Adventurous summer spirit

Vet Checks In
with Joerg Thamm
from Mount Vet Hospital

 Summer brings out the adventurous spirit, not just in humans.

When cars meet cats the outcome is never good.

Most cats are quite road savvy and manage to avoid taking on the big metal beasts, but occasionally it does go wrong.

When Jasper got hit, his left femur bone split into four pieces, his bladder was paralysed and he could not move his tail.

It took over an hour to recreate the femur original shape thanks to a surgical technique called ‘stack-pinning' and is now on the road to a full recovery.

We are seeing a higher incidence recently, fractures of the pelvis and hind leg and pneumothorax at our dedicated out-of-hours service.

It is important not to waste time in case of an emergency to ensure the best outcome

Our dedicated helpline is operating 24 hrs on 0800 VETCALL.

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