• 关注
  • 关注
  • 关注

Our Pet of the Week this week is Sarah, the very courageous Cat

By John Morgan | Dated June 13, 2017

Please be advised that at the end of this article, there is an image of surgery being performed than may disturb some readers.

Sarah, who some of you might remember as being Joey’s wife, has been getting into a little bit of mischief lately. She was bought into Gordon Vet with loss of appetite and a very sore hind leg. Sarah was checked over by Dr. Sam and given some pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication. She then stayed in hospital overnight for observations.

sarah

While Sarah had eaten a small amount overnight, she was still very sore in her hind leg the following morning. X-rays were taken, and she was quickly diagnosed with a ruptured cruciate ligament inside her left knee. This is similar to when people are diagnosed with anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) rupture.

At Gordon Vet, we more typically see dogs with ruptured cruciate ligaments, however, it is not uncommon for cats to get the same injury. The condition is very painful and leads to irreversible arthritis, so Sarah underwent surgery with Dr. John the very next day. During the surgery, the ligament is replaced with an artificial one outside the joint. This artificial ligament supports the knee so that it can function as normally as possible until the body creates new tissue outside the joint to reduce the instability that occurs as a result of the ligament rupture.

Sarah will need to undergo some physio sessions and ice compression during her recovery and will slowly be able to start using her leg again as the pain and inflammation reduce. We have our fingers and paws crossed for a speedy recovery form the surgery, and have every confidence that Sarah will be up and about and back to her old habits in no time.

sarah3

头像
Written by John Morgan

John first started with Gordon Vet Hospital back in 2004 as a weekend Nurse while studying Veterinary Science. When he graduated he worked in Goulburn for a few years before spending 2 years doing locum work through Canada. John returned to Australia in 2013 and came back to Gordon Vet Hospital. John completed his postgraduate studies in Small Animal Practice in 2013 and in 2015 gained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery.

发表评论

电子邮件地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注

Online presence by Pet Pack | Web Design by Online Marketing for Doctors | 网站地图
在线预订
Lihong Xing
Lihong Xing
05:00 05 Nov 18
Highly recommend Dr David, Scott, Helen, and Catherine, I've taken my cat to see all the doctors here.
Vishal Kapoor
Vishal Kapoor
01:52 04 Sep 18
Really amazing staff members. Their systems and processes are also very
Arezu A
Arezu A
03:20 15 Feb 18
Absolutely love the service here. I switched from other Vets to this Vet as the staff here are quite attentive and really care about your furry baby! I have basically seen most of the Dr's here and all of them so far have been fantastic, friendly and fun to speak with! Easy to locate and enough parking available! 5 Stars indeed!
Gerry Stevens
Gerry Stevens
11:01 14 Jul 18
Good competant vet. Did what I needed. Staff friendly. Cat's well.
Jeremy Tarbox
Jeremy Tarbox
22:55 10 Sep 18
We found a stray, agitated dog in front of our house last night. We phoned but got no help from the Council ranger who gave two options: tie him up in front yard overnight or "let him loose, he'll find his own way home" :( So we phoned Gordon Vet: they stayed open a few minutes so we could run him up and he could have a bed and dinner. Thank you Gordon Vet Hospital, hope he gets home soon!!! :)
See All Reviews