobility. Alongside his medication Max goes swimming and has acupuncture, both proven to help with his medical condition. 
Hydrotherapy is non-weight bearing exercise, proven to have therapeutic effects. He swims once a week as well as having acupuncture from Richard Webb, Veterinary Surgeon and qualified acupuncturist, who holds clinics at Broad Lane Vets in Coventry.
Max's owners, and staff at the surgery, have seen a real improvement in Max's mobility since receiving these complementary medicines. He is certainly more comfortable and eager for a walk. But... his favourite part, being a Labrador, is the food treat he receives at the end of his session.
Interesting fact:
Did you know a six minute swim is equivalent to a five mile walk, in toning the muscles of the body. 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Queenie and the snake bite

Poor Queenie got the fright of her life when out walking with her mum and dad earlier this week. On holiday, in Norfolk, the 4 year old West Highland White Terrier was bitten on the face by an adder - one of only 2 breeds of venomous snakes, living in the wild, in the UK. 
Broad Lane Vets received a phonecall from the worried owners as they were on their way home to Coventry. Although initially Queenie seemed alright she was now uncomfortable, and reluctant to eat or drink. Whilst they were en-route one of our vets set off in our animal ambulance to collect an anti-vemon required to treat the condition. As soon as she arrived the team were ready to admit her to the hospital for intensive care nursing. Our registered veterinary nurses worked alongside the vets monitoring her throughout the day as she received the antivenom, and fluids, recommended by the Veterinary Poisons' Service.
We are thrilled to say Queenie has now made a full recovery and is due in for her final review today

There are approximately 100 adder bites reported in the UK each year. Although the symptoms can be serious the last recorded death from an adder occurred in this country in 1975. Adder bites can be very painful, often requiring hospital treatment. Symptoms include pain, swelling, vomitting and faintness.