Taking care of Clifford


Clifford’s family knows this young fella really well. He’s normally energetic. He’s definitely a chewer of all the things. So, when he wasn’t acting like himself; began to vomit and at times his vomit had wood chips, his owners knew there was only one place to go – the Veterinary Specialty Centre.

When he arrived at the clinic, he was seen by Dr. Brown-Bury. She recommended radiographs to check for any more material in his intestinal tract. She also recommended a blood test to review blood pH and electrolytes to help find out how sick he might be.

When it comes to the radiographs, it is important that the patient be straight. We will often put them in a trough to help position them. Clifford enjoyed the trough and stayed nice and still.

While waiting for the results of his test, Clifford hung out in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Some patients are a little unsure about getting into a strange kennel. Luckily, our ICU staff make pets feel right at home and do what they can to help including getting into the kennel themselves!

Thankfully, Clifford didn’t have an obstruction. He was given medication to settle his stomach and sent home for his family to keep an eye on him. We sure hope Clifford can stay out of trouble! Thanks for visiting us, Clifford!

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