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Monday, 19 January 2015

Vodka + Cat = Life Saving


Here we are once again.
The start of the week.
The end of the weekend.
The day everyone seems to dread.
However it is also the day where we like to bring you fantastic rescue related stories to help bring a smile to your Monday morning.
And today my kitty pals . . .
This one is for you!

Right about now you may be wondering what could vodka possibly have to
do with saving the life of a cat.

Allow me to explain.
Meet Missey the 4 month old kitten :


This is their story.
Missey came home one day completely covered in anti freeze.

Why?


Some cruel horrid people thought it would be funny maybe? But the truth is, they were most likely trying to kill her. SO....now your probably wondering how this could possibly bring a smile to your face. Let me finish, i'm getting there.

Missey turned extremely ill, extremely fast. She was rushed to the vet.
We all know how toxic anti freeze can be to animals, so it looked like the end of Missey.
This particular vet however decided in order to save this kitten, he would have to put her on a vodka drip, to the families utter shock, no doubt.

So why would the vet think of giving this kitten vodka after being covered in anti freeze?

In vodka, the ethanol was basically the only thing that could break down the poison in Missey's system. 2 days of treatment and 39% vodka later Missey was on her way to a wonderful full recovery.  Although the drip made Missey slightly drunk, it saved her life.

Vodka anyone?



Although this practice is very rare, it can work providing the animal is immediately brought in.
I would like to give a huge shout out to the vet who saved this kitten. He put every effort into saving her life, and for that WE thank you.



40 comments:

  1. I do love a happy ending,xx Rachel

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  2. Phew thankfully a happy ending. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Yes! Thank dog for the quick thinking of this vet!

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  3. Who knew! Glad the vet was able to think of that and save her life. Have a great day.

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  4. That is the weirdest thing, but glad it worked. Must have been a nasty hangover, though.

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  5. I had never heard of that, but I am glad they saved her life. I hope her family keeps her inside now.

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  6. Wow I had no idea, never heard of the vodka treatment. Fascinating stuff, and I'm so glad to know they saved Missey :) I bet she was a little bit tipsy during recovery.

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    1. Yes, when I was reading her story they had mentioned that she actually got a little drunk from it, but hey, it saved her life!

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  7. Wow - interesting - yes kudos to that vet for knowing that!

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  8. Wow, when I saw your title I had no idea where this story was going to go! That's amazing - I wonder if all vets know this? Great story anyway!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I'm not too sure, but if they don't they definitely should!!!!

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  9. Treatment methods can be so interesting. I'm so glad this vet knew about this treatment and was able to save the kitty!

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  10. I am amazed at that story but ever so thankful for that resourceful vet who thought of that and tried it and that miracles of all miracles it worked!

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  11. Wow, that's amazing! Thank goodness Missey is fine and made a full recovery. I wonder if this also works for dogs.

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  12. Wow! The only problem now is that I am craving a Bloody Mary! MOL! That is a crazy story!

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  13. Happy ending, and probably a little fun to the kitten while he was treated :)

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  14. Yea Missy! And a big shout out for the Doc. Thank you for bringing this story to us

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    1. BIG shout out for the dog indeed! I was just fascinated by this story! And I thought a good kitty rescue story would be nice for a change!

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  15. We've never heard of using vodka like this. We're so glad Missy is okay...due to the quick thinking of her vet. And hisses for the evil people who tried to hurt her.

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  16. We have "borrowed" your proudly Canadian icon for our blog. If this is a problem, yell at our Lady:)

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  17. Wow, what a clever vet. That's the kind of quick thinking you love to see when your pet is really sick.

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    1. Yes exactly! I wish every vet in the world would think out of the box like this to try and save lives!

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  18. What a wonderful story - hadn't heard of that treatment before.

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    1. It is very rare, but has been done before. I am just thankful Missey is ok!

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  19. So glad missy is ok and that you shared this story. Not to many people know this about anitfreeze and you have to get to them right away for it to work.

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