If it’s cold for people in the winter, and boy does it feel cold, it’s also cold for animals.
When the end-of-year frosts threaten not only human lives, but also the lives of our most fragile animal companions, the situation becomes even more dire.
A kitten named Dymka (Fog) lost her paws due to bad weather in Siberia, Russia, but because to breakthroughs in science and the kindness of a group of caring veterinarians, Dymka can now walk again.
The kitty was discovered by a vehicle on the streets of Novokuznetsk, who carried it to a local veterinary facility, where it was discovered that the cat had suffered frostbite of its limbs, tail, and ears after being exposed to the harsh and inhuman cold for a long period.
“When I saw her there, unprotected, I tried to get aid right away and drove her to the hospital in my car.” “I didn’t think it could be rescued,” the guy explained.
His situation was very dreadful. Doctors had no choice but to amputate all four legs, as well as the ears and tail. However, a group of experts from Tomsk Polytechnic University devised and built a custom-made titanium prosthesis for Dymka, allowing him to walk and move freely once more.
“It was because of this that we were able to restore mobility utilizing cutting-edge technology,” one of the people in charge remarked.
The kitten’s bones were precisely matched with the titanium implants manufactured using 3D technology, and now, six months after her intervention, the video of her narrative can be watched on social media, where she can be seen calmly playing as if nothing had occurred.
It’s worth mentioning that Dymka wasn’t the first to use this method. The first was four years earlier, in 2016, to a cat named Ryzhik (Red) from the same village.
Extreme cold, such as that seen in Siberia, can cause skin tissue to freeze, resulting in death, especially in the extremities.
Ryzhik and Dymka are snow giants who now share a similar past, a narrative of survival and courage. Their unbreakable spirit has kept them alive, and their companionship will provide the warmth in their hearts they need to move with their new small legs.
If you have pets and live in such an ice climate, you must take all required steps to keep them from being exposed to these dangerous and drastic temperatures.
If he sleeps outside, make sure he has a shed or a covered area to retreat to during the coldest months of the year. If it sleeps indoors, make sure it has a warm area to sleep at this time.