This cat tries to chase a bird, comes home with a mutilated tongue and ends up in the emergency room    Pets Dating

This cat tries to chase a bird, comes home with a mutilated tongue and ends up in the emergency room Pets Dating



Published on 08/20/2022 at 17:04

The owners of a cat named Cleo thought they would lose her when she came home with a bloody mouth. However, the vets who operated and cared for her outdid themselves to save her.







Drawing : "This cat wants to chase a bird, comes home with a mutilated tongue and ends up in the emergency room"© Vets Now

Cleo is an adorable Siberian mixed breed cat with a tortoiseshell coat. Adopted two years earlier by Callum Hedley and Kim Washbourn, who live in Lincoln in the east of England, she has never had a real mishap before the one in question and reported by the Vets Now website.

Vets Now is a network of veterinary clinics across the UK. Cleo underwent surgery at one of these facilities.

Illustration of the article: This cat wants to chase a bird, walks in with a mutilated tongue and ends up in the emergency room
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According to their owners, the cat often went out and hunted birds. On the evening of the incident, she was not in her normal condition when she returned home. “I saw her sitting on the windowsill and I knew immediately something was wrong,” says Callum Hedley.

As he approached the cat, he noticed that it was bleeding profusely from its mouth and was drooling. The couple think Cleo injured himself trying to catch a bird.

Her owners immediately took her to the veterinary emergency room at the Vets Now Clinic in Lincoln. Examination revealed that his tongue was almost cut in half and it was decided to operate on him immediately. The procedure was complex and delicate and was not completed until the next morning.

“It was clear that Cleo’s tongue had begun to necrotize […], so surgery was essential, says chief vet Claire Hill. We had to excise the damaged part of the tongue and then reconstruct it.”

Meanwhile, Callum Hedley and Kim Washbourn, who couldn’t sleep awake all night, anxiously awaited the call from the clinic. At last came the good news they had hoped for; Cleo’s surgery went well.

“Cleo’s recovery has been remarkable”

The cat had to be fed through a tube for some time. “We didn’t know if she would ever be able to support herself or care for herself again,” says Kim Washbourn. For the couple, “It’s been such a worrying time, but the staff has been amazing,” she continues.

Illustration of the article: This cat wants to chase a bird, walks in with a mutilated tongue and ends up in the emergency room
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A few weeks later, Cleo returned to the veterinary clinic for a check-up. Everything was back to normal and the cat resumed her life as normally as possible.

“Cleo’s recovery has been remarkable. In just over a month she has fed and groomed herself perfectly as if nothing had happened,” says her owner. The Vets Now team did a great job.


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