Meet Teddy

Meet Teddy a community cat from District 6, abandoned when his ‘owners’ were evicted but loved by his carers – he has 6 houses in a row that are his domain & they look out for him.

Teddy was brought in for neutering amid much concern as they thought one of his testes was stuck in his leg as had a big ‘ball’ there, about the size of golf ball

Well his neuter was normal & the lump was infact an Inguinal Hernia. No simple task to fix that day. So he went ‘home’, recovered from his steri & came back in yesterday so Dr could have the time required to fix him up.
Seems he’d had it for a good while & had definite muscle mass loss in the area.

We all wish Teddy a speedy recovery. See video in comments this boy seems to be taking it all in his stride

For the medical minded:

This is one of the more uncommon types of hernias in cats, the inguinal hernia can usually be pushed back in. It typically becomes an issue in pregnant females and can occur if the intestines protrude through the inguinal canal to affect your cat’s groin area.

Keep in mind that the condition may become serious if the intestines get trapped in the muscle wall — in which case it can be life-threatening if blood flow to the tissue is severed.

During the operation, the vet will push the abdominal organs back into the abdominal cavity. Any damaged organs and tissue will be surgically repaired before the gap in the muscle wall is closed.

The veterinarian may use either synthetic surgical mesh (if the opening is too large or if the tissue needs to be eliminated because it has died) or existing muscle tissue to shut the gap in the muscle wall. To close the incision, sutures will be used.