Case Study

Meet Lily

Lily had Severe Chronic Perianal Fistulas and was treated at various clinics, the prognosis was euthanasia.
Euthanasia is common for this problem.


Pet: Dog
Breed: Maremma Sheepdog
Pets Name: Lily
Age: 3 Years


Severe Chronic Perianal Fistulas.

Treated at various clinics, prognosis-euthanasia.
Euthanasia is common for this problem

The Results

Lily was cured with a combination of Surgical excision, packing sinuses with manuka honey gauze stitched in place with drainage, and Laser therapy two times a day.

Perianal Fistulas

Analyzing Our Problem

We had to think outside of the box and come up with an innovative surgical and treatment plan to save Lily and give  her a normal life.

4 changes of the manuka gauze was needed before the infected tissue around the anus granulated and healed.
The first application resulted in healthy granulation of tissue in 48 hours. A truly remarkable response.

Treatment and Surgical Solution

Laser was done daily, and after 3 weeks the anus/rectum perianal tissue was re-sutured. In 2 months it was all healed, anus function returned to normal, and Lily was so happy.

Normally this is considered an incurable disease. Most common in German Shepherds, Setters and Retrievers. Cause is unknown.
Object is to make the necrotic rectal tissue heal and become viable with normal anal function.
We achieved this

K-Laser Therapy was used to aid in the healing process read more about how K-Laser therapy helps in this process.



Fistulas destroyed the anus

Fistulas destroyed the anus
Fistulas destroyed the anus

Manuka Mesh stitched over surgery site weekly for 1 month

Fistulas removed at the beginning of reconstruction

Healing process

All healed 3 months later with normal anal function

“They call me Diamond Lil”


Remarkable Recovery


Zero Detected Pain


Improved Quality of Life


We love what we do and live for what we love

“We are a dedicated lateral thinking Veterinary Team. We care for pets well being above all else rather than euthanasing”

Dr. Gary Hanly B.V.S.c., M.R.C.V.S

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