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Do you remember Baxter back in 2016 ? Read his story below. He overcame so much and look at him now. <3Do you remember the lovely Baxter from 2016?
He was brought to us as a stray dog having been involved in a car accident. He was an emaciated little huddle of a matted fur and we had hoped that a tasty meal and bath would be all that he would need. The journey that unfolded for Baxter was as far from that as you could possibly imagine, as he had a treacherous, uphill struggle ahead of him.
After his initial, emergency stabilisation we were able to examine him more thoroughly to assess the full extent of his injuries. It appeared that his back end had taken the majority of the trauma from the car. He was severely bruised and swollen, unable to move or stand. This then progressed to him developing neurological deficits in his left back leg. He lost the feeling and ability to move this leg and unfortunately the only way to move forward was for us to amputate it.
Sadly this was not the only complication that Baxter was to suffer from. Due to the increasing amount of pain relief required to keep him comfortable, he developed gut stasis and began to vomit and not be able to keep any food down which meant he needed lots more medication and wasn't building up the strength he needed to recover, through lack of nutrition.
It looked like we were making a breakthrough with Baxters recovery, until he took a turn for the worst and with an ultrasound scan it was found that his bladder was slowly leaking urine into his abdomen from the traumatic injuries he had suffered. This meant he had to undergo another surgery to assess the damage, and a urinary catheter was placed to bypass his bladder to give it the time to heal on its own.
Despite having all the odds stacked up against him, it was clear from the outset that Baxter was a little fighter, with such tremendous spirit that everyone here at the practice fell completely in love with him. He is the that type of a dog who never outwardly asked for attention but was always waiting curled up by your side, for the cuddles he so rightfully deserved, wagging his tale whenever one greeted him.
With slow but steady progress Baxter began to improve in himself, being able to keep food down and move around well on his 3 remaining legs. His bladder healed well and he was discharged from the hospital after 30 days of intensive care from all the staff here. One of our veterinary care assistants Finn became particularly attached to Baxter, and with no owners coming forward for him, Finn decided to re-home this beautiful boy.
Baxter is now happy and healthy and hopefully has forgotten about all of the trauma he went through now he is in a loving home.
Last but not least, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Cairn Terrier Rescue, who's support throughout Baxters time with us was invaluable. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago
Jenny Hunt has kindly sent us an update. We raffled these pups at our Fun Day in September , Jenny was the highest bidder. No they aren't real everyone just in case you wondered 😀 Thank you Daisy Metcalf-Sault for delivering them xxWe were successful in bidding for the handmade Cairns and they've just been delivered by Daisy Metcalf-Sault. Since they arrived, Mischief hasn't left their side. How lovely xx ... See MoreSee Less
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This is before and after photo's of Naidene who was adopted a few weeks ago, and lives with her new owners on the South Coast. She wasn't advertised on this page, but went to someone who had registered on our waiting list. She had issues........and still has one or two, but with the help of a behaviourist and her very patient owners she's getting there. She also needed medication for her eyes, which are now lots better. Good luck Naidene xx ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Remember Ollie the little 8 week old puppy found in a large empty crisp packet in a park in northern Ireland? This was back in March 2017.
Look at him now! 😀 Thank you Kathryn for sending the photo and update. <3 ...............and he still has one ear up and one ear down 😂🤣🐾🐾❤️
“Hello, thanks for sending through the cairn terrier magazine today. It made us think that we should be telling you more about Ollie who we got through CTRF in March 2017 as a tiny pup who was found in a big crisp packet over here in Northern Ireland.... he’s brought us so much happiness... thank you!”.... ... See MoreSee Less