paws for thought - pet plastic
Ellie Jackson was bitten by a neighbor's labrador.
This year, she met a cross dog at her home in rural Glenbrook, and at first it looked like she might not be able to survive a serious wound.
But thanks to two different lives
Save the surgery, the skills of her surgeon and emergency medical team, and help in two weeks
Nursing in a specialized round of surgerythe-
Zhong medical institution, she recovered completely.
Her family had already been out for Easter at the time of the attack, and of course they only wanted Ellie's best, and they were willing to pay nearly $8000, to ensure that her initial treatment and ongoing care are the best --notch.
But there's a twist: Ellie is a doga 3-year-
Old Jack Russell terrier
She is one of the more and more livestock, their quality of life, and even the life itself, thanks to the modern advances in veterinary surgical technology, trained experts and countries --of-the-
Not to mention that the trapped owners are ready to pay any fees.
More and more pets have advanced medical procedures, including open medical procedures.
Heart surgery, hip replacement, cancer treatment, and cosmetic surgery are often associated with human patients.
Owners are increasingly willing to pay for expensive treatment costs up to thousands of dollars.
Allie's owner, Lisa Jackson, has been saving money for a four-wheel bike, but she volunteered to use her savings to cover Allie's huge medical expenses.
If she does not, the dog's injury will be so serious that she will be put down for sure.
Thanks to the great team.
Qualified worldwide experienced veterinary professionals, many serious injuries and serious diseases can now be remedied in the operating room.
Many years ago, the only humane option for many critically ill or injured animals was to let them sleep.
Our university of Messi
Educated veterinarians increasingly travel overseas to receive professional training in a range of fields
Such as heart disease, orthopedics, ophthalmology, general surgery, etc.
Then, with the skills and expertise gained in the UK, the US and Australia, they will return to New Zealand for a new era of pet care.
Expert Group of veterinary medicine in Mount Albert (VSG)
The joint venture with Unitec is essentially a private hospital with 24-
Hourly care for family pets.
The purpose of light and ventilation from it-
Building, sparkling floors, modern reception area and high
In terms of technical equipment, there is no indication that most patients have a wide range of calls and sounds.
General practitioners bring their patients to this facility for procedures and treatment outside of their own areas of expertise.
Except for the usual x-
The radiology department of VSG uses ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans to assist in the diagnosis.
Plastic surgery, neurosurgery and soft tissue surgery in good
The theater is well equipped. Post-
Surgical Care is the responsibility of surgical nurses responsible for pain relief, wound management, and fluid therapy.
Even chemotherapy for cancer patients can be done here.
Michael King, a VSG vet, recently returned to New Zealand after four years of surgical training at Virginia Tech.
King and his colleagues underwent abdominal and chest surgery and even hip replacement in pets.
But fracture repair (
Plates and screws are often involved)
Leg and abdominal surgery is one of the most common. Animals —
People who have had close contact with motor vehicles are often customers on the operating table.
Pet owners are increasingly willing to get the best medical care for sick furry friends, King said.
"I think the bond as a member of the family has become stronger over the years.
"People are more willing to make financial commitments to their animals because they are very important to them and they want to be able to provide the same care they can get," he said . ".
"Yes, the costs involved are high, because of course there is no public health system for animals.
"He pointed out that spinal surgery is usually performed in a short period of time.
Leg dogs, such as spring dogs and some Fox dogs, are prone to disc rupture, and knees of Labrador, golden retriever and German Shepherd tend to require cruciate ligament repair.
"A lot of the things we do are breeding.
Unfortunately, specific questions.
We have created it. . .
These different breeds of dogs have certain features, and we have also cultivated some problems that sometimes arise in them.
"Changes in the variety and size of animals pose a challenge for pet surgeons.
Constant adjustment to consider that significantly different patients are a occupational hazard.
"A minute ago, I probably had surgery on a very small cat with a broken leg, and the next minute we had surgery on a big Dane," King said . ".
