New Beginnings

New Beginnings

March 2, 2017 in CK Vets, Blenheim, Chatham, Chatham South, Ridgetown, Wallaceburg

It was a regular shift at the Chatham Kent Veterinary Hospital on Oct 22nd, 2016. The local animal control had brought in an approximately 1 year old Siamese female cat who had possibly been hit by a car. She had the sweetest eyes and markings, and her personality was perfect to top it all off. Being a stray cat, it was required that she remain well taken care of and comfortable for a few days until her owners were found. We provided her with pain medications and some TLC for a couple of days.  After advertising and calling around, her owners were not located or identified.  I then took her on as my foster cat.

She was in great health, however she had a fractured pelvis. This injury would mend on its own if given the appropriate time and medications and I was ready for the task. Slowly over the next few days you could see little improvements with her. Her stability would gradually get better and her energy level would start to climb back up to where it should be. Within a few weeks she was even trying to run around the kennel and her true personality was showing through. After being on strict cage rest for 12 weeks- it was finally time for her spay. Her surgery went well and we took another x-ray to be sure her pelvis was healing. The improvement in her pelvis was very noticeable between the original image and the most recent one.  She was left on strict cage rest and pain medications for 2 more weeks and continued to recover very well.  She has, since then, adjusted happily to her new forever home – which is mine (a foster failure!) with her new brothers! Every day she has gradual improvements and now she is 95% back to her normal kitty self! Thank goodness for new beginnings.


Important COVID-19 Update

In order to keep our community and team as safe as possible, we will be practicing “hands free” or “socially distanced” appointments.  Our hospital doors will be locked, when you contact us over the phone we will give you clear instructions on how to proceed for your appointment.  All food or medication pick ups will be done “curbside”.  Due to staff restrictions at this time local emergency care from midnight (12am)  till 8am is being referred to Walker Road Animal Hospital 519-972-9000 or London Regional Emergency Hospital at 519-432-3300.