Vets battled to save a tiny chihuahua pup after she suffered a fractrued skull while playing with another dog.
Eight week old pup Penny was playing with a larger dog when she got caught by the bigger sog’s jaw.
She was rushed to the Heath Vertinary Clinic in Burgess Hill - where she had only just has her first puppy health check and vaccinations earlier that day.
She was treated there for shock and X-rays showed she had a fractured skull and cheek bone and she was showing signs of neurological trauma.
Little Penny was transferred to the Royal Veterinary College Queen’s Mother Hospital where she was assessed to ensure the swelling around her brain subsided, that she could eat and that her vision hadn’t been impaired.
Now Penny’s owners are celebrating after gerring her back home - and the fact that they don’t need to worry about paying for Penny’s treatment.
They had just registered her at Heath Vets and the surgery issued her with a free Petplan Immediate Veterinary Care Certificate giving the tiny pooch four weeks of immediate insurance.
For Penny’s owners, this standard ‘extra’ that Heath Vets provides to all of its newly registered animals, took away the financial worry of specialist treatment.
Practice manager Sarah Solomonsaid: “Penny is a very lucky little dog. Her injuries were so severe due to her tiny size but her owner’s quick actions in bringing her to surgery probably saved her life.
“We offer all newly registered pets a standard free four weeks of insurance from date of registration, with Petplan, which you can see from Penny’s story, can be a huge financial help.”