Whilst we have been given a pretty extraordinary light at the end of this dreary tunnel (🙏🤞🥳)… we must continue to remain safe in the present to enable us to reach the finish line.
With that in mind, nothing is changing here at E.C. Straiton & Partners. We are still having the outside waiting area with clients unable to enter the building - unless for payment – for the foreseeable future.
Thankfully, the evenings are drawing out and the weather is getting brighter.☀️ It has been almost a year since we started this process and what a year it has been!!😰 We would like to encourage people to continue being respectful and continue following the protocols and procedures highlighted in the post pinned to the top of the page.📌
Thank you for your continued support.🙏 For now, keep safe. We’re nearly there.💚
Please let us know if you have any cats that need a home.
⭐️🐶TODAY IS WORLD SPAY DAY🐱⭐️
World Spay Day was first launched in 1995 and aims to encourage people to save animal lives by spaying and neutering companion animals and feral cats.
This gorgeous girl is Frankie.😍 Frankie had to stay with us a couple of weeks ago after her owner noticing she was a little off colour. She was not herself, vomiting, drinking and urinating more frequently. After some diagnostic tests, Frankie was diagnosed with a ‘pyometra’.
🆘What is a pyometra? ▪️Pyometra is a very serious infection of the uterus, and therefore, only occurs in unneutered females. ▪️The womb fills up with pus and if untreated, can lead to kidney failure, toxaemia, dehydration and it can be fatal.
🆘Why do dogs get it? ▪️It’s caused by a bacterial infection usually a few weeks after a female has been in season. Hormonal changes make the chance of infection more likely.
🆘What are the symptoms? ▪️Lethargy, inappetence, increased thirst. ▪️Some dogs have vaginal discharge.
🆘How do we treat it? ▪️Pyometra requires urgent surgery to remove the infected uterus. ▪️The procedure is similar to a spay but there is a much higher risk level due to the patient no longer being healthy.
🆘The main point? ⚠️It is completely preventable!⚠️
1 in 4 older females suffer from pyometra if they are not neutered.
💜Whilst a big surgery, Frankie recovered well and she has now been signed off. We think she half enjoyed being with us as well. She made herself quite at home!🥰 ... See MoreSee Less
We are getting our puppy speyed after her season has finished and settled down, can't believe how many comments we have had saying we are being cruel!! We had her as a family pet nothing more!
Had to read that twice I thought it said spa day and assumed it was about a pamper day for animals 😂😂😂😂spay day much more practical and important 😂
We once had a Border terrier bitch who at 5 months old I noticed she had discharge, I thought she was coming into season early until I noticed the colour didn't look right, took her to the vets and she had a spay that same day and luckily her life was saved. The vet said that he had never seen pyometra in such a young dog. She went on to live happily to 16 years old. I will always have my dogs and bitches neutered.
You are not cruel I have mine spayed before 1 st season they are pets and they can get complication when older and living on estate you do not want unwanted pups it’s not fare on the dog
The only comment I would make is to let them have at least one season before you spay. Those hormones you are removing contribute to physical and mental development and are important.
As bad as it sounds that you would have to include this, but, could you include the average cost of a spay vs average cost of the emergency treatment for the condition in your post for education? Some people are so lazy they just 'never get round to it's when it comes to spaying x
My chocolate lab is coming up to 2, shes still not been spayed because I wait 3 months after her season to get her booked in then she either has another season or we go into lockdown 😕
An oldie… but a goodie!🦷 Been a while, but success stories are our favourite.🎉
‼️⚠️WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES⚠️‼️
At the end of last year, Sky decided to run into a tree!🌲 As a result, the poor little lady had a traumatic dental injury and fractured her lower right canine!😰
Vet John and nurse Emily were on hand to make sure she felt better as quickly as possible. She had two teeth removed and stayed with us overnight to ensure she had some damn good pain relief. She recovered super well and has had no further incidents since! Thank goodness!🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Ohman my neighbour lost one a few years ago managed to retrieve it for her hopefully this has the same outcome 🙏🏼
Might have dug itself in if there are any soft spots left in the soil or under dead vegetation. so worth looking for any disturbed areas. We lost ours many years ago and a neighbour found him whilst digging his garden in the spring. Hope this one is found too.
Happy Friday folks!🌈
Another week in lockdown done and dusted.👏
Another week, another fashion inspo from Mary!😍 Here she is donning her tweed. She really has got a new lease of life since starting her medication. We couldn't be happier.💜
Tune in next week for another marvellous Mary fashion edit.🤩
Please remember consultations are by appointment only on Saturdays.
Our nurses… Emily, Lucy and Nicky specialise in animal behaviour.
Whilst they have obtained certificates and have experience in the area, it is important to note that they are not behaviourists. They are here to assist and give preventative advice, but often your pet may require referral.
If you have a concern with your animal, you can contact the practice and have a consultation with our team. You will receive an initial consultation across the telephone – which can take up to an hour – followed by further appointments if required. Now, in the current circumstances, there may be a wait of around 3-4 weeks.
If your pet has not been seen in the last 4 months, a vet check will be required initially to rule out any clinical concerns before referring you to a nurse.
⚠️IMPORTANT: If children are involved, or there is aggression in the home, please ring a behaviourist immediately. Our team can refer you if required, but please don’t wait.⚠️
Please follow the link if you would like some written advice regarding behavioural changes in pets, including what might affect it, what to look out for and how you can help.
Makes sense. I've only been once on a Saturday ( to see a vet)and it was incredibly busy then as there is just a skeleton staff on. Same excellent service though . I wish folk adhered to the one person per pet rule though sometimes it's quite crowded during the week. 😏
I sat and waited for my ( last minute ) appointment for an hour on Saturday and although we were very cold I wouldn't complain ( please don't think that's why I'm writing this)
The staff were doing a fantastic job rushing in and out talking to owners and treating animals with nurses handing out medication every 5 mins.
So I can see exactly what your saying - you've enough going on.
Keep up the good work team 🙂
⭐PET OF THE MONTH⭐
February's pet of the month theme is... ‘Golden Oldies’. This month, we want to see all your lovely older pets! We'll count this as the standard '7 years and over'.😊 Please post your pictures below. We can't wait to see them all!📸📸
We will pick our favourite(s) when all entries are in. They will be our cover photo for that month.💚 Search within your camera and post the best one you've got! Please only give us one picture of each pet and don't forget to tell us their name.
Entries open today and will close on February 25th.
All animals of any type are welcome, zero discrimination for species or breed.🥰