20th Feb, 2019

Close shave for dog after swallowing razor blade

Catherine Thompson 10th Oct, 2018 Updated: 10th Oct, 2018

THE OWNERS of a Springador puppy have thanked emergency vets who saved their pet’s life after he swallowed a razor blade.

Fenton, an 11-month-old Springer Spaniel/Labrador cross, needed emergency surgery to remove the blade and prevent it cutting into his intestines.

Happily, he’s now fully recovered from his dramatic ordeal but senior veterinary surgeon Katie Wain, from Avonvale Veterinary Centres, said it was a close call.

Katie explained: “It could have sliced open his stomach or intestines which would have been life-threatening. So he was anaesthetised and I removed the razor blade, and a lot of food, from his stomach.

“He was kept in overnight for further pain relief and monitoring and sent home the next day. He’s recovered really well and was back to his normal self within a week.

“Nevertheless, this case is a warning to all dog lovers and shows why we are always advising people about the dangers of their pets swallowing cones, stones, bulbs and all sorts of foreign objects.”

Relieved owner Tao Radford said thanked Katie and her team.

“Fenton is so lucky they have the pet hospital in Warwick open 24/7 because the night team there got to work on him straightaway.

“He’s a lucky lad because he definitely bit off more than he could chew that night.”

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