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An end to the sneezes
Florence, a lovely little cat belonging to one of our receptionists
Alyson, had a throat problem and came to see Sam, one of our
Three year old Florence had been sneezing a
lot, coughing and retching like she was trying
to bring something up, and was suffering from
bad breath. Although she was still eating and
drinking, she was not feeling herself.
Clinical signs indicated that a foreign body was
stuck in her upper respiratory tract, so Florence
was anaesthetised to allow examination of her
throat and upper airway. Luckily for Florence,
a grass blade was found stuck in the back of
her throat, which Sam was able to remove quite
easily with some forceps. Florence was given
some anti-inflammatory medication to reduce
the inflammation in her throat, and she made a
very good recovery.
Cats and dogs will sometimes eat grass when
they are feeling nauseous to make themselves
vomit, and occasionally this will lead to the
grass becoming stuck in the back of the nasal
passages or throat. Most of the time this can
be retrieved with the patient under general
anaesthesia, although sometimes requires use
of an endoscope to guide removal.
Willows offer a reduced pricemid-year health check,
6months after the annual booster vaccination, so
we can check your pet is in tip-top condition and
discuss any concerns youmight have.
Call us on 0121 712 7070 to book an appointment.
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Georgina to the Primary
Georgina graduated from the
Royal Veterinary College in 2012.
Before joining Willows primary
care team, she spent 2 years in a
rural companion animal practice
followed by a further 2 years in an
extremely busy small animal clinic
in the Midlands.
Georgina enjoys the variety that
general practice has to offer, but
some of her favourite aspects
include; working with nervous
dogs, working up complex
medical cases, and meeting a
wide variety of animals and their
owners. She is currently working
towards an RCVS Certificate in
Small Animal Medicine (RCVS
CertAVP(SAM)) and hopes to
push the boundaries of her
knowledge and experience by
joining the Willows team and
working alongside some of the top
Specialists in the country.
In her spare time Georgina shows
and breeds Donskoys (a Russian
breed of hairless cat), she enjoys
show jumping with her rescue pony
Joey, and has recently taken up
agility with her Italian greyhound.