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Update on Puppies

As was requested, here’s some pics of nurse Victoria’s mini dachshund puppies at 6 weeks old. By this time, they were running around, practicing their barks, whines, and cute puppy-dog eyes, and getting into a lot of mischief while looking ultra-adorable. The dapple girl is staying with the breeder, but the other two black and tan girls are now happy and settled in their new homes.

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The Clinic’s New Year resolution this year was to write a new blog every week.

Oops!

December and January have been immensely busy here at the clinic, with many unusual and interesting animals turning up on our doorstep. The vets and nurses have all been working long hours and extra fast to keep up.

At a recent visit, ‘Shaz’ reminded us all just how blissfully happy it would be to be a puppy!

All the excitement of her first vaccinations, and it was time for a wee sleepy.

Unfortunately (or fortunately?) Shaz fell into her very deep slumper upon our reception counter desk.

Needless to say, it halted our work a little as we all just had to gather around and smile!

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A few months back, a man came in to the clinic carrying a green canvas bag. It was during a real cold snap in the weather in Christchurch, and it had been raining for days. The man had found the bag behind a dumpster next to a tavern. Inside it were two very cold, very wet and very hungry 4 week old puppies. How long they had been there we weren’t too sure, but we doubt they would have survived the night.

The tavern was directly over the road from our veterinary clinic. The person that dumped the puppies didn’t even have the guts to cross the road and bring them to us.

We are very lucky to have wonderful friends ‘At the Vets’ who help us out when we are overflowing! The two pups were fostered for many months with a caring family who named them ‘Walter’ and ‘Tilly’. They have now found loving homes and are doing well.

10 year old Jaden made this slideshow video of Walter and Tilly’s time with his family:

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The first Cesarian at ATV.

We had our first puppies born at the clinic on the 23rd September. Six beautiful Boxer puppies with big round noses and wriggly bottoms! The mother ‘Poppy’ went into labour at 1.30 in the morning, but unfortunately – after many hours of panting and only a few contractions, nothing had happened. We rushed Poppy into an emergency cesarean surgery and all hands were on deck as nurses, vets and family all helped. We are very pleased to announce that all six pups and their mother recovered from the surgery very well and within half an hour of the final suture going in, they were suckling happily and all snuggled up in the kennel.

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