4 months of fighting for life before she regains her health

Amanda Coleman resides at Meashamin the Leicestershire in Englandwith her faithful 3-year-old Labrador Retriever named poppy.

One evening, when night had fallen, the duo went out for a walk. Suddenly, poppy began to choke and bleed profusely from the mouth.

“We first realized something was wrong when Poppy started coughing and choking on her late night walk. She had a sore in the back of her mouth and she acted like she had something stuck in her throat.”Amanda told the Mirror.

Without waiting, the woman drove the unfortunate woman to the nearest on-call veterinarian. poppy was stabilized and his bleeding stopped. In addition, the healer performed an X-ray which revealed nothing abnormal.

The dog therefore returned to her home.


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Long weeks of suffering

The state of health of poppy did not improve. During the 6 weeks following the terrible experience, the poor little girl was unrecognizable in the eyes of her masters. And for good reason !

Erika Villedieuthe veterinarian of Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service who took over, discovered the unthinkable: poppy had a 10 centimeter piece of stick stuck in his neck.

“At first we were amazed that Poppy walked around with that stick still inside without anyone noticing”has explained Amanda.

poppy was therefore operated as soon as possible. Erika managed to extract the foreign body without causing any collateral damage. She also received antibiotic treatment, but her condition still did not improve. “Poppy was withdrawn, lethargic, drooled constantly, not interested in her food or anything else”lamented Amanda.

She therefore underwent a second operation a month later. Indeed, the dog had developed sialadenosis and hypertrophy of the salivary glands.

Illustration of the article: A dog is impaled on a stick during her walk: 4 months of fight for life before she regains her health
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Fortunately, the antiepileptic treatment worked. In 2 days, poppy regained his joy of living. “During the 4 months, we constantly worried. We honestly thought we would lose Poppy after everything she had been through. But she’s back! Loud, silly and full of life”confided his relieved mistress.

She also wished to warmly thank Erika who did an amazing job saving the life of her now fully healthy furry best friend.

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Illustration of the article: A dog is impaled on a stick during her walk: 4 months of fight for life before she regains her health
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