Puppy has a loose screw

And an op­er­a­tion to re­move it

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Laura Hatcher

APUPPY is re­cov­er­ing from surgery after swal­low­ing a metal screw.

Mil­lie, a two-month-old cocker spaniel, caught her own­ers, the Platt fam­ily of Pole Hill Road, Hayes End, by sur­prise when the screw fell out of a trouser pocket and she pounced.

Emma Platt said: “We’ve only had Mil­lie for a cou­ple of weeks. She’s great but, like all pup­pies, she’s mis­chievous and cu­ri­ous.

“As I was sort­ing out some wash­ing the screw fell out of my hus­band, El­liott’s, trousers and she ran for­ward and grabbed it.

“My older daugh­ter, Mad­die, saw her do it and warned me. I opened her mouth and tried to get it out – I even man­aged to touch it but, be­fore I could get hold of it, she swal­lowed it.”

Mrs Platt took Mil­lie straight to the God­dard Vet­eri­nary Group in Uxbridge Road, where vet Reza Sadeghi took the dog for an X-ray to con­firm the lo­ca­tion of the screw.

He then op­er­ated to re­move it from Mil­lie’s stom­ach. It went well and she is re­cov­er­ing back home with her fam­ily.

Mrs Platt said: “We’re re­lieved to have her back home, safe and well and, while she needs to take it easy while her stitches heal, we know she’ll be back to her old tricks soon.

“I’ve told El­liott to be care­ful about what he leaves in his trouser pock­ets from now on.”

News from your lo­cal RSPCA branch – page 32

Pho­tos con­trib­uted

n MIS­CHIEVOUS: Mil­lie and owner Emma Platt

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.