Molly and The Bear Attack
In late July on a Whistler trail, Molly and her owner were surprised when they encountered a bear making aggressive noises who then charged towards them. The bear pinned Molly down by her throat.
The owner tried to distract the bear to no avail – it disappeared in the bush carrying and shaking Molly by her neck. The owner thought Molly dead, and walked back to his truck only to find Molly there, albeit bleeding and going into shock.
Molly underwent two emergency procedures that night in Whistler and the owner had been nursing her at home for a week when we heard of their incredible tale and resolve. Molly had made some progress, but there were complications – she was reluctant to walk and carried her head to the right.
The big questions that loomed were whether she could make enough of a … Continue reading
Our case reports series discusses actual cases treated at Canada West Veterinary Specialists to help pet owners better understand our work and some of the processes and stages involved.
This profile features Mija, an 8-month old terrier pup who recently underwent brain surgery at our hospital.
A Small Puppy Badly Injured By A Larger Dog
No one knows exactly what happened to Mija. All her owners know is that they found their tiny (1.5 kg) terrier pup with a big dog standing over her, clearly in distress.
At The Family Vet
Mija was rushed to her family vet, who examined her carefully. There were bite marks over the back of her neck. She couldn’t stand but would just roll over and over; her head and neck were severely tilted to the left. Her left pupil was also smaller than her right, her eyes were constantly flicking from side to side, … Continue reading