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Rosie Has Hip Surgery

Rosie is a very sweet natured young cat who came into our clinic with a fractured acetabulum (hip socket). We gave her lots of pain relief and cuddles, and decided that she needed surgery to remove the femoral head (the ball that fits into the hip socket to join the hip and femur bone). This would prevent the femoral head from rubbing against the fractured acetabulum, which prevents painful arthiritis in the future. Rosie went through her hospital stay and surgery like a trouper, she kept up the good spirits and purred the whole time. The photo above is Rosie on the surgical table before being anaethetised. She has got some sedatives and pain relief on board, hence the slightly spacey eyes! We wish her all the best of luck for her recovery. Below is the radiograph taken of her hips, note the fracture of her hip socket on her Right side.

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Shorty is a loveable Maltese Terrier cross who arrived at our clinic very unwell. We found out that she had Pyometra (a uterine infection), and that same day we speyed her. Here she is for her post op check a few days later, doing very well. Now she is back to her normal happy self, and we are very pleased with the results. Isn’t she just a cutie?

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