Removal of the offending claw was what was needed and quickly.
Modern potent sedatives allow us to administer the drug
intravenously so that within seconds Jade is practically
unconscious and pain free. This then allows us to perform
the relatively straightforward procedure of removing the
broken claw, trimming the ends and cauterising any capillary
Once completed "Jade" then receives a second
drug which acts as an antidote to the sedative. Within minutes
"Jade" is up and ready to walk home only this
time pain free!
I did make a mental note that even when first presented
with her debilitating digit her stoicism put me to shame.
I think I'll need to start wearing thicker socks!
Dunne BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS
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