Symphony!! our ‘Pet of the Month’ – April 2018

 

The sweet little Miss Symphony presented for her vaccination and checkup with Dr Tanya.

On examination she was found to have luxating patellas – a condition in which the kneecap dislocates. Skipping and hindlimb lameness are some of the signs commonly noticed with the condition which can lead to degenerative arthritis in the knee and also predisposes the knee to other injuries, especially torn cruciate ligaments.

Dr Christine surgically corrected little Symphonys’ knee to stop her kneecap from dislocating.

Symphony recovered so well and was able to be discharged the very next day. Symphony will need strict rest for the next 6 weeks and follow up appointments during this time.

We are all looking forward to Snuggles with Symphony on her return visits.

 

      

 

 

 

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