On the 19th March Super Rabbit died. His deterioration happened very quickly, he lost his appetite and the area where we had amputated his leg began to smell. We believe that his leg became infected and sadly, but unavoidably, the decision was made that it was kinder to put him to sleep.
Beany is now living in a cage until we can be sure that his fracture has healed properly; his clumsiness means that it was just a matter of time until he did himself some irreparable damage.
Yesterday we sterilised four more dogs – two adult females and two puppies. Today, however, was slightly slower because we encountered our first pyometra case. Frankly, we have been unbelievably luckily not to have come across pyometra until now. This case was fairly advanced; the uterus and ovaries were an abnormal grey colour, filled with thick green puss. All of the affected area was removed and there is no reason this girl shouldn’t recover as well as our other patients.
This afternoon we went dog catching and now have six sterilisations to do tomorrow.