Alvin’- The battle between the dog and the bone

Katrina has had ‘Alvin’ for approximately 10 years and he means the world to her family, consisting of her husband and 2 boys who are now 10 and 13 years old. The two young boys don’t know a life without their beloved ‘Alvin’. When ‘Alvin’ wouldn’t get out of bed Katrina knew something was wrong with her boy. Overnight something had lodged in his oesophagus, he was clearly in trouble.

‘Alvin’ was taken to the local veterinary surgery Maffra Animal Hospital, where he was X-rayed and it was confirmed a bony foreign body was trapped in his oesophagus at the diaphragm. With stress levels at a maximum, Pet Medical Crisis was contacted and we stepped in to help manage the case. Needing surgery to remove the bone Katrina knew the costs would be beyond their means at the time so PMC kicked in and Maffra Animal Hospital was kind enough to discount, this allowed the family to pay the remaining amount to save their fluffy puppy.

“Our stress was most definitely a 10 on finding out we could possibly lose Alvin and the immense relief when we heard of your charity (Pet Medical Crisis) is beyond how words can explain. Many tears happy and sad were cried that day.” Said the super grateful mum.

‘Alvin’ is very lucky to have survived and he has also agreed to be more careful eating from now on. 

Pet Medical Crisis relies on public donations to assist pensioners and disadvantaged owners who cannot afford life-saving veterinary care.



Share it on