In The Supervet this week Rachel brings in her beloved Bulldog to see Professor Noel Fitzpatrick with what she thinks are bad hip problems, but when Noel examines an overweight Buster he discovers that his dislocating kneecaps and cruciate ligament issues are worse than his hip dysplasia, and recommends total replacement of the joint for both knees. Doug the Pug lives an idyllic life but Aimee is worried that his walking has deteriorated over the past six months and he is now doubly incontinent and Sandra and Paul rescued the one-year-old dog Rusty from Romania, but he has bad hip dysplasia and slipping kneecaps in both hind legs.
Mischievous and pampered young Basset Hound Barney is ‘top dog’ in Pat, and daughters Lyn and Michelle’s home, especially since Pat’s husband died last year, but lately, Barney’s been suffering from weakness in his back legs. The girls bring him to Fitzpatrick’s where neurologist Claire Rusbridge identifies an issue with Barney’s neck. Giant Mastiff Tank is brought in to see Noel by Rob and Janet. He’s struggling to walk on both front legs, and missing out playing with the family’s other dogs at home, and Mouse the Miniature Pincher comes to see surgical resident Padraig in this episode’s tale of ‘little and large’.