TV soap star Beverly Callard shared her grief on social media following the tragic death of her beloved pet pooch, a three-year-old Schnauzer named Jeffrey.
By, 4 Sep 2019
The actress, famous for playing Liz MacDonald in Coronation Street, tweeted the sad news over the weekend. One post read:
"On Friday we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Jeffrey only 3 years old, but he had terminal cancer."
"We are broken hearted! I know my Twitter friends loved him too. God bless x."
Beverly's co-stars from the long-running drama took to Twitter to share their condolences and offer messages of support.
On Friday we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Jeffrey only 3 years old, but he had terminal cancer! We are broken hearted! I know my Twitter friends loved him too. God bless x pic.twitter.com/odjLsSuJ8N— Beverley Callard (@Beverleycallard) September 1, 2019
Everyone will miss Jeffrey
Simon Gregson plays Callard's son in Coronation Street. He posted:
"So sorry Bev night god bless Jeffery I loved you very much xx."
Former pop-star turned soap actor Kim Marsh added:
"Oh no I'm so sorry Beverley. My David loves him! He sends his love. Sleep tight gorgeous boy! X."
We don't know what kind of cancer brought an end to Jeffrey's short life, but the poor pup definitely left us far too soon; standard-sized Schnauzers have a life expectancy of between 13-16 years.
Getting over the loss of a beloved pet takes time, but at least Beverly has lots of happy memories to hold onto once the grief begins to lift.
She regularly posted pics of Jeffrey's adventures on Twitter, which leave a forever reminder of this very special pup.
Jeffrey showing off his new hairdo. He knows he looks good 💋💋💝 pic.twitter.com/NIFbxZYFvs— Beverley Callard (@Beverleycallard) April 11, 2019
Spot the early warning signs
Around 1 in 3 dogs develop cancer at some stage in their life. Much like human cases, spotting the early warning signs is crucial to making a full recovery.
Keep an eye out for any abnormal swellings, wounds that never seem to heal, or any enlarged lymph nodes. Other common symptoms include weight loss, reduced appetite, and persistent lameness.
Never be scared to take your pooch to the vet. Even in the worst-case scenarios, there are many treatments that can extend a dog's life.