We are open for business to see emergencies and to dispense and deliver medication. However, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are making some changes and taking addtional steps to ensure that we can continue to stay open for emergencies and delivery of medication for as long as it is safe to do so. Therefore, for the time being , we are closed on Saturdays and will not be seeing any non-emergency patients in the practice at any time. However, please book a video or telephone consultation and if, following this, we think your pet needs to be examined urgently, we will make arrangements to see them in the practice or deliver medications to you. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation and do call if you have any queries.
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!