aged six, was close to death after he suffered internal bleeding while
undergoing surgery for a suspected muscle tear.
condition of hemophilia meant he couldn’t stop bleeding and vets at YourVets24,
in Brook Road, Rayleigh,
said he needed a blood donor to keep him alive.
stepped Dexter’s brother Timmy, also six, to save the day.
are now recovering at their home in Richmond Avenue, Shoebury.
Haynes, 42, Dexter and Timmy’s owner, said she was relieved to have them both
back home safe.
was very scary and we really thought Dexter was going to die.
said if we had not got him there, he would have died. We’ve had them both since
they were two and they are part of the family.
been abused before we got them and Dexter was a nervous wreck – he was even
burnt with cigarettes when he was a puppy.
such a tough start in life that we couldn’t lose him in this way.
in Ireland being trained up and were separated for six months and didn’t even
remember each other.
raced, and are both still very nervous.
such a loving dog and is so gentle. If he had died we would have been mortified
– he is like one of the children.
really did save his brother’s life. They are both doing fine and we are
spoiling them both.”
taken into the vets after Samantha noticed he was acting strangely.
put his head on my lap and I stroked him and he yelped in pain.
husband rushed him to the vets.”
discovered his internal bleeding could not be stopped due his hemophilia, so
his only hope was a blood donation from another dog.
Timmy, was a blood match. The family had no idea Dexter suffered from hemophilia.
said: “We have to be extra careful with Dexter now and he is walking in pain.”
YourVets24, said: “Very few animals under these conditions survive – he’s a
very lucky dog.”