I hope this isn't too gory for FB - it's hard for me to gauge as I've always loved surgery. :)
Rupert the cat, via a mysterious accident, lost most of the skin around the base of his tail. For those interested in surgery, I used a monopedicled advancement flap to close his wound. Rupert is full of painkillers tonight and recovering at home, and will be back to his normal self in no time. #DrTrish #surgery #SiemReapvet
RETAINED TESTICLES: Mooglee's castration this week was a much bigger operation than for most dogs. Testicles begin their journey deep inside the abdomen; then up to two weeks after birth, they travel outside to the (cooler) scrotum. Only one of Mooglees testicles had descended, so the warm internal temperature put it at risk of developing cancer. Great news, however. Mooglee's testicles were clear of cancer and castrating him also reduces his risk of future painful prostate p
Nono is one lucky cat to be alive after impaling himself. He came in last week with a hole in his side about 3 cm x 3cm. It turned out that the hole went through his muscle all the way to his spine, then ran 15cm!!! along it. Miraculously it didn't puncture his chest or abdomen which would have called for much more surgery. There is a building site next door so it's likely to have been a metal rod embedded in a concrete block. He's now recuperating and relaxing at home.
No-one could find Mai, an independent Khmer dog after he disappeared on a walk with www.cambodiawildlifesanctuary.org rangers. He made his way home tired and hungry from the jungle, dragging the wire snare that had irreversibly injured the blood supply to his foot. Only his foot was damaged, but I amputated his entire leg from his hip joint so there would be no chance of remaining bone rubbing on the muscle and causing pain in the future, or that he'd try to use the remaining