A 7-month-old ginger cat came to the veterinarians with severe injuries after being attacked by a dog. But the vets managed to save his life by using not quite ordinary techniques during the operation.
Buttons on the face of an animal are the adaptations necessary for restoration.
The ginger cat was attacked by the dog of his owner, as a result of which he ended up at the Angell Animal Veterinary Clinic on January 20 with a head injury, multiple fractures of the jaw, lacerations and damage to the palate.
After surgical manipulations, the doctors decided to fix the stitches with four buttons – two on the cheeks and two more under the chin.
The colored buttons also help stabilize the animal’s operated jaw and prevent it from damaging the healing sutures.
It is predicted that after 4-6 weeks, when the scars have healed, the buttons can be removed.
Now the cat, who was named Juicebox, is looking for a new home without dogs, where he can go after a full recovery.
According to Victoria Odynski, an employee of the Boston Animal Welfare Center, despite very serious injuries, Juicebox is recovering quickly and is very friendly and playful.