A cocker spaniel puppy has become the youngest dog in Britain to have a total hip replacement.
Stanley suffered from a rare bone disease which left him in excrutiating pain. But now that he has got a new hip he is back to full health and looking for a new home. Victoria Davies reports.
The youngest dog to undergo a full hip operation in the UK is now 10-months-old and fully recovered.
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Ray Dedicoat owns the Hollymees Animal Rescue Trust. That is where Stanley is now staying.
He describes what Stanley is like, now, after his operation.
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.
Anyone who wishes to offer Stanley a home should contact Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust.
At just fine and a half months old, Stanley a cocker spaniel from Birmingham is the youngest puppy to undergo a full hip replacement.
When his owners noticed he was limping they took him to Maypole Veterinary Clinic where vet Stephanie Tickale advised he had an x-ray.
The vet discovered Stanley had Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. A rare degenerative disorder which causes hip joints to disintegrate.
Usually a hip replacement would not be carried out until a puppy is fully grown but as vet Stephanie Tickale explains, Stanley was in too much pain to wait.