Dr. Phil Zeltzman’s Blog
Outdoor cat lands in surgery after injury
Frady’s owners brought her to the veterinarian with a broken tibia after she suffered an unknown trauma outdoors.
A two-year-old female kitty, Frady needed surgical intervention to fix the broken bone. After we started operating at Orefield Veterinary Clinic, we realized that the bone wasn’t fractured into two pieces – it was shattered!
I repaired the bone with a stainless steel plate, thirteen screws, and two wires. Then I reinforced the repair with a splint.
Outdoor cats are at increased risk for injuries or worse. Sadly, we don’t live in a cat friendly world. Cats get attacked, shot at, or hit by cars all the time. Don’t let your cat be a victim! Keeping your kitty indoors may save her life.