Congratulations to Tinker, our November Pet of the Month!
Tinker is a beautiful 6 month old black and white domestic short hair. The staff at Rock Bridge Animal Hospital first saw Tinker and her sister, Mapp, in May of 2013 for their first kitten visit. Both kittens were very spunky, and it didn’t take too long for Tinker to get into some mischief.
About a week later, Tinker came back in so we could check the bump again. It was much smaller now, but it seemed very firm, so Dr. Sappington suggested we take some x-rays to see if we could find a problem. The x-rays revealed that there was definitely something cylindrical under Tinker’s chin. The doctor suggested that we perform surgery to remove the object.
It turns out that the object was a little rubber cap to a metal rack. We’re not entirely sure how to cap made its way into Tinker’s chin, but we are happy that her owners were so proactive in finding out the cause of her bump because we were able to take care of it quickly, and Tinker was able to feel better sooner. Tinker and her sister Mapp are such sweet cats and we love seeing them here at Rock Bridge Animal Hospital!