Debra Dudley from Pukekawa, southern Auckland, knows VSG very well. Her 15-year-
Jesse, the old gray cat diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2007, was allowed to enter the facility for 10 days of testing and exploration procedures.
Including biopsy performed under general anesthesia
To determine if he is responding to treatment such as chemotherapy.
Found that Unfortunately Jesse had little to do and needed about $4000.
In fact, two days after that, his condition deteriorated seriously, and Dudley asked the local vet to put him down. But the 51-year-
Never regret the financial expenditure.
"Private hospitals are not cheap," she explained . "
Ongoing patient care also left a deep impression on Dudley, particularly in response to the care of the worried two o'clock A. M. call
The day after the cat came home from the hospital, she called Jessie's specialist. "He was fine [about taking]
My phone, "she said.
Dudley admitted that the progress of the vet could make our lives better. and-
Death decisions are more complicated for some pet owners.
"This makes it more difficult to deal with an animal because there are more options," she said . ".
"You know it will cost you thousands of dollars and then you decide if you can afford it or if your cat is worth it or whatever you think
"Nowadays, family pets even have their own eye specialists.
Peter Collinson of the Oakland Animal Eye Center is a veterinary eye doctor who works at the University of Melbourne and is also trained in the United States.
"GP Vets give us their more difficult cases because we have professional training and equipment that makes it more convenient for customers," he said . ". "We can offer . . .
Cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and so on, the eyes are removed or just remain blind before surgery.
So we are able to provide newer technology, so there are definitely more visual dogs, cats and horses around.
The cataract surgery is one of his most satisfying operations, says kellinson.
And one of the most expensive-
If both eyes sit together, it will cost $3500.
If the new lens is also in use, the price will rise to $4500.
Prosthetic lenses are imported from France and are very effective in restoring vision, and Collinson joked that they are "prepared for customers who want their dogs to be able to read newspapers after surgery ".
"He believes that the Internet has driven a surge in consumer demand and is interested in spending cuts --
Fringe animal program.
"People are getting to know more about the existing knowledge," he said . ".
"Pets are becoming more and more important or higher throughout the program, so customers are asking for the best possible treatment.
"In addition to cataract and glaucoma surgery, kelinsen also underwent corneal transplant and reconstruction plastic surgery after trauma --
For example, when "an accident occurs with a dog, its face is still on concrete.
"He also fixed the bad construction of their eyelids tumbling or sore ".
"In kellinson's work, it is not always easy to clearly determine whether the operation is a cosmetic operation.
On the one hand, pain can usually be sorted by simply removing the eyes and closing the eyelids, he saidgiving a less-than-
"Or you can do a so-called medial prosthesis, which is a more complex operation that will leave the outer shell of the eye there. . .
"It looks like they still have one eye," he said . ".
"It's a bigger surgery, and you can say: 'Yeah, it's a cosmetic surgery, 'but the eyes still need to be removed because of the pain.
But you did more beauty work.
It turned into a little gray area.
Jacqui Law, 34, is a pony breeder from Tahai ape who knows about the gray areas.
In 2007, when she went to the paddock to see her daughter's cherished liver chestnut Welsh Bell, she made a shocking discovery. Arab mare.
"Actually, the inside of her right eye is hanging out," Law said . ".
What did they find? . .
Is the Iris sticking out through a rip on the cornea?
"No one can be sure what caused the injury to Bell's eyes.
The local vet could have spent about $500 to remove the damaged eye, but the law chose to call Craig Irving, north of Palmerston.
Veterinary eye doctor, fixed it with complex procedures under general anesthesia.
The vision could not be saved, Lao said, but aesthetically the pony "looks almost normal," and he thinks the $2500 cost of cosmetic surgery is a good amount of money to spend.
"It looked like a pile of money at the time, and we thought, 'Oh, should we do this? Is it worth it? '? '" she says. "[But]
I saw a few horses there with no eyes and it didn't look very beautiful and she would be blocked from the performance venue.
Richard Lucy finished his post.
Graduate training in the UK is the only veterinary cardiologist in New Zealand.
