Your Brave Pet Stories

Paw printsEvery year we see and treat hundreds of pets, all of which are special to us. Here you can read the stories of just some of the brave patients that have visited our clinics across the UK. 

Our monthly Brave Pet Awards celebrate our bravest patients, who have still managed to wag their tails and put on a brave face despite their treatment.

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Diego
A year after being extremely ill Diego is still with us, thanks to "the dedication of both Vets Now and regular vet"

We visited Vets Now Reading last April when Diego came home late one Saturday evening looking very unwell. It turned out he had acute kidney failure, we think possibly from eating some lilies which is usually fatal for cats.

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Merlin
Thanks to “above and beyond” care and dedication little Merlin has 6 extra weeks with his family

Our dog, Merlin Walker, was recently admitted Vets Now Nottingham with serious stomach problems. We cannot praise highly enough, the level of professionalism shown by your staff there.

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Kassie
Kassie's Story

Kassie who is a 6 and a 1/2 year old Ridgeback suffered with a ruptured spleen (due to a tumor). She went into shock at about 19:30, and we phone the emergency line. They said to come in straight away, and once at the vets, she was seen straight away by a wonderful vet called Georgie.

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Bella
Bella's e-cigarette emergency

Bella managed to get an e-cigarette liquid from the kitchen table and she had sneaked it behind the couch and took a bite into it, enough to make her dizzy and breathless. We then phoned our local vets who diverted us to Vets Now. This incident happened about 10.pm. We got straight through and explained what happened, and the lovely receptionist helped us through and asked us to come in immediately.

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Sampson
Sampson experiences GDV and receives emergency surgery

In the early hours of the morning Sampson suffered from GDV, a life-threatening condition, and needed emergency surgery. His owners acted quickly and brought him into Vets Now, where he was quickly diagnosed then admitted for surgery. Sampson handled the surgery very well and is making a great recovery thanks to his owner's fast actions and quick arrival at the clinic.

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Alfie
Alfie's ham bone obstruction

Adorable Alfie ate a ham bone which unfortunately caused an obstruction. Alfie went downhill fast, but quickly received an operation at Vets Now and is making a brave recovery.

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Jimmy Mar '14
Playful kitty Jimmy is back to full health after being in a car accident

Last year on a Summers night my worst nightmare happened. Jimmy, my gorgeous cat, came home limping and covered in blood, he was crying out which broke my heart. I instantly rang my regular vets who were now closed, they put me through to Vets Now. I explained to the receptionist what had happened, she said it sounded like he had been hit by a car, she was wonderful and calmed me down in a very stressful situation.

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Tia March '14
After a trip to Vets Now Luton two year old Bengal Cross, Tia, recovers well from wounds to her legs

Tia has been through the mill in her two and a half years. She had half of her tail removed after chasing it round and round until it got infected and last week she came in limping and bleeding so we took her to Vets Now in Luton

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Bailey
Bailey the bunny bounces back

Bailey has had to visit Vets Now 3 times, first after falling to the floor and splitting his lip and then twice for separate urinary infections. Following treatment Bailey has bounced back from being uncomfortable and unhappy to chasing after and playing with his best friend Poppet.

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Jazz
Deterimined Jazz is reunited with her owner & learning to walk on three legs

One busy Friday night a cat was brought to Vets Now Nottingham having been found lying at the side of the road. She had a nasty fracture to her back leg and wet fur and a low body temperature from being outside in the rain. The vet examined her and suspected that the wound was at least a day old.

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