Defective or poorly made toys are very dangerous for dogs. Harley, a ball-loving dog, had a bad experience. His tongue remained stuck for long hours in his favorite ball. However, the misadventure ended well thanks to the know-how of his veterinarian.
harley is an adorable 2-year-old dog from a cross between a Labrador and a German Shepherd. Its owners, Lindsay and Adamlive in his company not far from lincolnto UK. harley is a dog “lovely and sweet” lover of balls.
As usual, one day in February 2022, he is quietly having fun with his favorite toy. “That green ball is everything to him. Before, there was a squeaker in it, but it came out leaving a small hole”said Lindsay to Vets Now.
She therefore did not worry about seeing him with his bullet in his mouth for several hours. Yet his tongue had gotten stuck in the gap.
“Impossible to remove the ball from his mouth”
When the couple discovered thatharley had his tongue trapped in his bullet, Adam rushed him to the veterinary clinic in lincoln. “We had to sedate Harley so we could examine him properly and see how we could get the bullet out”Explain Emma Wardveterinary nurse.
The language ofharley had swollen so much that delicate surgery was necessary. With great dexterity, the veterinarian managed to extract it. However, “the tongue was badly bruised and swollen, and part of the top layer had come off. We couldn’t suture it and there was a chance it might die, which would require amputation, but we wouldn’t know for a few days.”Explain Emma.
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Fortunately, the playful young dog recovered very quickly. The swelling subsided, allowing harley to eat and drink normally. “We are just happy that everything went well”confide its owners. Emmameanwhile, says her case highlights the dangers to dogs of faulty toys.