WE ARE NOW OPEN FULL HOURS FOR ALL PATIENTS AND ARE INVITING PEOPLE INTO THE PRACTICE ONCE AGAIN. As of the 24th July 2020, we have been welcoming a limited number of clients into the practice. Video consults are still available for those who wish to reduce their contact with others or who are self isolating. For the safety of all people who enter the practice, we have installed perspex screens in certain areas. We are only allowing a maximum of 2 households (2 people per household max.) into the premises at any one time. Please be aware that only one person may be able to accompany a pet into the consultation room itself (the other person may need to wait in reception). We are also asking that all visitors and clients wear a mask at all times when in the practice. There are exceptions for those who may struggle with these measures and please do call if you have any concerns. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation.
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!