Real-life Stories

We've always so much going on at PDSA, from fundraising and volunteering in our local shops, to our awards celebrating remarkable animals and our well-known Pet Fit Club.

here's a snapshot of what we do as part of our work to help pets in need.

Dog cheats death after game of fetch ends in horror

PDSA vets save beloved pet following ‘unbelievable’ stick injury

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Dog needs surgery after wolfing down the top of baby’s bottle

This amazing x-ray left our vets gobsmacked when they discovered the cause of Diesel the dog’s tummy woes – a teat from a baby’s bottle!

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Dog eats chew-chew train

Cyril ‘back on track’ thanks to PDSA after going loco with toy

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Chico, the dog with a ‘spare rib’

PDSA vets save dog who swallowed six-inch bone

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Why Dogs Swallow Strange Things

Dogs often like to use their mouth to investigate objects as well as to eat. Sometimes a pet will swallow an item by mistake, even though they had only meant to investigate it.

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Dog left extremely ill after contracting Lyme Disease from tick-bite

Lakeland Terrier cross Brad, from Somercotes, Derbyshire, became extremely ill after contracting suspected Lyme Disease from ticks on a hedgehog in his owners’ garden.

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Dog needs surgery after wolfing down the top of baby’s bottle

This amazing x-ray left our vets gobsmacked when they discovered the cause of Diesel the dog’s tummy woes – a teat from a baby’s bottle!

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Dog eats chew-chew train

Cyril ‘back on track’ thanks to PDSA after going loco with toy

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Biggest rabbit ever seen by PDSA vets is set for diet

The biggest rabbit ever seen by our vets has signed up for PDSA’s Pet Fit Club after ballooning to almost the size of a one-year-old child*.

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