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This 10-year-old Doggy Named Bonnie Attempted To Lick A Can Of Tuna And Ended Up In The ER
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This 10-year-old Doggy Named Bonnie Attempted To Lick A Can Of Tuna And Ended Up In The ER

Dogs are curious, adventurous, and often fearless creatures. And while all of this is super cute and fun and exciting, sometimes these characteristics manage to lead them straight into trouble. That’s exactly what happened this 10-year-old Staffordshire Bullterrier named Bonnie. Spoiler alert—there’s a happy ending in store.

One evening the owner of the dog named Louisa Davis gave Bonnie some of her favorite fish as a treat and threw the discarded tin in the recycling bin. The dog noticed that and decided to check it out—who knows, maybe there’s still some left? Suddenly, the owners started to hear suspicious noises coming from the kitchen. “We heard some scuffling in the kitchen and the next thing we saw was a tuna can stuck to her face! It was shocking to see!” said Louisa.

Poor baby girl!

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“Her tongue was trapped in the can and I tried to remove it myself but the tin was so sharp I didn’t want to make it worse and badly cut her. I called PDSA to see if they could help, and they told me to bring her straight in,” said the owner. In case you didn’t know, PDSA is the UK’s largest veterinary charity covering England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland with 48 Pet Hospitals and Pet Clinics.

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As Louisa was instructed, she took Bonnie to Nottingham PDSA Pet Hospital, where vets are running an emergency service during the Coronavirus lockdown. It was obvious that the dog was becoming more and more distressed and that the can was causing her pain. PDSA Vet Sarah Campbell explained to the owners that removing the can with Bonnie awake would be too risky as she was becoming more anxious. Because of that, she was given an anesthetic so it could be removed safely.

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“Once she was under the anesthetic the can was relatively easy to remove. We were able to carefully remove it so the cut to her tongue was small and luckily she didn’t need any stitches,” said the vet. “It was a very unusual case to see, which could have become very serious if the tin had cut the tongue deeply. But thankfully we were able to remove the can safely and Bonnie was able to go home the same day to recover from her ordeal.”

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Louisa added: “Bonnie has never done anything like this before but it’s a lesson learned and we’ll be keeping a close eye on her to avoid something like this happening again.” Louisa felt super grateful that PDSA specialists helped her and Bonnie in this time of need, especially during lockdown when many vets are only open for emergencies.

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PDSA has a goal to help pets whenever they need it, even in times of a viral pandemic. And because PDSA is a veterinary charity, they provide low cost or even free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need. A truly beautiful and important mission!

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PDSA has been a lifeline for sick and injured pets since 1917 and in that time they’ve provided 100 million free treatments to more than 20 million pets. Besides, PDSA is improving the health of pets not only by providing necessary treatments but also by educating the owners.

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PDSA’s veterinary care costs more than $74 million a year to run, but during this lockdown with retail shops closed and fundraising events canceled, the charity is losing around $4 million a month in income! Because of that, now this charity needs people’s help more than ever. If you’ve got the resources, you should consider donating some money to PDSA. You can learn how to do it by clicking here.

Image credits: PDSA

Image credits: PDSA

People seem to be really grateful for the work the charity is doing

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Catlady6000
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was about 4 years old, I wanted some applesauce, grandma was on the phone talking. And FOCUSED on her conversation. I remember thinking the can opener didn't look that hard, so I got it to work about half way around, used my finger to tip up the lid like I had seen mom and grandma do. Shoved my finger all the way in, where the metal edge did what it did to this dogs tongue, only to the bone. I don't remember any pain, but last memory of the event is my grandmas face when she saw what happened. Cool scar, one of my earliest memories

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

Ouch! Glad it turned out okay for you. It's weird, when you're that age, sometimes you just don't feel the pain of something that should really hurt. I insisted on getting my ears pierced at around 4, and remembered that it didn't hurt at all. I was so confused when my mom and the girl doing the piercing said I was 'so brave', lol.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
2 years ago

Always fully remove the lid. When finished push the lid to the bottom of the can. Squeeze the edges of the can inwards so the lid can’t possibly come out. Safer for animals and children and for the people responsible for trash removal and recycling.

Doggi
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, I have nothing but love for all of those vets.

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Catlady6000
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was about 4 years old, I wanted some applesauce, grandma was on the phone talking. And FOCUSED on her conversation. I remember thinking the can opener didn't look that hard, so I got it to work about half way around, used my finger to tip up the lid like I had seen mom and grandma do. Shoved my finger all the way in, where the metal edge did what it did to this dogs tongue, only to the bone. I don't remember any pain, but last memory of the event is my grandmas face when she saw what happened. Cool scar, one of my earliest memories

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

Ouch! Glad it turned out okay for you. It's weird, when you're that age, sometimes you just don't feel the pain of something that should really hurt. I insisted on getting my ears pierced at around 4, and remembered that it didn't hurt at all. I was so confused when my mom and the girl doing the piercing said I was 'so brave', lol.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
2 years ago

Always fully remove the lid. When finished push the lid to the bottom of the can. Squeeze the edges of the can inwards so the lid can’t possibly come out. Safer for animals and children and for the people responsible for trash removal and recycling.

Doggi
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, I have nothing but love for all of those vets.

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