What we’ve been up to
2 weeks ago
WARNING: Graphic Image of Surgery
Some of you may have seen this boy before, this is "Bin"one of our nurses dogs.
2 months ago Bin suddenly became very unwell and needed to come in for a check up with one of our vets. As he was very poorly some further investigations were needed in the form of a full blood test and an abdominal ultrasound to find out what was wrong. This showed us that Bin had a 10cm by 8cm lump attached to his spleen and had more than likely suffered a small rupture that had made him anaemic and soo poorly. At this point it was not know whether this was a cancerous or benign lump.
Bin is 14 years old so it was now a decision as to whether to operate or not and as Bin was not strong enough for surgery at this stage, it was decided to stabilise him first on an intravenous drip and medications before making a decision.
With the help of these medications and round the clock nursing by his mum, Bin improved day by day and the decision was made to opt for surgery (as there was a high risk of further bleeding). As you can see from the picture the splenetic mass was very large and had a rich blood supply attached to it, but our vet Charlotte was able to remove the mass completely along with his spleen, (which luckily dogs can function without.)
The mass was sent off for histology and it has thankfully shown that the mass was benign and therefore should cause no other problems in the long term. Bin is now doing very well and is back to his usual noisy self with no further problems! ... See MoreSee Less
Wow 😳 well done all at Bruton vets. Glad to hear noisy bin is back to his normal self 🤗
Omg glad he's back to his normal self. X
Poor chap, glad he's doing well xx
Soo glad to hear hes Well xxx
Bruton Veterinary Practice is feeling optimistic.
3 weeks ago
The totals are in for our Buy 1 Give 1 Campaign!!!
In the month of July we have provided 5 Rabies Injections to dogs in Nepal, we have neutered 2 dogs in Nepal and provided 1 goat to family in Kenya! Hopefully we can continue this great work into August and give back even more! ... See MoreSee Less
Molly visited the practice yesterday after she was shaking her head and wasn’t quite right. After closer inspection by the Vet, it was discovered that Molly had a grass seed in her ear canal. We removed this swiftly and she is now back to her happy self with a very waggy tail! ... See MoreSee Less
Please everyone in Bruton keep your eyes peeled for Billy! 😺MISSING CAT
Billy, a 1 year old tabby cat with a red collar, is still missing! He's been gone for over a week now from Townsend close. Please please could you check garages and out buildings and keep an eye out. Thank you very much. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that it is common for Tortoiseshell cats to be female? Earlier this morning, we had 9 week old Tigger in for her 1st vaccination and it turns out that Tigger is indeed a little girl ! ... See MoreSee Less
Aww cute. Only genetic mutations allow male, so all torti cats female or chimera I think. But super cute either way x
Look at that face 😂😂😂 Me every morning lol
This morning we had the lovely Otto in for his monthly puppy weight check for flea and worm treatment. He was very well behaved and enjoyed a biscuit or two as a reward! 🐶 We will look forward to his next visit to see how much more he has grown!! ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier today we had Teddy in for his routine check up and yearly vaccinations. Teddy is a Spanish Water Dog which is one of our less common breeds that we see here at the practice. We hope Teddy enjoys his gravy bones and his holidays. ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck on your travels Teddy , he has been attending my Dog Training classes for the last 6 weeks , he's been a great pleasure to have around , 😍😍 Canine Companies dog training 🐾
1 month ago
Today we had these little cuties in for their vaccinations and microchips. They were very brave and didn’t even make a peep! 😍😺 ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Yesterday we had the little Ernie in for castration. It is very important with small animals that they are continually fed before and after surgery to prevent gut stasis. This is Ernie a few hours post surgery tucking into a piece of celery! We wish Ernie a speedy recovery! ... See MoreSee Less
Ahhh yay! Well done Ernie x