Connect with us

News

Bailey ‘loving life again’ after high-risk procedure at specialist Cambridgeshire animal hospital

Bailey’s owner is Kim Abbott from March

Avatar photo

Published

on

A German Shepherd puppy with a rare condition that made him regurgitate after eating is now loving life after specialist treatment at a renowned Cambridgeshire animal hospital. Little Bailey’s illness meant his stomach, spleen and the start of his small bowel were all in his oesophagus which required emergency surgery at Linnaeus-owned DWR Veterinary Specialists near Six Mile Bottom.

The oesophagus is the connecting tube between the pharynx and stomach which transports food and drink.

Bailey’s owner, Kim Abbott from March, said: “Bailey being a puppy always loved his food, but after we had him for one week he did not want to eat or drink anything and just laid by the back door crying.

Advertisements
Pictures

Bailey’s loving life after his rare regurgitation condition treated at DWR Veterinary Specialists.

Bailey’s loving life after his rare regurgitation condition treated at DWR Veterinary Specialists.

“Obviously, we were concerned and did not know what was wrong, so we rushed him to the emergency vets who conducted x-rays and referred us straight away to DWR.

“We did not know if our little boy was going to survive such a severe problem as most dogs with his condition do not usually make it past a couple of months. We were also concerned as it was a high-risk procedure.”

Rachel Hattersley, specialist in small animal surgery and head of theatre at DWR Veterinary Specialists, said: “X-rays had been performed prior to referral and raised suspicion for a gastro-oesophageal intussusception where the stomach telescopes inside in the oesophagus.

“This is a rare condition and is usually associated with an abnormal oesophagus that a patient is born with.

Advertisements
canopyuk.com in-article

“We carried out surgery to correct his abnormalities, and while Bailey’s mega-oesophagus means he continues to have issues with regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia, this has responded well to medication to help with movement of the muscle in Bailey’s oesophagus and he is now much happier and healthier and back with his grateful owners.”

Bailey is loving life

Following the successful operation, Bailey’s owner Kim said: “Bailey is loving life! He is now back to being a puppy, so full of energy and constantly wanting attention and to play with our other dogs.

“Now he has been given all clear by Rachel we have begun puppy training with him, so we hope to take him out on adventures regularly.”

DWR Veterinary Specialists offers specialist-led care in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiothoracic surgery, dentistry, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic pathology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, interventional radiology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, and soft tissue surgery.

For more information on DWR Veterinary Specialists, visit www.dickwhitereferrals.com or search for DWR Veterinary Specialists on social media.

                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Facebook

Read More

Hustings chair Amir Suleman was described in pre hustings publicity as “accomplished presenter and host since 2008. He is a freelance presenter with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and also a volunteer radio presenter with Salaam Radio in Peterborough since 2016”. Hustings chair Amir Suleman was described in pre hustings publicity as “accomplished presenter and host since 2008. He is a freelance presenter with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and also a volunteer radio presenter with Salaam Radio in Peterborough since 2016”.
News1 day ago

Media banned from Peterborough hustings event chaired by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter

Advance publicity stated it was a 'public' meeting

Flashback to beginning of May when Mr Browne reported that over 570 people had shared concerns and comments about Longsands and Ernulf over the previous month. He is pictured with schools minister Damian Hinds discussing the concerns. Flashback to beginning of May when Mr Browne reported that over 570 people had shared concerns and comments about Longsands and Ernulf over the previous month. He is pictured with schools minister Damian Hinds discussing the concerns.
News2 days ago

OPINION: There is clearly something deeply dysfunctional going on to drive teachers to leave in such high numbers

'The head at Ernulf has resigned -27 teachers to leave Longsands'

Matt Howard (left) head of insolvency and recovery at Price Bailey and (right) Stuart Morton, a Price Bailey partner and insolvency practitioner. Centre is Simon Somerville-Large, founder and sole director of Laragh House Developments Ltd. Matt Howard (left) head of insolvency and recovery at Price Bailey and (right) Stuart Morton, a Price Bailey partner and insolvency practitioner. Centre is Simon Somerville-Large, founder and sole director of Laragh House Developments Ltd.
News2 days ago

Joint insolvency practitioners appointed to Laragh House Developments Ltd

A CVL is an insolvent liquidation process initiated by shareholders or directors

Ely taxi driver Jerzy Masjanis has had his joint hackney carriage and private hire driver licence revoked Ely taxi driver Jerzy Masjanis has had his joint hackney carriage and private hire driver licence revoked
News3 days ago

Rude taxi driver who also nearly ran over woman and her dog has licence revoked

Ely taxi driver 'demonstrated a history of non-compliance'

Swimmers take to the pool at 4am for a sunrise swim on the Summer Solstice. City lido, Peterborough Thursday 20 June 2024. Picture by Terry Harris. Swimmers take to the pool at 4am for a sunrise swim on the Summer Solstice. City lido, Peterborough Thursday 20 June 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.
News4 days ago

WATCH: ‘Hooray an’ up she rises, early in the morning’ for summer solstice Peterborough swim

Lido promises 'a truly magical experience'

A 53-year-old motorcyclist from Peterborough died in a crash at Papworth Everard A 53-year-old motorcyclist from Peterborough died in a crash at Papworth Everard
News4 days ago

Peterborough death crash victim Paul Istead ‘a special kinda guy’ says best friend

'RIP my friend. We miss you already and so much'

Line Diagram of Wisbech Branch (Quail Map Company, 1998) Line Diagram of Wisbech Branch (Quail Map Company, 1998)
News4 days ago

OPINION: Let’s build a new station at Wisbech and then dare the railway not to come

A station without any trains — how utterly stupid! But is it?

Akshata Murty took along Lucia Hunt, wife of the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, and Susie Cleverly, wife of the Home Secretary, James Cleverly to support Lucy Frazer Akshata Murty took along Lucia Hunt, wife of the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, and Susie Cleverly, wife of the Home Secretary, James Cleverly to support Lucy Frazer
News4 days ago

GALLERY: ‘Westminster Wives’ including Mrs Sunak fight to save Lucy Frazer

A formidable trio of political wives turned out to support Lucy Frazer.

Once inside, police found various rooms at this Bretton, Peterborough, home had been converted to grow cannabis and seized 134 plants worth up to about £112,560 Once inside, police found various rooms at this Bretton, Peterborough, home had been converted to grow cannabis and seized 134 plants worth up to about £112,560
News5 days ago

WATCH: Bretton, Peterborough, cannabis factory grower caught and jailed

Police seized 134 plants worth up to about £112,560

Kate McIntosh, Local Organiser, Cambridge City Foodbank Kate McIntosh, Local Organiser, Cambridge City Foodbank
News5 days ago

OPINION: General Election 2024 – together, we can end the need for foodbanks

Cambridge City Foodbank’s Hustings 26th June at 7pm