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Episode 209 - Where the Lost Dogs Go and life saving surgery on a dog


Released Sat June 29, 2019
Length: 1:08:33
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Where the Lost Dogs Go

Susannah Charleson's latest book, Where the Lost Dogs Go A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion, is a moving exploration of the world of missing dogs. From her childhood, the love of dogs and animals featured hugely in Susannah's life.

A bestselling author, Susannah, has vital information to help those who have lost a dog - and for those who find - or spot - a missing dog.

Now, Susannah trains search and detection k9s, dogs for the disabled and comfort dogs that serve the community. Alongside all that, she has a family of rescue dogs of her own.

What I recommend is for people, when they have to fill out a change of address form online when they themselves move, go in and do the change of address form for their animal on the microchip site at the same time.
 - Susannah Charleson

You can find out more about Susannah at her website , and on her Facebook page.

Life saving surgery on a dog

When Bella, a German Shepherd puppy was hit by a motorbike, she suffered severe head injuries. She was rushed to Pride Veterinary Centre, where she underwent investigations and emergency surgery. Bella was in shock and had to be stabilised before any further treatment could be administered.

In this interview, Rosario Vallefuoco, Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Veterinary Senior Surgeon at the centre, talks about the amazing surgery he and the whole team carried out.

Rosario said, "My colleagues in our Diagnostic Imaging department performed a CT scan of her head, which revealed that Bella had severely comminuted maxilla-facial (multiple skull and facial) fractures, with her nose and part of her skull being complete displaced. Until this point the gravity of her injuries, whilst suspected, were not that obvious, but when we saw her CT scan, it was like looking at a jigsaw puzzle."

It's not just a cosmetic concern, so the fact that the bones collapsed in the nose and in the sinus, it for sure in the long term was causing a problem.
 - Rosario Vallefuoco

Incredibly, Bella - who is now 9 months old - has a happy, normal future ahead of her. Rosario plans to publish her case in a scientific publication in future.

Warning! - these images are fascinating, but some people may prefer not to see them.

This image may be upsetting, so only click on this link if you want to see a photo of a dog undergoing jaw surgery. It shows the reconstructive mesh inserted into Bella's jaw. Rosario and the team had to reconstruct Bella's jawbone. Pic Credit Scarsdale Vets

Bella's nose was fractured by the accident. This image is a scan of the injuries. Pic Credit Scarsdale Vets

This is a scan of the mesh inserted to rebuild Bella's nose, allowing her to breathe again. Pic Credit Scarsdale Vets

You can find out more about Pride Veterinary Centre at their website.

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