• Atlantoaxial subluxation in a toy breed

This surgery was fiddly in such a small dog, but the patient was able to stand within 2 days of surgery. He remained wobbly and needed help to stop him from pitching forwards.We discharged him into the owners’ care a few days post- operatively.

We saw him a few weeks later and his mobility was normal. The owner had found restraining him a challenge in the early post-operative period while healing progressed. He seemed to possess all of the self preservation skills of a lemming, and he seemed hell bent on diving off the sofa given half a chance!

11th November 2012