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From the Trenches

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A Vet’s Story

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Presenting Complaint:  Injured Kitty

A few times a year between spring and fall an unsuspecting person is trying to go about their day and stumble upon a kitten or puppy that is terribly injured with no evidence

of a family. Occasionally we are able to care for these patients until they are able to find a forever home. This little dude presented to me with a low body temperature, fractured front limb, and unknown head trauma….I suspect he was hit by a car. I remember that day well, it was raining and this poor little man was soaking wet, cold, and in a lot of pain. Warmed him up, offered pain medication and food to see if we could get him stable. The fracture is was in a location that it would not heal without surgery, either an amputation or a metal plate, and I need this little man to be as stable as possible before considering surgery. He started to improve but I was having a very difficult time keeping his pain under control so we decided to take him to surgery after only 24 hours. He was a little over one pound at the time we performed the forelimb amputation.

Surgery was a success and he recovered very well. Once his fractured leg was removed he started improving by leaps and bounds. It wasn’t long after that he was able to find his forever family. Now he is a spunky little man living out his best life.

If it had not been for the good people who brought this little kitty to us he would have suffered in the road until he eventually died. We don’t always have room in our family to bring home another animal but there is always time to save a life. If you do find a companion animal (leave those baby bunnies alone) suffering, hurt, or alone please contact your local humane society or rescue organization. It the animal appears to be owned any local veterinarian can scan for a microchip and try to reunite the animal with their family.

[/vc_column_text][/trx_section][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1533135180690{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1533134942241{background-color: #d9ae4c !important;}”][trx_title type=”2″ align=”left” color=”#f6f2e4″ left=”20″ right=”20″]About Dr. Eileen Savier[/trx_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1533135315368{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]Dr. Eileen SavierBarks & Recreation is proud to feature Dr. Eileen Savier CVA, CVCH as our Veterinary Blogger in our “From the Vet” Series. Currently part of the team of doctors at Keystone Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Savier is a 2012 Graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, She completed her clinical experience at The Ohio State University and after veterinary school she pursued further education and certification in Veterinary Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Fear Free veterinary visits. Dr. Savier has a special interest in integrative medicine, animal behavior, and internal medicine and is committed to improving animal health care by integrating Eastern and Western philosophies. She enjoys working with fearful & aggressive dogs and cats and she has had additional training in low stress handling techniques and encourages positive reinforcement during exams and procedures. Her clinical interests include pain management, animal behavior, geriatric patient care, and internal medicine. Dr. Savier is a member of the following associations:

Dr. Savier shares her home with two (soon to be three) dogs, two cats, and a toddler. She lovingly refers to her two dogs as Coconut Retrievers as they were rescue dogs she brought home from the island of St. Kitts. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and planning her next Disney vacation.

Join us every month for Dr. Savier’s “From the Vet” series to get more information related to the health and welfare of your furry family members![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]