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Cocker Spaniel Rescued After Its Mouth Had Closed Entirely

Luckily for Bleu, the team at Vets4Pets Bedlington managed to free him, using a basic kitchen cupboard essential

Cocker Spaniel Rescued after its mouth had closed entirely

Robert dorward vet. The vet rescued a Cocker Spaniel puppy after its mouth had closed entirely by chewing superglue.

A lively Cocker Spaniel puppy was blissfully unaware of what awaited him when he found a tube of superglue in a rubbish bin at home.

But he soon found himself in a predicament when he started chewing the packet and managed to seal his mouth. The 20-week-old puppy was rushed to the vet when his owner, Cali Coulson, who was tidying up then, noticed Bleu’s predicament.

The glue was removed using swabs soaked in olive oil

Cocker Spaniel Rescued after its mouth had closed entirely
Bleu, after his ordeal with Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon at Vets4Pets Bedlington, Dr Robert Dorward and Bleu’s mouth showing the superglue on his tongue (Credit: Vets4Pets Bedlington)

Fortunately for Bleu, the team at Vets4Pets Bedlington freed him using an essential kitchen cupboard. Thanks to some quick thinking by the practice owner and veterinary surgeon, Dr Robert Dorward, the glue was removed with minimal effort using olive oil-soaked swabs to loosen all the glue from Bleu’s lips, teeth, and tongue gently.

The veterinary team first sedated Bleu to treat him safely and prevent him from becoming distressed. Once Bleu was sedated, the vets could assess the back of his throat and airway to ensure no glue had been ingested.

After 20 minutes of sedation, while the procedure was performed, Bleu came to himself as if nothing had happened. He was discharged with minimal follow-up care required, only advice to his owner to monitor him closely and give him a soft diet.

Always consult your vet if you are concerned that your dog may have eaten something.

Cocker Spaniel Rescued after its mouth had closed entirely
The superglue on Bleu’s tongue (Credit: Vets4Pets Bedlington)

Dr Robert Dorward, practice owner and veterinary surgeon at Vets4Pets Bedlington, said: “Bleu was a very lucky puppy as superglue can be very dangerous if ingested. Luckily, he was brought to us quickly, and I could draw on the knowledge from an emergency medicine course to use olive oil to remove the glue from his mouth immediately.

“Had that trick not worked, Bleu would have needed extensive mouth and tongue surgery to remove the glue and would have ended up with an intense recovery period lasting several months.

“It always makes me smile when we can help a beloved pet recover quickly, and cases like this make me incredibly proud of our brilliant team and clinical facilities here in Bedlington.”

According to Dr Robert, this is far from the strangest object the veterinary team has seen a dog eat. He added: ‘The weirdest thing we’ve had in practice was a dog eating a whole set of Christmas tree lights – we see everything!

“We always recommend visiting the vet if you are concerned that your dog may have eaten something it shouldn’t, and we advise you to look out for warning signs such as whimpers, a gurgling belly or an inability to retain food or fluids .”

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The "Frenchie Breed" website is a blog aimed at dog owners. We regularly publish articles about our four-legged furry friends. Among the contents of our blog, you will find ample space on the latest news in the sector, with information and in-depth analysis dedicated to the world of dogs in all its forms, the latest trends and news of the moment, curious facts, events devoted to dogs, product reviews, as well as an intense activity of information regarding the health and well-being of pets.

Please Note: The articles in the 'Frenchie Breed Blog' are for information purposes only; nothing published can or should be construed as an attempt to offer professional advice or consultation with a physician, veterinary surgeon or another health professional.

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