You may have seen our hospital cat, Pancake, featured on social media. But did you know she came from a local shelter? Our MountainView team went to volunteer at the Randolph Animal Shelter several years ago, and we were told Pancake was a young cat who had kidney disease and was not very social. The team did not need to hear anymore and Pancake was brought to live with us at MountainView! She receives subcutaneous fluids daily to help her kidney disease. After living at our hospital for some time she was also diagnosed with kitty asthma and is also being treated daily with an inhaler.
Felicia was an adult raccoon who presented with difficulty walking due to pain or injury in the rear legs. She was sedated for radiographs of the pelvis and stifles, which possibly indicated some issues with her knees, but fortunately did not indicate any fractures. After some weeks of physical therapy, regular meals, and medication for pain, antibiotics, and treatment for parasites, Felicia was able to be released back into the wild. In this photo she is happily munching on some carrots while her radiographs are under review.
Kit K. is a beloved middle-aged cat. She wasn’t doing quite right and the owner brought her in. She had a softball-sized abscess in her mammary tissue. Dr. Boggier performed a surgery to remove this, and had to revise the original surgery due to excessive swelling and draining because of the location and how deep the infection was. As a result, Kit had to be hospitalized and kept on IV fluids and medication. The owner was not able to afford a large part of this treatment and MountainView picked up those treatment costs.
These two kittens were extremely sick and flea-bitten when coming to us from an animal control officer. They required isolation and intensive care for upper respiratory infections that kittens are susceptible to when they have endured difficult circumstances and their immune system is weakened. As you can see from this photo, the little guy in the foreground had to be given IV fluid therapy, as well as antibiotics and eye medication. Kittens that are this young and sick need round the clock monitoring and milk replacement feedings. With intensive care, these kittens were able to be transferred to animal control until they were old enough and well enough to find their forever home.