Recurring theme of success stories for Pet of the Month and here is our special November slot.
We would like to introduce you to Tiger.😍
We must start by saying that this is an unusual story/case. Whilst the circumstances are utterly despicable and extremely upsetting, we would appreciate not using the comments section to air opinions. Negative comments will have to be deleted. The important part of this story, is Tiger.
Tiger went out on a Sunday afternoon back in October and when he returned that evening, his owner brought him to the practice as his eye was severely damaged.
He saw vet Kaitlin who determined there was ocular haemorrhage and peri orbital swelling to his left eye, with a query whether he had vision to his right eye. He also had some haemorrhage to the back on his mouth. Due to the apparent head trauma, it was suspected Tiger had been involved in a road traffic accident.
He was breathing rapidly, dangerously cold and had a worryingly low blood pressure. He needed to be stabilised for his severe state of shock for further diagnostics the following day.
Tiger had some seriously strong pain relief and was stabilised overnight, comfortable and cared for in our kennels.
The next day, he was anaesthetised and it became evident very quickly, much to our dismay, that Tiger had been shot.😔 The bullet had gone right by his medial canthus of his left eye. Remarkably, his skull was intact. There was no further damage.😰
Tiger had his eye removed and an oesophagostomy feeding tube placed to enable us to provide all important nutrition to help him heal. His trust in us, considering what he must have gone through that day, was incredible.
Tiger was hospitalised for 6 days. He was a little stressed, as a lot of cats are when in hospital, but he was a treasure to nurse and we learnt to understand his needs and he responded very well to copious amounts of attention. Tiger was sent home after he started eating on his own and we were happy he was healing. He’s now been officially signed off!🥳
He is a beautiful cat and we all love him here at Straitons. We couldn’t be happier he’ll be home this Christmas, safe with his family. Until next time gorgeous boy.💚
I'm so sorry this has happened to him , he's beautiful , he's on the mend now ❤️
Poor baby, been through so much. Thank you for nursing the little beauty back to health. Beautiful boy 💙
How can anyone do something so awful to a cat 😡 glad he's on the mend. ❤️
Oh awful poor cat so good to see him recovering bless ❤ xx
Poor baby 😪 thank goodness for the amazing work that you do 🙏
Bless poor baby 🐾
What a beautiful brave boy. you guys are amazing. I had a yard cat from you years ago who's name was Daffodil. He was found tangled in barbed wire and you saved him. I'm forever thankful 💙 unfortunately hes passed some years ago but i like to think his life began with you all the day you saved him but also ended under your care too. amazing surgery and staff always have been and always will be. 💙
glad hes on the mend. brave cat
Bless him glad he’s on the mend ❤️🩹 xx
Poor baby so glad you could save him with your expertise and extreme kindness
Poor baby! Glad he’s on the mend and back home 💙
What a gorgeous boy, thank goodness for loving owners and talented physicians like yourselves 🥰🙏🏻
Poor little boy. How awful. Enjoy your love and care from your humans. ❤️
Poor thing! He's a lucky boy to have you all look after him x
He s a superstar
Poor baby xx
Oh my poor baby glad he's on the mend ❤
What a poor cat. Outstanding work by staff. 👏👏👏
Thank you all so much for the amazing things you do for our furry families.
In awe of you all.
You guys are truly amazing. Speedy recovery for tiger xx
Our Christmas tree outside has been rather popular. We also have a lovely little one inside.🎄
We are making this our ‘Remembrance Tree’.🥰 If you have lost a pet this year, we would love to honour them this Christmas.
You’re more than welcome to bring a decoration/bauble to the practice and pop it on our remembrance tree. If you won’t be coming to the practice and would like to remember them, please comment below with their name and we will use one of our makeshift star baubles for you.🎄
This star is in memory of little Aston, nurse Lucy’s guinea pig who sadly passed.
