Brownie – You can’t attack his spirit.
Last month we reported on Brownie, the dog subjected to a knife attack. We wanted to share with you what good progress he has made.
After his surgery to clean and close his wounds, Brownie was allowed to return home. Doc Roland believed he would recover better in familiar surroundings with his family. It was advised Brownie come to the Treatment Centre for regular check ups instead. After the first 24 hours, we were relieved to find what an appetite he had! It was good to see him eating, as this would have improved his strength and energy levels to start healing.
Brownie was reported by his owners to be very quiet in the first week after his surgery. Photos taken at our Treatment Centre suggest he was a little timid. However, we are pleased to say that he is now feeling much more sociable and being more active.
Doc Roland remarked at how well and quickly the wounds have healed. There is still some swelling around the eye. It is such a delicate area but Doc Roland advises the swelling is part of the healing process and will reduce over time.
Sadly, as suspected, Brownie has sustained nerve damage to his tail and is unable to wag it.
Our vets and team have been able to teach Brownie’s owners to understand his mood despite him not being able to use his tail. Dogs can also express their mood by their eyes, body language and voice. So Brownie’s owners will know if he is nervous or happy.
Our team is so passionate about educating people around dog health and well being. This enables us to reach more people about responsible pet ownership.
We are delighted Brownie is making such a good recovery. We look forward to continuing to see him every fortnight to maintain the check ups. Thanks must also go to Doc Roland for rushing to his aid and performing such good veterinary care on Brownie and our team for advising his owners about his recovery.