Benson, a stocky 30kg male Staffy needed a right forequarter amputation with us at West Midlands Referrals because of serious neurological deficits after a road traffic accident that resulted in very poor limb use and massive muscle loss even after a couple of months of “wait-and-see”.
A few months after forequarter amputation (where we take the shoulder blade too to leave a lovely smooth contour to the chest), we heard from the owners:
We just wanted to thank the team for allowing our boy to lead a ‘normal’ life again after being hit by a car! After the operation, you asked us to send photos of Benson before, during and after to show the muscle wastage as it was so immense. Even though Benson is a big lad, he is coping amazingly well. It was a very scary decision to make at the time to have his leg amputated, but we trusted you wholeheartedly and thank goodness we did because Benson is the same as he was before, now that he is a tripod! We hope clients in a similar situation can see that big dogs are okay with this procedure! Once again a huge thank you from us all! Kind Regards, Danny, Charlotte & Benson.
17th September 2018