He is now working at a pet clinic in Hamilton, where the cost of ultrasound is about $400 to determine the heart problems of many of his canine and cat patients.
There are two main types of operations for Lucy, one is to wear a dress, a mask, gloves, a hat, and each one costs about $4000.
He underwent open heart surgery for patent Patent catheter (PDA)
In the same process as the human version, repair is also suitable for pacemakers to correct the rhythm of the heart.
After that, patients are usually treated in the intensive care unit for a few days.
"They were given very professional relief from intravenous pain and oxygen supplements," said Lucy . ".
"But they bounce much faster than people in similar situations.
So animals seem to endure more than humans.
Animals are better at hiding their own pain.
"The small size of the patient is a special challenge for cardiac surgeons.
"On a 2 kg-pound puppy or cat, the heart may be only 2 cm or 3 cm long," he said . ".
The heart of an animalrate (
Up to 200 times per minute in cats)
This also makes it much more difficult "not only to operate through surgery, but also to actually perform diagnostic work.
"According to overseas veterinary trends, Lucy believes that he will also repair leaking heart valves in his operating room in the future.
This is an operation that requires a complete heart bypass.
Use the machine to keep the body alive when the heart does not beat
A large team including the anesthesiology and allergy division.
Good news for Knight King Charles Spaniard, Lucy says the breed is prone to valve disease.
Bob Kerridge, executive director of SPCA, wholeheartedly supports advances in veterinary and surgical procedures that can restore the quality of life of animals. "Just as we [humans]
Let our excellent experts help us solve serious problems or extend our lives, which is the same for animals and should not make any difference.
"He encourages owners to buy pet insurance to cover expenses such as accidents, hospital stays, etc.
Cosmetic surgery, however, did not comply with Kerridge's approval.
"We have been completely against it all the time.
Any operation of an animal must be in the interests of the animal --
It's not the way to look at it, it's not the way some judges look at it, it's not the fashion way to look at it.
"There are overseas reports of cosmetic surgery for dogs.
A Brazilian PET plastic surgeon gave her a "breast lift" after feeding a dog with a drooping chest ".
Closer to home, a veterinarian in Auckland was asked to help a dog's ears be permanently punctured through surgery.
Most, but apparently not all, the local vet will refuse surgery for purely cosmetic purposes.
General practitioner Gareth Dunkerley at The Ponsonby veterinary center will not have an operation on pets alone for aesthetic reasons.
"We don't even do tail docking anymore because we just don't approve any of these kinds of procedures," he said . ".
"We only do things for medical reasons.
We will not do any cosmetic surgery purely.
"The Ponsonby veterinary center was reported in 3 news projects in last December as they had an unusual operation on a large Dane named Muzza.
The owner of the dog feared that castrated would damage his "manhood", so plastic "testicles" were implanted after castrated to remedy the resulting greed.
Some veterinarians have shown that this implant is reasonable because they reduce the fear of "neutral"
Hesitate to "master and make the required castrated proceed.
Although Kerridge is de-
Sexy, he is not in favor of any related cosmetic improvements. "[De-sexing]
This is an operation that every animal should have done and I don't think they need any other accessories and decorations to pretend they don't.
"Cancer treatment in animal hospitals can include MRI or CT scans, surgical resection of tissues, and chemotherapy or radiotherapy for a short or long period of time. Cost: $2500-
The $10,000 eye surgery for cataract surgery is becoming more and more common. Cost: $3500-
The $4500 open heart surgery dog and cat heart problems can now be treated through open heart surgery.
In addition, in the same program as the human version, pacemakers can be installed to correct the heart rate of animals.
Cost: Approximately $4000 in orthopedic dog hip replacement surgery is very extensive and complex fracture repair is one of the most common operations for cats and dogs. Cost: $4000-
Last year, a big Dane implanted $7000 worth of fake testicles to improve the "manhood" after castrated ".
When horses, dogs and cats lose sight, false eyes are also becoming more and more common when they are implanted. Cost: $1000-