The Cod Father has already gained some weight.
The Cod Father
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV19100
Admitted on: 2019/08/21
Collection Site: Stanley Park
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Wounds
Weight at Admission: 8.65 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 33 days (1 month, 2 days)
Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine
Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Fish School The Cod Father is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, The Cod Father will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
The Cod Father seems to have perked up quite a bit. He was much more active today when we checked in on him.
The Cod Father seems to be getting used to the rescue centre routine. His head wound is very sensitive still, so staff are very careful when handling him.
The Cod Father was admitted with a large head wound and several wounds on his hind flippers. He is housed in the "comfort section" of our quarantine unit and is receiving antibiotics and anti-inflammatory/pain medication. As you can see, he is also under infrared light overnight to keep him comfortable.