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Grace wins the show!

5 August 2015

We always love to hear how our patients are getting on and Grace’s owners have recently been in touch to let us know how she is doing, following her surgery 3 years ago.

Grace was referred to Willows as she was unfortunately suffering from septic peritonitis (infection and inflammation of the abdominal lining). Grace’s own vets were very worried about her condition and referred her to the Specialist team at Willows.

Grace was treated by Chris Shales, one of Willows’ Specialist soft tissue surgeons and Alessandra Mathis, a Specialist in anaesthesia. Emergency assessment revealed that Grace was suffering from severe septic peritonitis and needed urgent attention to treat shock and low blood pressure. Once Grace was stabilised she was taken straight to surgery.

Grace’s condition was life-threatening, indicating that she required a specialised anaesthesia protocol. The severity of Grace’s condition required Chris to remove a portion of her intestine. After the surgery, Grace needed intensive one-to-one care for several days. Happily, under the watchful eye of the Specialist team at Willows, Grace made steady progress and was finally able to go home to her loving family.

Grace’s owners say she has an amazing zest for life and loves to take part in fun agility courses and dog shows, as you can see from the photos she has achieved some rosettes along the way too.


Grace proudly displaying her rosette

Grace proudly displaying one of her rosettes and posing for the camera!