Real-life Stories

We've always so much going on at PDSA, from fundraising and volunteering in our local shops, to our awards celebrating remarkable animals and our well-known Pet Fit Club.

here's a snapshot of what we do as part of our work to help pets in need.

A stone’s throw from death: PDSA vets save dog that swallowed gravel

A young dog has been saved by our vets after wolfing down gravel from her owner’s garden.

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Pet First Aid course saves pup from choking death

Owner puts life-saving lessons into practice – after just a week!

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Dog cheats death after game of fetch ends in horror

PDSA vets save beloved pet following ‘unbelievable’ stick injury

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Pet First Aid course saves pup from choking death

Owner puts life-saving lessons into practice – after just a week!

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Chico, the dog with a ‘spare rib’

PDSA vets save dog who swallowed six-inch bone

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Why Dogs Swallow Strange Things

Dogs often like to use their mouth to investigate objects as well as to eat. Sometimes a pet will swallow an item by mistake, even though they had only meant to investigate it.

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Pet First Aid course saves pup from choking death

Owner puts life-saving lessons into practice – after just a week!

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Dog needs surgery after wolfing down the top of baby’s bottle

This amazing x-ray left our vets gobsmacked when they discovered the cause of Diesel the dog’s tummy woes – a teat from a baby’s bottle!

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Dog eats chew-chew train

Cyril ‘back on track’ thanks to PDSA after going loco with toy

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