Monday, 2 January 2017

Big thanks to the PDSA

 This is my beautiful boy Boots. I've mentioned him before, and if you follow me on instagram you'll have seen many photos of him by now! We adopted him when he was 1, and he is now 6 years old. Three years ago, he went out to play for a short while. When he returned about an hour later, he was more cuddly than normal. Purring away and jumping up on to my lap, I realised he was hurt and bleeding from his side. He was purring due to being in pain. We called the PDSA who after a short talk on the phone and after providing our details, asked us to bring Boots down for a check over to see what was wrong & how they could help him. Very out of character for him, Boots quickly got in to his cat carrier, and my husband Chris drove him to our local PDSA vet. Once there, the vet cleaned the wound and after taking a look, he explained that it was a much deeper wound than it looked and boots would need an operation and stitches. He stayed in over night, and they operated the next morning. After he recovered and was checked to make sure he was ok, he came home. I had put down a duvet for him in the front room and as soon as he stepped out of his carrier he laid down and went to sleep. We were given tablets for  Boots to take to prevent infection, he had a cone to wear, and we were told if anything concerned us to call the PDSA again. Within a week though, Boots was pretty much back to his normal self.

We never found out how Boots got his injury, the assumption is that he had jumped and landed on something very sharp. Thankfully for us all, the PDSA helped to save Boots and we are forever grateful. As we were on a lower income at the time we were also able to get the treatment Boots needed for free with the proof required, and a donation. If you would like to know more about what the PDSA do, and how you can help them continue their great work, the website is https://www.pdsa.org.uk/

Rachel
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