Holly was only 11 weeks old and 7kg when she got herself into strife.

Holly, an 11wk American Bulldog puppy, went investigating one day and her owners found her with her head stuck down a household drain. She was painful, swollen and had some difficulty breathing. She was taken to her regular vet, where she was treated with oxygen and medications and she improved significantly. Her normal vet suggested that she be monitored overnight at the Animal Emergency Centre. On presentation at the AEC, Holly was found to be quiet and had increased lung sounds, increased respiratory rate and mildly increased heart rate. She remained in hospital overnight on an intravenous drip and her oxygen levels were closely monitored. She continued to improve and by the morning she was a bright, happy puppy again and back to eating and playing. I wonder if she will learn that drains and heads don’t mix!!

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