Wellness Wednesdays brings us to Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic, in Chilliwack BC. Dr. Leslie Ross and her staff, Ross, Peggy, Haylie and Mary, would like to introduce their patient, Cooper!
Handicapped pet patients are no doubt relieved of a considerable amount of distress and
discomfort with your aids. I am pleased to describe my “Cooper the Trooper” case details. Cooper is a seven year old male black and white domestic long-haired cat. He was adopted from a cat-adoption agency when he was a much younger cat by a disabled elderly lady who occupies an independent- living seniors residence. Although she is on a limited income, she is devoted to the welfare of her feline companion and spares no effort to keep him happy and well. He is a very spirited cat, and from my perspective, has an apparent determination to enjoy his life to the fullest, despite what comes his way. His medical problems have revolved around a chronic constipation/ obstipation dilemma that has eventually lead to a full-fledged megacolon. Megacolon (a huge, flaccid colon),is not an uncommon condition in cats (and humans for that matter), leading to the requirement for a partial or total resection ( cutting out) of the colon. This surgery was performed about two weeks ago and Cooper is now very happy to be back at home rubbing often against his beloved owners legs and the foot pedals of her wheel chair!