A tiny puppy is recovering well from emergency surgery after raiding her owner’s purse and swallowing 20 coins.Vets said they had never seen a dog eat so many coins as Daisy. The 12-week-old Bichon Frise cross, who lives in Derby, scoffed 13 1ps, three 5ps, two 20ps and two £1 coins.
Pictures show the young pup with a bandaged leg and attached to a medical tube looking sheepish next to a bag of money.
But she is now back home and on the mend after the removal of £2.68 from her stomach.
Daisy’s owner Ivana had lost her purse but did not suspect the dog had eaten it – only becoming concerned when the puppy ignored food and started vomiting. A 2p coin was in her sick. Vet charity the PDSA explained that when Daisy was examined, vets could see her stomach was causing her pain, raising suspicions of a blockage – so she was sedated and X-rayed.The resulting images showed the coins, much to the shock of mother-of-two Ivana, from Cavendish.
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‘I couldn’t believe it when PDSA rang to tell me Daisy had swallowed so many coins’, she said.
‘My purse had been missing and we’d searched high and low for it, not thinking it was Daisy who was the culprit who ran off with it.
‘I had no idea a puppy would even eat this sort of thing and we were all beside ourselves with worry and so scared we might lose her.
‘My four-year-old daughter is best friends with Daisy and she was very upset.’
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The PDSA added that the operation was a success, with Daisy able to return home on painkillers and antibiotics the next day.Vet nurse Sally Frith, who works at Derby PDSA Pet Hospital, said: ‘Daisy has broken a new record – we couldn’t believe the number of coins she’d managed to eat, especially for such a tiny puppy.
‘The coins had been causing a blockage which, if left, could have been fatal so it’s a good job her owner brought her in to PDSA when she did.
‘Daisy has been back for check-ups and we’re pleased she’s recovering and healing well.’
You should never physically punish your pet. It brings the animal pain and fear, and it gains you nothing. It’s a lose-lose situation. Please don’t do it.
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