Village Vets Australia

Village Vets Episode 4 Recap: The Wedding

Dr Anthony Bennett and Dr James Carroll of Village Vets Australia, talk about the fourth episode of series 2.

We call this the wedding episode because, you guessed it, there’s a wedding!! Anthony and Sidney’s wedding to be exact – but a good wedding always brings out the nostalgic side in us all when we gather with good friends and family. It’s a once in a lifetime experience so if you can’t enjoy your wedding day there must be something wrong!

We meet a cat named Max in this episode, who has a problem peeing. It turns out he has a penis blockage, which is relatively common in male cats, but as the problem is recurrent and life threatening we need to use a radical solution. It’s determined the best option for Max is to remove the penis altogether, a dramatic step and a delicate and challenging surgery.

We can report Max is peeing happily now. While talk of this procedure makes a lot of human males cross their legs, it was necessary to give Max a chance at a long and healthy life and was the last resort at the end of a long medical process. We have to remember not to anthropomorphise; for Max, a castrated family pet, losing his penis rid him of potentially life-threatening condition, and he won’t even notice it’s gone.

We also explore what can only be described as every pet owner’s nightmare – running over your own dog. Little Benny the poodle-cross suffered significant leg and pelvis injuries after his owner Sandy accidentally hit him in the driveway. Fortunately, Benny’s internal organs weren’t damaged.

Benny ends up losing a leg and has major pelvic reconstructive surgery, but he remains a much loved family pet with plenty of years left in him. We’ve always maintained dogs are a 3 legged animal with a spare leg – and Benny proves just that!

Anthony & James

Wedding Photography by Grant Beed 

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