Chow Chow after amputation
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Family buy Chow Chow puppy online, just hours later they rush him to the vet

By Nick Whittle Author

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New owners were forced to take a Chow Chow to vets within hours of it being delivered to their door. 

The owners of Gus - a Chow Chow puppy - were delighted to receive their new dog, which they'd bought online. But their delight turned to bitterness and upset when they realised the dog had something seriously wrong with one of its legs. 

Dogs Trust to the rescue 

Within hours of Gus being dropped at the doorstep of his new Basildon owners it was clear the dog was suffering with pains and leg deformity. 

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Gus’s new owners called the seller, who promptly refused to take back the dog, saying there was nothing wrong with him. The seller is no longer contactable. 

Fearing the worst, the owners took Gus to their local Dogs Trust vet centre. There, they learned the extent of Gus’s injury. 

The 10-week-old dog’s right front leg was severely deformed and ulcerated. The injuries were more than likely due to a congenital deformity that would have been apparent at birth. 

Life-changing surgery

Wasting no time, vets performed a lifesaving operation on Gus and removed his leg. If left alone, the leg would have become septic. 

The owners have since praised Dogs Trust Basildon for their support and care. 

Owen Sharp, Dogs Trust CEO, said, “Thanks to the phenomenal support we’ve had from supporters throughout this pandemic, we are able to ‘Change the Tale’ for Gus. If people have taken on a puppy and are struggling, please contact us here at Dogs Trust. You can call us on 0300 303 2188.”

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