23 Jun Patient of the Week – Morrie
Meet this handsome boy, Morrie. Like many of us, Morrie enjoys his food and unfortunately, he put on a few pandemic pounds. Being overweight is one factor that can predispose our pets to many illnesses and diseases. Morrie’s owner noticed something wasn’t quite right with him, and when they brought him to visit us here at Mountainside Animal Hospital, Morrie was diagnosed with an abdominal wall hernia. The most obvious sign of a hernia is a small swelling or protrusion on your pet’s abdomen or groin. Other signs you may observe in your pet could include changes in behaviour, vomiting, or loss of appetite. Hernias happen when the muscle wall weakens, allowing internal organs or tissues to penetrate through. They can be caused by traumatic injury, congenital reasons (forming before or at birth), chronic straining or pregnancy. It is always best to see a veterinarian if you think your pet may have a hernia. Fortunately, our expert team took Morrie through a smooth surgery to repair the hernia and now he is on the road to recovery. Check out the super cute comfy collar this cool cat is rocking! 💛 And as a friendly reminder, please look into pet insurance if you don’t already have it. Having pet insurance will alleviate the emotional and financial stress of providing the most appropriate medical treatment for your pet in their time of need.