A poor puppy has lost an eye after a blinding freak accident in the garden.
Teazal the springer spaniel was playfully darting about with her owners at home when they heard her let out an agonising yelp.
The nine-month-old puppy ran into a branch that horrifically impaled her eye, leaving vets with little option but to remove it.
According to the Daily Record, the incident in April this year and the impact it has had on Teazal since has broken owner Catherine Walker's heart.
Not even a year-old, the dog will now have to grow accustomed to having a limited vision for the entirety of her adult life.
Catherine Walker, of Glen Clova, Scotland rushed the distressed animal to Kidd Veterinary Centre in Forfar for emergency treatment and hoped the eye could be saved.
But Teazal's injury began to "bulge" and the 53-year-old was forced to make the heartbreaking decision to let vets remove her pet's eye on Wednesday.
She said: "Unfortunately Teazal had to get her eye removed. The pressure wasn't going down and it was bulging.
"I had to make the heartbreaking decision to remove it.
"She is home now and doing okay albeit I’m goosed but she's worth it."
Previously Catherine had issued a warning to others to be on alert after the shocking accident.
She said: "Teazal was just bounding about the garden when it happened.
"I was gutted, I took her straight to Kidds vets in Forfar who were amazing. Despite the surgery, I know she will adapt."
She went on: "I don't know the total costs but Teazals health and welfare comes first. She is taking it in her stride, I'm more upset than her. I would hate this to happen to anyone else.
"I want to tell others to be careful, I have had dogs all my life and this has never happened before. I know you can't wrap them in cotton wool but please be careful."
Source: Read Full Article