• Atlantoaxial subluxation in a toy breed

This surgery was fiddly in such a small dog, but the patient could stand within two 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 at our surgery at Burton-Upon-Trent, and his mobility was normal. The owner found restraining him challenging in the early postoperative 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