Toby, the gorgeous 7-year-old Miniature Poodle came into see vet Laura last month as he had a large lump on his sternum (breastbone) which was growing.
The decision was made to remove the lump. Surgery commenced and the lump was successfully removed. A surgical drain was placed to help prevent a build-up of fluid around the surgical site. Toby recovered well, but because the lump was in a tricky area, at Toby’s post-operative check-up we noticed that the wound had started to breakdown.
We saw Toby on a regular basis for bandage changes and to assess his wound. To help with the healing process the wound was cleaned and flushed, and medical grade manuka honey was applied. It wasn’t long before we started to see a huge improvement and Toby’s wound eventually healed.
Toby has been a fantastic patient and it is our pleasure to award him ‘PET OF THE MONTH’ for April.