Dogs

Dog Was Swelling Like Balloon - Couldn't Figure Out Why

June 3rd, 2018

Our pets hold a special place in our hearts. They are always there to give us love, comfort, and support. In return, we love our pets and would do anything for them. One woman was especially heartbroken when she discovered that her pup had a big problem.

Fran Jennings lives in England with her dog, Trevor, who is one of the most adorable dachshunds you will ever meet. He is lively and spirited, and he loves to be with his owner. One day, however, she realized there was something quite wrong with him.

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Trevor was swelling up like a balloon. Suddenly the poor pup was three times his normal size, and he wasn’t happy about it. Fran couldn’t figure out what was wrong – the problem seemed to blow up over night.

When she took Trevor into the hospital, the veterinarians were equally perplexed. They had no clue what could have caused such dramatic swelling, but they worked tirelessly to find a solution.

“They had never seen anything quite like it,” Fran recalled. “Whatever it was, it affected his breathing so we had to leave him there while they tried to find out what was wrong.”

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The team wasted no time in trying to find the cause of Trevor’s swelling. It took several x-rays and examinations, but they were eventually able to see what was wrong with the poor pup.

Trevor suffered from an internal injury, although the vets could not identify the original cause. A small hole in the dog’s windpipe caused the air to leak out from the lungs and into the rest of his body. It flowed under his skin and all along his muscles, which made the pup inflate a little with every breath.

Now that they knew what the problem was, the vets finally stood a chance of fixing it. They prepped Trevor for surgery and patched up the hole in his windpipe. Soon the dog was free to be himself again.

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He was so happy to be back with his owner, the dog seemed even lighter on his feet than before. With that whole nightmare behind him, Trevor was free to look forward to a healthy future.

“I have never seen a case like this before,” explained Michelle Coward, Trevor’s veterinarian. Though the dog had suffered through so much, it looked like he was making a full recovery.

“When he came back for his checkups following the surgery he was very bouncy and happy,” Michelle observed. “He’s a great character and everybody loves him. He was a pleasure to nurse.”

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Trevor was treated through Willows Veterinary Group, an organization dedicated to providing top-quality care for their animals. This group of veterinarians cares about pets not only professionally, but personally as well.

“Just like you, it goes without saying that we all love pets – that’s why we do what we do,” Willows shares on their website. “All our staff have pets – many of them strays that have been brought into our surgeries! We are here to help you every step of the way and are always available for help and advice.”

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In fact, the group helps pets with all sorts of ailments. They even helped a dog cheat death by discovering a rare tumor inside him. When a pup named Patch was scheduled to have a cyst removed, the group recommended that he get pre-operative blood tests. Although the dog had no signs of failing health, his owner agreed.

Thanks to these tests, the team found that Patch was actually experiencing trouble in his kidneys. Further research proved that he had a tumor on his parathyroid gland – this condition is so rare that it was his vet’s first time seeing it in her 20 years of experience.

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With good timing and careful practice, the team was able to remove the tumor. If untreated, poor Patch would have died from kidney failure within the year. Willows Veterinary Group caught the issue just in time, and Patch was saved from a lot of pain and suffering.

Good care can go a long way. These dogs are fortunate to have such caring owners and veterinarians, without whom they could not live as happily or with as much love.

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Source: The Dodo

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