Rocco’s story – How we saved his life

This is Rocco, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Pomeranian cross, and a much-loved family pet. Rocco was rushed to our clinic in Inchicore after he was attacked by another dog.

Our Clinic team discovered multiple fractures to Rocco’s jaw. The trauma of his injury also caused part of the jawbone to protrude through the floor of his mouth, causing him serious pain, suffering, and distress.

These life-threatening injuries would have meant that Rocco was not able to eat – so emergency surgery was needed to save him. Our Veterinary team leaped into action and took Rocco into the operating room.

They wired his tiny jaw in two places to stabilise it. Inside his mouth, several large wounds needed multiple stitches. With our vets’ expertise and care, the operation was a success.

Rocco is recovering well from his ordeal, helped with a week-long course of antibiotics and painkillers after the surgery. The wiring had to stay in place for six weeks, while his jaw healed. During this time, his owners looked after him, spoiling him with kindness and keeping him comfortable.

“We couldn’t have got a better service. I’m amazed by his recovery and he is absolutely flying. If it wasn’t for the Irish Blue Cross, he wouldn’t be here. I can’t thank the Vets and Nurse enough; they are absolute life savers.” – Rocco’s Owner, Therese.

Rocco survived his trauma and has recovered well, thanks to the quick intervention of the Irish Blue Cross team.

Luckily for Rocco and his family, we were there when they needed us.

To support the life saving work that we do, you can click here to make a donation now, or consider leaving a legacy to make a lasting impact on our vital work.


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