A veterinarian improvises in the face of a surprising case, that of a dog having stuck its head in a wheel rim

A veterinarian had to intervene on a case he had never encountered in several decades of career. His clinic admitted a dog whose head was trapped in a car wheel.

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You never know what will walk through those doors », says Bob Watsonveterinarian at animal clinic Brookhaven in Mississippi. His job always has surprises in store for him, and the latest is not the least.

On Friday, September 16, in fact, it was a dog who got his head stuck in a wheel rim that the practitioner had to deal with, reported The Daily Leader.

According to its owners, the canine had put itself in this unfortunate position by chasing a rat. Served by its small size, the rodent had slipped into the wheel to escape it. The dog had followed him there and couldn’t get his head out.

Illustration of the article: A veterinarian improvises in the face of a surprising case, that of a dog having stuck its head in a wheel rim
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In 30 years of career, the Dr. Watson had never had to perform such an intervention. However, he improvised and was inspired by a quote heard in an animated film seen by his children, ” robots (2005) in this case. One of the characters called bigweld there says ” See a need, fill a need “, which could be literally translated as ” See a need, fill a need » (in VF, the translation is « You can shine no matter what you’re made of “).

In other words, faced with an unprecedented situation, the reflex to have is to ask what can be done to remedy it.

Anesthesia and lubricating solution to free the dog

The dog was clearly sore and his ears covered in scratches as the animal tried desperately to extricate himself. The veterinarian therefore began by putting him to sleep, both to calm him down and to be able to work peacefully. He then applied a lubricant.

By proceeding slowly and carefully, he was able to free one ear, then the other and finally the whole head. The quadruped was then woken up and, 5 minutes later, he left the clinic in the company of his masters and constantly wagging his tail.

the Dr. Watson said he was charmed by the gentle and calm personality of this patient like no other. ” Some dogs were reportedly stressed and difficult to manage “, he said.

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