St. Francis Veterinary Center of South JerseyWhen Loraine knew something wasn't right with her husband's "best buddy" she took him to Saint Francis Veterinary Center outside Philadelphia where doctors told her he needed emergency spine surgery .The procedure was necessary but also very risky, as Andy’s bones and blood vessels all fit into a space as small as a human finger.
Frankie is definitely one of the coolest dogs out there (Picture: Garry Mullins / SWNS)Garry, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, said Frankie now stops traffic as passers-by attempt to capture photos of him in his striking cycling gear.
Poppet had her little jaw fixed (Picture: Dr Ryk Botes /SWNS.COM)A tiny dog can finally enjoy her dinner for the first time in her life after a vet fixed her wonky jaw using a 3D printer.
The puppy was often gasping for air and needed urgent help when it arrived at the RSPCA’s Bath Cats & Dogs Home (Picture: PA) Despite the life-saving surgery, the poor puppy will ‘probably always struggle’ (Picture: PA)The RSPCA said French bulldogs are brachycephalis, or flat-faced, breeds that have been bred to have exaggerated features to make them ‘cuter’ to buyers.
The doctors saved Mattia’s life (Picture: Heidi Ferasin / SWNS)The vet parents of a baby saved by a heart operation have returned the favour by curing the doctor’s pet dog who was suffering from the same condition.
Tillie Vasey, four, suffered horrendous injuries to her face and needed multiple operations (Picture: family handout/SWNS) Tillie’s mum Leanne says her daughter has been left ‘with no confidence’ (Picture: family handout/SWNS)She narrowly avoided jail but Judge Simon Newell hit out at her ‘wholly irresponsible’ reaction to the attack that could easily have killed the little girl.
Hope the orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times (Image: GETTY) Hope undergoes surgery to her smashed collar bone (Image: YEL-SOCP/Suryadi) X-ray shows surgical repair and pellets still embedded in Hope (Image: YEL-SOCP/Suryadi) Dr Citrakasih Nente, SOCP’s supervisor of rehabilitation and reintroduction, explained why Hope cannot go back to the wild forests of her ancestors.
Playful Teddy the Lhasa Apso swallowed dog poo toy (Image: PDSA) Rather than leaving a mess, the mischievous pooch swallowed a dog’s poo emoji toy and had to undergo emergency surgery.
This is plain torture.” For humans, Asian blepharoplasty is said to be becoming an increasingly popular procedure, with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) reporting that 1,379,263 people globally had the operation in 2013, the third most popular form of cosmetic surgery.
"It was obvious he was having difficulties walking, and his front legs were pretty much useless." Milo moved using his elbows and wristbones, according to Hays, who had the dog checked out by a veterinarian.
Miracle Yorkie Toby with X-ray showing three inch needle lodged in spine (Image: University of Edinburgh/Alexander Jamieson) The three-inch steel needle had left 13 year old Toby displaying the worrying signs of a deadly brain disease.
Millie Webb, 11 with three-year-old Bichon Frise, Elmo (Picture: SWNS- Cambridge) A girl with epilepsy has forged a life-saving bond with her ‘best friend’ – a pet dog who can predict the onset of a seizure.
Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish A RESCUE dog thrown from a van needs life-changing surgery so she can lose the sad nickname of Mermaid Puppy.
Sarah found it hard to look at her son without breaking down (Picture: MDWfeatures / Sarah Fuller)Micajah had nightmares every night for the first month after the attack on May 12 and he is now terrified of dogs.
(Picture: Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio)Poor little Hamish has had a tough time, but things are looking up. (Picture: Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio)Hamish is currently being fostered to make sure he gets healthy, but soon he’ll be up for adoption.
However, with the advent of modern pain medications and a better understanding of pain control in dogs, most pups experience only minimal discomfort after surgery when all post-surgical recommendations are followed. The risks associated with spaying a dog include pain, infection, dehiscence (opening) of the surgical site and excessive bleeding.