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How We Rescued Miss Kitty! WARNING, some of these images may be disturbing.

Degloved, cat, dog fight wound, paw, paw injury, healing, skin graft

How We Rescued Miss Kitty! WARNING, images may be disturbing.

 An emergency situation walked through our doors a few months ago, Miss Kitty was a very interesting case.

Read on to hear about this amazing cats interesting journey.

Miss Kitty is a 1 year old cat who unfortunately had a traumatic incident of unknown cause (car accident or dog attack were our suspicions). This resulted in severe injuries to a front and back leg. Miss Kitty received lots of TLC and Veterinary attention from the whole staff.  She enjoyed many visits from her loving family as she recovered from the shock of the whole ordeal. The Veterinarians were sadly unable to save Miss Kitty’s leg because it was too severely damaged, Miss Kitty’s leg had to be amputated. Miss Kitty’s front leg was degloved from just below her elbow down to her paw. To save the leg she required 2 skin grafts. The Vets took skin grafts from her healthy back tissue and stretched to cover the missing sections on her leg.

The Veterinarians preformed bandage changes frequently (every couple of days) over 3 months to check on her progress and spot any signs of infection or skin decay. We all grew to love Miss Kitty’s because of her tenacious spirit.  We are happy to say that thanks to the dedication of Miss Kitty’s owners she has done extremely well. Miss Kitty is now back to being her mischievous self. Miss Kitty will be indoors only from now on! In our most recent update her leg is now back to full fluffiness.

In an emergency situation please contact our friendly team

on (08) 8340 0388 or out of business hours contact

Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre on (08) 8371 0333

Miss Kitty, Degloved, cat, dog fight wound, paw, paw injury, healing, skin graft

Initial Injury

Miss Kitty, Degloved, cat, dog fight wound, paw, paw injury, healing, skin graft

Skin Graft

Miss Kitty, Degloved, cat, dog fight wound, paw, paw injury, healing, skin graft

Healing complete

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