French bulldog

Soft palate resection & alar fold resection2 weeks

Brachycephalic dogs are those with short noses, such as Bulldogs and Pugs. These dogs have issues with their respiratory passages as a result of their shortened muzzle, which results in the snorting and gurgling noises that they often make. The …Read More

Puppies

Elbow dysplasia2 weeks

Elbow dysplasia is not a single condition, but a collection of several conditions (a syndrome) affecting the elbow joint, that can result in elbow arthritis and degenerative joint disease. It is a common syndrome affecting mostly large breeds of dog. …Read More

dog wound

Wound Management3 weeks

Wounds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a variety of causes. Some are best treated by open wound management, in which the wound is cleaned and normally dressed regularly, while the tissue heals over a period of …Read More

bulldog

Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS)1 month

This mouthful of a condition is something we see a lot of, and it is in the news at the moment. So what is it? Brachycephalic dogs and cats are those with shortened muzzles. Well known examples include Pugs, Bulldogs, …Read More

BESTPRACTICE

What BESTPRACTICE means to you?1 month

If you are a long-term client of Franklin Vets, it is highly likely that you will have heard us talking about BESTPRACTICE. Dr Paul Eason BVM&S MANZCVS (Surgery) MANZCVS (Emergency and Critical Care Medicine). I first embarked on the BESTPRACTICE …Read More

Dog dentistry

Don’t turn your nose on your pet’s bad breath!1 month

That odour might be a sign of a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums, but its internal organs as well! As you know, July is dental health month at Franklin Vets, …Read More

Timely lepto warning for all dog owners2 months

Franklin Vets has seen several dogs presenting with Leptospirosis in the last month and warns dog owners that it very important to keep this vaccination up to date as once a dog contracts this disease, the prognosis is very poor. …Read More

Pancarpal arthrodesis2 months

Carpal hyperextension injury is a severely debilitating injury mainly seen in large, active breeds of dog. The carpus (wrist) is a complicated joint, actually 3 joints rolled into one. Dogs and cats need the joint to be supported with ligaments …Read More

Obesity in pets2 months

Obesity. It is a topic commonly addressed in human health and medicine, but one that is often misunderstood by pet owners. So often we hear people say they prefer their animals to be round and cuddly. Many owners say that …Read More

Scottie the dog

Scottie’s Titanium Implants2 months

Damage to the cruciate ligament in dogs’ knee joints is an extremely common injury, and we see cases every week. In most cases, these require surgery to stabilise the joint in order to get a good outcome. There are many …Read More

fractured pelvis

Pelvic Fractures2 months

Fractures to the pelvis are relatively common in trauma patients, affecting both cats and dogs. The pelvis is a complicated structure, comprising 6 separate bones fused together, attached to the spine at the front, and with the hip joints located …Read More

mandibulectomy

Mandibulectomy2 months

Some dogs and cats develop cancer on their mandibles (jawbone). Most of these cancers will require surgical removal as part of their treatment. Mandibulectomy in most cases is a partial mandibulectomy, involving removal of the affected part of the mandible …Read More