Casper is an 18
month old Tabby cat who has been coming to the Grappenhall
He was always
seen by the nurses wandering around the front of the surgery. He
has lots of character as he follows his owners to the school to
drop off the children in the morning.
Back in December
Casper was unfortunately hit by a car along the same road as his
lived. The owner saw this happen and ran to get the Louise the
Veterinary Surgeon to assist with the emergency.
Casper had managed to
hide away under the shed of the owners' back garden and it took
some time to rescue him. Casper was taken back to the Grappenhall
branch and placed on a intravenous fluid drip, oxygen therapy and
administered pain relief to stabilise his situation.
Once he was
comfortable he was transferred to the Maple branch to have some
radiographs taken of his chest/abdomen/pelvis and injured right
Casper had fractured
his right hindleg and needed surgery to allow it to heal correctly,
he had also injured his femur/hip joint which didn't need surgery,
but needed to be monitored in case it became worse over time.
Casper had the surgery
and was put in a cast and strict cage rest for 4-6 weeks until the
follow up radiographs.
Casper has now had his
cast removed and has recently been allowed out of cage rest, but
has to remain indoors for a few more weeks.