Yesterday we asked everyone what two breeds little Buddy was crossed with. We managed to have a week where no one got it right!🥳
Most of you said Jack Russell which isn’t correct! Buddy is a cross between a springer spaniel and a parson terrier! Well done to those that said parson! He is also extremely photogenic and handsome.😍
We are very busy at the moment, especially on a Monday morning. Please bear with us if you can't get through straight away.🙏 A reminder, we are still wearing masks and asking that you do the same. Consultations are still predominantly outside. We will give you any updates as and when they arise.
❓Sunday’s guess the breed!🐶 Can you guess the breed?? . This gorgeous boy is 9 year old Buddy! He is our new VCA Izzy's dog, who is a cross of two breeds! One is quite common, the other not so much. Very impressive if any of you guess both breeds correctly. If no one gets the right answer, we'll reveal all tomorrow!
It's still quite warm and humid and your animals, especially bunnies, are still at risk of myiasis… commonly known as fly strike.
🆘Fly strike is PREVENTABLE! 🆘A painful, and sometimes fatal, condition caused by flies laying eggs on soiled fur. Eggs hatch into maggots and eat away at the rabbit’s flesh. 🆘If left untreated, your rabbit will die.
⁉️Are your bunnies at risk? 🦟Flies love faeces, dirty bedding and urine scalding. 🦟Any rabbit with a dirty bottom is at a very high risk – whether from faeces or urine!
If your rabbit has a dirty bottom this can be because of a poor diet, arthritis, obesity, or very dirty bedding.
🐰In warm weather, bunnies bums should be checked (at least) twice daily. 🐰Their toilet area needs to be cleaned regularly- especially in a smaller area. If an area is kept clean, flies are not attracted. 🐰There is a preventative treatment you can purchase to put on your rabbit that lasts up to 10 weeks! 🐰If your rabbit is obese, weight loss is helpful to encourage grooming to clean themselves properly, movement and less strain on their joints. 🐰If for any reason your rabbit has a wound, keep it clean and dry.
If you are concerned your rabbit is producing urine abnormally, softer faeces are visible around their back end or they are not moving or eating adequately, please contact us to see a vet.
⚠️If you are concerned your rabbit may have fly strike, do not hesitate and contact the practice immediately - no matter the time! ... See MoreSee Less
Jeanette Griffiths If they have an open wound that isn’t managed, flies can potentially lay eggs and it can happen. But it’s very unlikely to happen for the same reasons as rabbits if they are cared for and clean, whether that be inside or outside.🙂
E C Straiton & Partners thanks for this information it is very helpful x
Lost 2 rabbits to this, its so awful, even though we did look after them spent lots of money once they've got it not much hope of them pulling through. 😥
🐶Little Bonnie had an orthopaedic procedure with vet Ollie back in March!
She was diagnosed with a luxating patella in her left hind.
🦴What is a luxating patella? ▪️The patella is the kneecap. It acts as a pivot point during normal extension of the knee joint. Sometimes, the patella luxates (dislocates), and therefore the knee joint is unable to properly extend. It causes varying degrees of pain and lameness.
🦴How is it diagnosed? ▪️A luxating patella can be noticed during physical examination, followed by radiographs of the affected joints. There is a grading system to determine how mobile the kneecap is relative to the groove at the base of the femur (thigh bone).
🦴Ollie performed a Tibial Crest Transposition (TCT) to her left hind which involves re-aligning the patella with the groove at the end of the femur. The process of bone healing takes around 6-12 weeks post-surgery. Bonnie was on strict rest and pain relief. Exercise and activity can gradually be increased after bone healing is complete. Positive results are seen in over 90% of cases. Bonnie has had a successful surgery and has since been back to see us for a spay! We hope she’s still loving life at home.🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
And a huge warm 🌸WELCOME!🌸to our brand spanking new VCA… Izzy!🤗
Izzy is about to embark on her third week here at Straitons. She’s already got stuck in to her role and enjoys learning new things every day, caring for the animals, making sure they have been walked, fed, have fresh water and making them feel comfortable and safe here in hospital. She loves working alongside our nursing team and making a positive impact to the animals in our care. Which we can confirm she is doing with flying colours.🌈
Izzy aspires to be a veterinary nurse and hopes to one day start her training with us. She has a keen interest in anatomy and physiology and looks forward to understanding more about the animals we treat. She has already bagged herself a qualification in Equine Management at Rodbaston College.
At home, she has her gorgeous dog Buddy, and a 15 year old Connemara called Fluffy. Izzy loves spending time with her pony and going on fun rides.🐎
⭐️Izzy is a lovely little addition to our team. If you see her, make sure you say hello!
Welcome to E.C. Straiton & Partners Izzy!💚
Please bear with us on Mondays are we are always busier than normal first thing in the morning. Thank you.🙏 Have a lovely week all.🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Well it’s Friday folks, and you should know us well enough by now to know we like to give you something good on a Friday to end your week.🌈
And, we don’t know about you, but we couldn’t think of anything better than this amazing story!🥺🤩
Student nurse Charlotte, who you will likely know as Pom, and her partner had the devastation of their cat, Luna, going missing from their home in Stoke-on-Trent at the beginning of May!☹️ With many a Facebook plea and searches, they were starting to give up hope. There had been no sightings or communications at all.
On Wednesday, 4 months since she went missing, Pom received a phone call from a veterinary practice in Northwich, 25 miles away from her home, to say that beautiful Luna had been taken in by a very kind gentleman to check for a microchip. The little minx had been living it large in the Northwich countryside until she was reunited with her very happy mum and dad.😍🥰💜
Luna seems very pleased to be back at home, reunited with her four-legged brothers!🐶 It was a very emotional moment here at Straitons and we couldn’t be happier for Pom and her partner that their gorgeous girl is where she belongs!🏡 We know some people aren't always so fortunate.
Please take this as a note of how important micro-chipping your cat is!🙏 Not only that, but making sure your details, specifically phone numbers, are up-to-date!📞
August’s theme was ‘Summer days'.☀️🌻 Thanks ever so much for all your entries. Not sure how we’re expected to choose with over 200 entries!😰 We have given it our best shot. Sorry to those who haven’t made it. So here are our winners...
⭐️Giuseppe having a lazy windowsill sun soak ⭐️Vinnie enjoying an ice cream ⭐️Lionel resting on top of the hill in the lovely Lake District ⭐️Lola’s first time on the beach involves being head first in the sand! ⭐️Loki enjoying his time on the beach ⭐️Crusty and Shelley chomping on the dandies ⭐️Snowdrop grazing with a summer sunset ⭐️Piglet really showing their owners who is boss basking in sun ⭐️Rocky also enjoying getting his tummy warm ⭐️Rocco lounging by the pool ⭐️Dotty making the most of the green summer grass ⭐️Hogi and Harlee really chilling in the paddling pool ⭐️Tessa and Roxie having a break from the Welsh seas ⭐️Cesar being too cool for school on the flamingo ⭐️Hector providing his owner with a very unique sprinkler
Congratulations you gorgeous lot!👏
Thank you to everyone who sent photos in, your animals really are incredible. We wish they could all win!🐾
Especially for our lovely Sophie who we want to wish a big good luck to today!🍀
She is being stripped of her VCA title and becoming a Student Veterinary Nurse. Today is her first day at college!📚
Sophie has been with us for three years, and in that time, has gained her VCA qualification and showed us what a hard working individual she is. Sophie has adapted to her role very quickly and is extremely dedicated. We cannot wait to watch her grow into a fabulous nurse.