Tuesday, 27 March 2012
He has no fear of dogs, as do many of the vets here, and he was very gentle with Beki. He administered the anaesthetic efficiently, and Beki wasn't completely unconscious but immobilised. He cut the dew claws, including the one which was causing the problem, and he also gave her an antibiotic injection.
Beki slept all day, which is quite normal, although on a couple of occasions she tried to stand up but couldn't put the weight on her feet, so collapsed again..
When she was able to stand last night, she was very slow moving around, and after a while I noticed she was limping. It was one of her front legs that seemed to be causing the problem. Nothing to do with the abscess that was forming under the dew claw, as that was one of her back legs. I could only assume that she had sprained her leg whilst she was trying to stand up too soon.
I called in to see Mehmet this morning, and he agreed with me that this is probably what had happened. In any case she is actually walking about and putting a certain amount of pressure on the leg, so clearly it's nothing serious. I now have some anti-inflammatory medication for her, which Mehmet had already ordered in for me which will also help with Beki's arthritis.
Beki has just eaten a small amount of food. She's a lot brighter today so I am sure she will be OK.
I am delighted to have found this vet. His surgery is very clean and well stocked, and he also has a few boarding kennels at the rear of the premises, and is happy to board dogs when their owners are away. I had a look at them while I was there. There are only a few kennels, but they are clean, and the dogs there seemed happy and well cared for. He has on occasion taken in street dogs too. You all know how I feel about the plight of these dogs, so it's lovely to find a Turkish vet who really cares.
Mehmet has really put himself out for my dogs. He ordered Beki's new bed last month, and it was so kind of him to come out to the village to treat her yesterday. And his prices are incredibly reasonable. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. In this respect, I asked him for his website and have put a link to it on my sidebar.