Doctors at a Gurugram veterinary clinic recently performed emergency surgery on two dogs. Pablo, a boxer who was bleeding from low platelets, and Casper, who has a life-threatening perforation of the bowel.
Gurugram, the CGS Hospital (a unit of the CGS Charitable Trust) under the auspices of the DLF Foundation, is in DLF phase 3 and has now launched the free Tele-OPD, where animal lovers can phone their pets to see their pets’ problems can discuss. Doctors can then prescribe the basic medication if necessary. In serious cases like that of Pablo and Casper, emergency operations are performed by the medical team. The hospital handled emergencies such as caesarean sections, fractures and minor operations on pets. “The lockdown taught us that we are not the only ones affected,” said Dr. Samar Mahendran.
The two dogs are among the many examples of which pets are going through the current lockdown. Doctors at the CGS Hospital in Gurugram receive an average of 30 to 40 calls a day from animal lovers after starting the free tele-OPD services.
Casper, the 4-year-old dog, had serious medical complications when his owners took him to CGS Hospital. Further examinations revealed a life-threatening intestinal perforation. Caper went into septic shock and the doctor decided to operate on him immediately without wasting any time. The doctors extracted a large mango seed that had ruptured the intestine. Due to the excellent expertise of the doctor and his team, Casper is on the way to recovery and was released on April 10th. Doctors also performed a cesarean section on a stray dog, the litter of three pups is now healthy and being looked after by hospital staff.
Together with the pets, the hospital also looked after the strays. With restaurants, eateries and eateries closed, the availability of feed for abandoned animals has decreased. Stray animals are among the many to suffer from lockdown. While the people are following the government’s orders to the core, the residents of the planned colonies don’t even open their gates to get out, let alone feed the stray animals. As a result, stray dogs and community animals have been hardest hit.
To counter this situation and to prevent the suffering of the animals, the doctors at the CGS hospital are feeding over 500 dogs and cats in the city with fresh food twice a day during the lockdown. According to Dr. The stray animals receive a balanced diet with carbohydrates and proteins. The hospital has also provided various animal NGOs with over 600 kg of packaged feed for feeding stray animals in other parts of the city.
While BJP MP Maneka Gandhi has also urged everyone to feed stray dogs, the Indian Animal Welfare Agency has given all state secretaries-general a note on caring for animals during lockdown. In Gurugram, the police have allowed animal lovers to move out of their homes and feed stray animals.
Animal lovers can contact the CGS Hospital by phone on +91 8826005582 or by email at [email protected]