Harrison’s story – forelimb lameness
Much-loved staff dog Harrison is used to occasionally being at Fitzpatrick Referrals – usually found happily snoozing under his mum’s desk!
Harrison was booked in for a CT scan of both forelimbs. Senior Anaesthesia Nurse Lottie, Prep VCA Emily and Radiographer Georgina prepared him for his scan with sedation and a whole lot of fuss. Our 160-slice CT scanner is super-fast, taking just a few minutes in total.
CT scans showed signs of mineralisation and inflammation in Harrison’s left shoulder.
Harrison was given a steroid injection into his shoulder to help reduce the inflammation, along with shockwave therapy to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, induce fragmentation of calcium deposits within the tendon and desensitise local nerve endings, causing a reduction in pain and symptoms.
For the next few weeks, Harrison will take it easy with short lead walks to help give his shoulder time to recover.
We look forward to seeing handsome Harrison back at the practice soon.