Second Lockdown: We are still seeing pet patients – but due to the second lockdown restrictions, we are not able to allow human clients into the practice premises itself (but pets can come in freely!). Please see our most recent information about this here. Many thanks for your continuing support at this most difficult time.
We recently had an interesting case and thought it deserved a mention! Ruby is a very brave Staffordshire Bull Terrier who came in to The Finchley Vet as she had been sneezing for over 24 hours, causing her nose to bleed and be very red and sore.
We suspected Ruby might have something stuck up her nose... so we investigated.
Ruby was anaesthetised and a small scope was used to see down both of Ruby’s nostrils.
In Ruby’s right nostril we were able to see two foreign objects! Sterile forceps were used to grasp the objects, which turned out to be grass seeds.
Grass seeds can cause havoc in the body. The two most common places they are found are in the ears and in the paws but they can be found in other places and up the nose too. Please be aware of the signs, such as in Ruby's case there was a lot of sneezing, and call us as soon as possible if you suspect your dog may have a grass seed. They can be one of the most painful conditions our beloved dogs can suffer from!