As the days shorten and the nights become ever longer,
life becomes all the more hazardous for our feline patients...........even
those named after superheroes!
The numbers of cats involved in road traffic accidents
always increases through the dark days of winter as visibility
deteriorates........3 last week! Sadly the costs involved
in rebuilding our feline friends can be very considerable.
"Batman" unlike his superhero counterpart "Bruce
Wayne" was neither a billionaire nor was he insured
which has meant that his owners have had to find the £700
necessary to restore him to good health.
In a number of these cases it may well be that whilst
the injuries sustained are not immediately life threatening
the costs involved in restoring a patient to full working
order can be a major stumbling block.
In this case "Batman" had sustained a debilitating
fracture to his left thigh bone just above his knee. Surgery
offers the only realistic chance of returning "Batman"
to a fully functional feline!
Fortunately, after explaining the situation to his owners
I was able to reconstruct his knee with 2 stainless steel
pins. After only a short stay in the surgical unit "Batman"
is now home recuperating having hopefully learned from his
experience that his name doesn't make him invincible ..........having
dedicated owners might!
Dunne BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS