Special Pets

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Special Pet:  Smokey
 Smokey was brought to the clinic for chronic vomiting in January.  We saw him again in March for the same problem.  At that time the owner did say he had vomited up a hair tie.  She stated he seeks out hair ties and even opens plastic bags to get them.  We then took an xray and could see he had in fact unknowingly eaten SEVERAL hair ties.  Dr Kleman performed what is called a gastrotomy, where he opens the stomach surgically and removes all the contents of the stomach.  The third picture shows all the hair ties that were removed.  25 in all!!!  We can report that a month later, Smokey is back to his normal self, but with all hair ties under lock and key!

Special Pet: Lucy

Lucy came to us after a source of unknown trauma fractured her jaw while she was outside one day. Dr. Pettigrew used a special jaw repair technique for her treatment. First, he placed three to four orthopedic pins through her jaw. He then attached plastic tubing on the outside surface of the pins. Finally, he filled the tubing with a special acrylic material, Acrylx, which solidifies and holds everything securely in place. We are happy to report that Lucy is doing well at her recheck appointments!
Special Pet: Friend's of Feline's Rescue Center kitty

This kitty came to us from the Friend's of Felines Rescue Center in Defiance, OH. He has found his forever home but needed some dental work first. While we were getting him ready for his big dental day, we noticed a few extra toes!