Dooley Brown - Laycock

Month: 
2015-03

Dooley is an Australian Shepherd cross puppy who was adopted from the Nelson SPCA. Given her gentle and sweet disposition she quickly won over her new family and has become a much loved member of their family.  Like many puppies, Dooley is always underfoot, so much so that in early January Dooley was accidentally stepped on!  X-rays quickly confirmed a fracture in her metatarsal bones on the right hind leg.  Our new digital X-ray system was able to detect two smaller hairline fractures that were less obvious with traditional X-ray films.  Dooley paw was placed in a splint for 4 weeks and her activity was restricted during the healing period (not easy in a playful, active puppy!).  Dooley’s owners did a great job of caring for her splint and in 4 weeks a second set of X-rays showed perfect healing of her fractures.  She is now enjoying all sorts of active adventures with her new forever family.