Stanley the 10-month-old cocker spaniel puppy is the youngest known dog to undergo a full hip replacement in the UK after vets discovered he had a rare condition which meant his hip joint was slowly disintegrating.
Stanley the 10-month-old cocker spaniel puppy is the youngest known dog to undergo a full hip replacement in the UK.
Vet Stephanie Tickale, based in Birmingham, found when he was aged just 5 and a half months old that he was suffering from a rare condition which meant his hip joints were slowly disintegrating, leaving him unable to walk and in a tremendous amount of pain.
Stanley underwent the successful operation and now is free from pain and not on any medication.
The puppy is also looking for a new home as his previous owners had to give him up due to a change in circumstances.
Ray Dedicoat from Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust where Stanley is living described him as "the funniest dog we have had in, in a long time" he added that Stanley has an unusual habit of trying to sit on people's shoulders.