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"She wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them": Norfolk dog owner thanks the dedicated vets which saved her puppy

PUBLISHED: 10:47 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 21 May 2018

Flo fully recovered with her yoghurt. Picture: Pip Ald

Flo fully recovered with her yoghurt. Picture: Pip Ald

Pip Ald

A Norfolk dog owner has thanked the vets which saved her puppy, who has had to learn the hard way that human socks are not for consumption.

Flo feeling much better after her surgery. Picture: Aylsham VetsFlo feeling much better after her surgery. Picture: Aylsham Vets

Pip Ald noticed her Labrador puppy Flo was under the weather after the pup had vomited all over her play pen.

Concerned, Mrs Ald and her husband Ian took Flo to the emergency vets late last Tuesday night.

Mrs Ald said: “She just wasn’t being herself. She was so weak and could hardly stand. It was a hot day so at first we thought it might be a bit of heat stroke, but when she kept being sick we took her to the emergency vet and they gave her some anti-sickness tablets.

“They told us to come back to our vets, Aylsham Vets, the next day if she hadn’t improved.”

The sock in question. Picture: Aylsham VetsThe sock in question. Picture: Aylsham Vets

The following day Flo showed no signs of improvement, and the Alds were worried that they might lose their four legged friend.

“The vets examined her and found there was a blockage in her intestines, and they had to operate. It was touch and go, but they were so good with her,” Mrs Ald, who is 38, continued.

The Reepham resident added: “She went into surgery within 15 minutes, and we had to wait it out. Then we were told it had gone well and they’d need to keep her for the afternoon, but then we could have her back.”

Mrs Ald continued: “She was like a different dog when she came out, full of energy and happy to see us. The Aylsham vets were so fabulous with her, she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. We kept her on crate rest and then kept taking her back for check ups.”

Flo feeling poorly before her surgery. Picture: Aylsham VetsFlo feeling poorly before her surgery. Picture: Aylsham Vets

The sock in question belonging to Mrs Ald’s youngest son, Jaccob. She said: “We don’t know how she got hold of it, we have three kids and he must have just taken it off and she got it when we didn’t notice. Labradors will eat anything.”

Mrs Ald also has son Elliott, 12 and daughter Kaitlyn, 11. She added: “I hope she’s learned her lesson but I doubt it, we’ll just have to continue to be aware of where the kids are leaving stuff.

“The sock has now been returned to its partner, and Jaccob’s friends don’t believe him when he says his puppy ate it. We now mix Flo’s meals with pro-biotic yoghurt, just to make sure her digestion is healthy!”

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