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|Lydia||9 months||Puli||The Howells|
|Forest||14 weeks old||Saluki||The Showans|
|Dash||8 years||Yorkie||The Brooks|
|Jenson||8 years & 7 months||Staffy||The Laws|
|Milo||1 year & 3 months||Golden Labrador||The Cushings|
|Beryl||6 years||English Bull Terrier||Amanda|
|Dudley||6 months||Sheepdog||The Sargents|
Hungarian Puli Lydia came into Battersea at 9 months old when her owners were no longer able to keep her.
Forest arrived at Battersea feeling pretty poorly - he was quickly diagnosed with Giardia, an intestinal parasite that causes severe weight loss.
When Dash, an 8-year-old Yorkie came into Battersea, he had a noticeably different bark to most other dogs – it was very raspy and breathy.
Jenson came in to Battersea 4 years ago with suspected chemical burns; he was rehomed after being given the all clear.
Luna, Aries mum, arrived at Battersea very heavily pregnant and a few days later she gave birth to 10 cute pups.
Milo was an ex-Battersea dog that had been returned due to his medical problems.
Ailing Beryl arrived as a stray, she was dropped off by a warden from Bethnal Green.
The incredibly cute Dudley, an Old English sheepdog puppy, arrived at Brands Hatch after his breeder realised he was deaf.
With her lovely black locks, keeping cool is an issue in the summer heat. To help keep her temperature down Paul made Lydia doggy ice-lollies, which he almost had a lick of himself…! Her new owners, the Howell family from Camberley, fell in love at first sight. Now in her new home, Lydia recently accompanied the Howells on a camping trip where they took in a visit to the seaside.
Highly contagious amongst dogs, Forest was placed in quarantine until he was clear of infection. The medication he was given worked and after feeling a lot better, he was ready for a new home! It didn’t take long… he was quickly snapped up by Lydia and Kirk from Surrey.
A look at his previous medical records suggested he had an issue with his Trachea, which isn’t entirely uncommon in toy breeds, but the clinic team needed to conduct a chest X-ray to understand how bad the problem was. Thankfully there was no real damage and Dash was cleared for re-homing – which was music to the ears of Hillary from Surrey!
Unfortunately, Jenson was returned to Battersea because his owner could no longer look after him. Jenson is a happy and energetic Staffy, his looks let him down though - he has a large unsightly patch of hairless skin on his back, which often gets flaky and itchy. To give him a bit of a break from kennels, Kate from Bethnal Green fostered Jenson. But she couldn’t bear to part with him and ended up taking him home for good!
Aries and two of her siblings initially struggled, as they got very ill with kennel cough. Luckily though Aries pulled through and has grown into a very healthy young pup. She has been rehomed by the Clement family from Sutton and is enjoying her new life as a very cheeky shoe chewing puppy!
He had arthritis in his knees and also suffered from hip dysplasia. These problems get worse with age, so the Battersea vets wanted to improve his quality of life with surgery on the worst knee. The surgery went well and after five long weeks of restricted exercise Milo was ready to be re-homed. He has now found happiness with Brian and Cindy from Hayling Island. Fully recovered he is enjoying his new life in the countryside with no end of tennis balls!
As a result, nothing was known about her. There were no concerns about her affectionate personality but clinic did have a number of worries. She was clearly suffering from some unknown ailment and she was very under the weather - particularly the tennis ball sized growth dangling from her belly. After a huge operation to remove the growth she made a full recovery and found her perfect match with Amanda from South East London. She is now living a very deserved happy life with lots of love and cuddles.
Knowing they wouldn’t be able to sell him they brought Dudley to Battersea as they knew they would have a much better chance of finding him a new home. In order to communicate, the process of teaching Dudley sign language began, including a thumbs up for ‘good boy’! Happily, it wasn’t long before Debbie from Sidcup snapped him up to carry on the good work!
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