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FREE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLINIC WITH OUR NURSES
15% OFF ROYAL CANIN SATIETY FOOD!
It's that time of the year when we could probably all do with losing those extra Christmas pounds. For your pet, extra weight can be serious. Book an appointment at our FREE Weight Management clinics with our trained nursing team and help your furry family member back on the road to optimum health. As a bonus, enjoy 15% OFF ROYAL CANIN SATIETY FOOD for the whole of January!
Call us NOW and join our Healthy Pet Club to claim your FREE Microchip!
01256 465409 or 01189 813668
In case of routine or emergency please contact our main telephone numbers:
- Basingstoke: 01256 465409
- Tadley: 0118 981 3668
Both GPVets practices have access to patient information during surgery hours, so don't hold on if one number is engaged - try the other number and we'll do our best to help, wherever you are.
PET OF THE MONTH - NERO LUNNEY
Nero is one of our more unusual patients. He has been very busy in his 4 years of life resulting in trips to several referral centres. He has been diagnosed with an allergic rhinitis which necessitates regular medication. He has a heart murmur due to mitral valve disease which may be a congenital problem in the breed and requires regular heart scans.
He likes structure in his life and does not agree with change. If he is not happy about things he chooses to eat his bedding. Fortunately, this does not happen often but when it does he ‘makes a meal of it’ in no uncertain terms. This resulted in surgery two years ago to remove a stomach full of bedding and we would have liked him to have learned from his experience.
Unfortunately we had a call that he had done it again, when Nero was unimpressed with sharing his home with builders. His owners tried some liquid paraffin first. That came through with ease but brought no bedding with it. After an initial improvement, he became poorly and we admitted him for x/rays and a barium meal to show better what was going on. It revealed a stomach full of material. We had no option but to go for surgery to remove the material. His stomach was full of bedding, some of which had moved through into the upper small intestine but fortunately that could be easily removed. That night he was looked after by the Vets Now out of hours team to maintain him on intravenous fluid and supportive medications through the night. He then returned to us for further iv fluids, supportive care and a couple of mild enemas to aid transit of bits of bedding that had made it to the other end. We knew he was feeling better when his owners told us he had tried to eat a towel, blanket, bag of concrete and his lead. Fortunately without success.
A month later he was subdued again with a tense abdomen. Abdominal x/rays showed no bedding but he failed to improve with iv fluids and when he started to vomit , this resulted in him needing emergency surgery again for impaction, this time of leaves. This was his most serious episode to date and required the removal of 30cm bowel. The operating surgeons were very guarded in their outlook but Nero is made of tough stuff. Nero had now added a fourth specialist centre to his repertoire. While there he was unable to have any bedding in his kennel because he would immediately try to eat it. Other patients had fluffy toys and soft bedding but poor Nero had nothing. However so far all’s well that ends well.
We removed a lengthy set of sutures and he has bounced back to his normal happy self.
He is definitely a worthy candidate for pet of the month. No other pets need to feel the urge to compete please!
PetPlan Pet Insurance
At GP Vets, we are delighted to offer PetPlan Pet Insurance as part of our commitment to the best possible care for our clients and their pets. See our dedicated pet insurance page.
Budget monthly, save money
Our Healthy Pet Club provides the routine care your pet will need throughout the year. It also allows you to budget in convenient and affordable monthly payments and make substantial savings.
Shop online with GPVets
Visit the GPVets Webshop to order food and medication for GPVets' patients. Order the products that you want for your pets and choose delivery to the location of your choice, or collection from the practice.
Charity of the Year 2016
Basingstoke Young Diabetics Group
We are delighted to announce our support this year is for a wonderful local charity - BYDG. Please click HERE to visit our charity page for full details of how YOU can help.
Diabetes UK supports BYDG in many ways, including being the Registered Charity under which they operate..