Pet of the month this month goes to Barney Mooney, an 18month old poodle cross who was rushed to our Midland Vet Hospital by his grandparents after unfortunately finding out how hard horses can stomp! Immediately it was evident that he had sustained severe injuries to his hind end with an obvious fracture to his left hind leg. After stabilising his shock and pain we were able to get more of an idea of the extent of his injuries by performing x-rays. These confirmed a broken left hind leg (tibia bone) and multiple breaks to both sides of his pelvis. Barney required 2 separate surgeries to fix his multiple injuries and get him back to running around the property. First he had his fractured leg repaired and then once he had recovered well enough, both sides of his pelvis plated and screwed.
During this ordeal his very worried parents, Leanne and Ben, flew back from an overseas holiday early to be there for their boy, visiting him almost daily for well deserved cuddles and treats. It was only after these visits that Barney would complain, otherwise he was braver than a Rottweiler!
After a 3 week intensive hospital stay, and becoming a much loved and special patient to all at
Almost 3 months after his accident and a lot of nursing care at home, Barney enters the hospital for his regular check ups leaping and bounding full of energy.
The team at Midland Veterinary Hospital wish Barney all the best in his continued recovery.