‘We are doing our best to save her life,’ say docs treating critically ill cat

On Saturday afternoon, sometime past 12 pm, when Dr Lalitkumar Anande, who works at Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital saw two dogs pulling a helpless cat by its legs. He immediately shooed away the dogs and admitted the cat to Parel’s Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals

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While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Chief Medical Officer at the Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital said, “When I saw the dogs bothering the cat named Mani, I shooed them away. I noticed that Mani had a wound on her head and took her to Parel’s animal hospital.”

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Dr J C Khanna, secretary and head of Parel’s Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals said, “The injury on the cat’s head appears to be due to an old dog bite wound. Due to this maggots had formed inside its head. As a result of this toxins have been released in the cat’s body because of the maggots.”

Dr Khanna added, “Mani is in a critical condition, we are doing our best to save its life. We have started its treatment, we have cleaned and dressed her wound and she was put on oxygen as she was in a very delicate situation health wise. We have now administered antibiotics to it to prevent any further infection.”