Today at Big Cat Rescue Feb 27

Two Tigers Sedated for Surgery

Jennifer compliments Cynthia on her hat while everyone is arriving for the two dental surgeries for Andre and Cookie the tigers.

Dr Wynn arranged for Dr Peak to do the dental work and for Dr Miller to examine Rufus, Calvin and Narla’s eyes.

I didn’t get pictures, but Dr. Tammy Miller, our eye expert, examined Rufus and concurred that his eyes are fine but he can’t see.  She thinks it is from brain swelling and made recommendations for treatment.  She stayed and helped with Andre the tiger.

 

Jennifer compliments Cynthia on her hat
Jennifer compliments Cynthia on her hat

Justin and Dr Wynn install IV line into Andre the tiger
Justin and Dr Wynn install IV line into Andre the tiger
Jeff is our marksman who stands ready if the tiger should awaken and escape
Jeff is our marksman who stands ready if the tiger should awaken and escape
Dr Peak has been a wonderful dentist to the big cats here for years
Dr Peak has been a wonderful dentist to the big cats here for years
Andre had broken off all four canines in 2003 when he went from NJ's Tigers Only Preserve to Wild Animal Orphanage
Andre had broken off all four canines in 2003 when he went from NJ’s Tigers Only Preserve to Wild Animal Orphanage
We rescued Andre a few months ago and had to wait for him to be healthy enough for this extensive surgery
We rescued Andre a few months ago and had to wait for him to be healthy enough for this extensive surgery
Andre died on the table but thanks to four vets in the room, he was revived
Andre died on the table but thanks to four vets in the room, he was revived
Two teeth are completely done and the other two have temp fixes
Two teeth are completely done and the other two have temp fixes
Cookie tiger had been drooling blood so we thought that it may be her teeth
Cookie tiger had been drooling blood so we thought that it may be her teeth, so she was sedated to have Dr.Peak check them out.

 

Cookie was having a hard time so we decided to bring Dr Peak to her
Cookie was having a hard time so we decided to bring Dr Peak to her
It looks like a tumor on the roof of her mouth and in her tongue
It looks like a tumor on the roof of her mouth and in her tongue
Dr Peak and Dr Wynn took biopsies to check for cancer
Dr Peak and Dr Wynn took biopsies to check for cancer
Canines need to be removed but we will wait for the cancer results-175517.jpg
Canines need to be removed but we will wait for the cancer results
Jennifer and Gale helped the vet vaccinate 5 cats and then tour work
Jennifer and Gale helped the vet vaccinate 5 cats and then tour work
The operant conditioning really helped us do the vaccines more easily
The operant conditioning really helped us do the vaccines more easily

 

All of the big cats were excited by all of the transports going by
All of the big cats were excited by all of the transports going by
My what big paws you have, Andre tiger!
My what big paws you have, Andre tiger!
In 3 months we will complete the root canals after Andre is stronger
In 3 months we will complete the root canals after Andre is stronger
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