Idea Exchange: DIY tool simplifies cat castrations

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This reader tip will help you perfectly position cats.

When neutering cats, I like to have the patient in dorsal recumbency with its legs spread and hips flexed. This device allows perfect positioning, is inexpensive to make, and is easily sanitized. It's made of ¼-in aluminum rod available from home supply stores. The 36-in rod is bent in half around a 4-in diameter round structure, and then the ends are bent upward at a 45% angle with a slight outward twist. The ends of the rods are filed smooth and round, and a piece of duct tape secures the device from spreading when used with big cats.

Dr. Gary Camp

Tampa, Florida

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