Whilst it is a sad thought of the tree to be full, we would like to honour as many shining stars as possible.💚 ... See MoreSee Less
Please put a star on for our 🐕 Tosh, who we lost this year aged 15
A star for our cat tizz💔 once again thankyou Lewis for your kindness x
Can we have a star for our lovely Betsy 🐶 and one for Darwin 🐰 please? 🖤
Thank you to Craig and Olly for the kindness they showed to them both on their final journeys 🖤
Could you please put a star for Muttley and Sophie we lost them both this year many thanks for all your care xx
Can I have a star for Bella my funny lovely Cavalier please. And a big thank you to Lewis who helped her at the end
Could you please add a star for Marley who we lost in October thank you for the compassion shown at your Rugeley branch 🙏
Please could I have a star for Jess my JRT who I lost, she was only 8 years old 💔
Thank You x
Could you put a star on for my beloved big Barney who we lost in August age 14years x
A star for Holly our nearly 16 y springer/ border collie ,who we said goodbye to in April , would be lovely . Thankyou for the care you gave her ❤
A star please for our much loved Felix who was 19 thanks to Steve and all the team at Straitons, we miss him so much 🐈 ❤
Could you please put a star for Merlin our cat who we sadly lost in March at the grand age of 18
Please can you put a star on the tree for Dastardly Denzil the Dachshund who would have been 15 today. He left us the end of September. Thank you x
Can i have a star for Amber my dog who i lost last month 18 and half years old Thank you x
Please can you put a star on for Lilly our little cocker who we lost in Feb at the age of 12. Once again thank you for the amazing compassion shown by Lewis xx
I lost both of my girls, Isla and Carly the Large Munsterlanders within four weeks of each other earlier this year. They had been treated at Straitons all of their life ♥️
Could we have a star for our beloved Diesel, who was the most intelligent, loving and faithful friend, we lost him on the 10th November. Miss him dreadfully. Thanks to Craig for all his help and advice. Xx
Please could I have a star for Jake our border collie thank you
Lost my beautiful Buster Only 10 years old. Missed every day ❤️
Could you please add a star for Archie … I want to say here how wonderful everyone was to us this year; Archie had some of the best care and I thank each vet and nurse that he/we saw at the practice … thank you so much
Please can we have a star for Lewy our Staffy JRT who we lost in February age 13, our son was just 10 weeks old when Lewy passed but we are so glad they had some time together on this earth. Thank you to Lewis at the practice who looked after Lewy at the end with so much care. Miss you forever Lewy 💙 xxx Rob Millington
If there is room for Bertie, that would be so nice. It's a lovely idea 💞
I would love you to put a star on for my girl Moon who I lost June 7th she was 28 I had her for 26 years 😢💔
Oscar - my
Dads beloved German Shep who we all kids dearly, sadly passed away with you by his side very tragically xx
Could I have a star for Freddie please sadly said goodbye in March and he’s much missed . Thank you xx
Two for the price of one this morning.🥰 Douglas and his little (not actually very little) new friend Gilbert came into our Rugeley branch for their vaccinations. They understood the assignment and sat beautifully for some snaps. What a handsome pair!😍
Please wrap up warm for the weather.❄️ Our gazebos should protect you from the rain! Can we also remind all clients to please be respectful and wear masks when on the premises (unless exempt).😷
Thank you - E C Straiton & Partners - For sharing this post 🙏
🌈Happy Friday folks and a big warm welcome... to Alex!
Alex has been with us a couple of weeks now, and she’s still here👏👏, so now’s the time to introduce her officially! She has joined us as a Veterinary Care Assistant, is keen to start her training and aspires to become a Veterinary Nurse.
Alex has been a beautician for 8 years!💄💅 She had a desire to change careers and work within the animal industry.
Her biggest passion are her horses. She has a Welsh Section D who she competes with at Horse of the Year show! Alex also breeds Welsh mountain ponies.🐴
Alex is loving all parts of working in the veterinary world so far. Long may it continue!
Welcome to E.C. Straiton & Partners Alex!⭐️ Have a lovely weekend.🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
It's that time already folks, and it's definitely getting colder!☃️🥶
One important thing to think about during this time of the year is defrosting your car! Many people use antifreeze in car radiators, screen washers and the common spray.
⚠️Antifreeze – officially known as ethylene glycol – is extremely toxic to cats.⚠️
They are prone to drinking water that is contaminated with this substance. It tastes sweet so they tend to like it, but even the smallest amount can be fatal.
What are the symptoms? 🆘Vomiting 🆘Uncoordinated/wobbly 🆘Sleepy/lethargic 🆘Twitching eyes and muscles 🆘Difficulty breathing 🆘Seizures
Clinical signs can show just 30 minutes after ingestion. Ethylene glycol is rapidly absorbed into the body and within hours causes severe kidney damage.
⚠️If you suspect your cat has drunk antifreeze then please contact us immediately, no matter the time of day!⚠️
Fast treatment means a greater chance of survival. Tragically, the survival rate is very low once kidney damage has occurred. Prognosis depends on the amount consumed and how quickly we can provide treatment.
Is there an alternative to antifreeze? ✅Propylene glycol antifreeze may be expensive but it’s safe for pets and wildlife. Please be vigilant and contact us if you need to.🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Due to how busy we are at the moment, and with Christmas looming, we recommend being extra efficient this year and checking your repeat prescriptions now.💊 We are closed some days over Christmas except for emergencies only. With fewer staff at weekends and bank holidays, we ask for medication not to be collected on these days.
If you will be requiring a repeat prescription consultation before Christmas to ensure more medication for your pets, please give us a call sooner rather than later. Have you enough to last you through the Christmas period into the new year?
Please start putting in your repeat prescription orders in to ensure you do not run out over Christmas. Please give us at least 24 hours to process your prescriptions.