A weekend walk almost ended in disaster for loveable Border Collie, Mist, when she was spooked by something and ran off – straight under the wheels of a car, which didn’t even stop.
Her devastated owners, Catherine and Robin Davies from South Wales, were in shock as they rushed her to Abbey Vets in Abergavenny. Catherine said: “Mist was struggling to breathe; she was clearly in a lot of pain and I could see that two of her legs were severely damaged. I realised that we were in danger of losing her.”
At the vets Mist was given life-saving emergency care and pain relief and, thankfully, she was able to be stabilised. But her two dislocated legs required specialist treatment.
Catherine continued: “I was very glad I’d taken out PDSA Petsurance, as I don’t know how we would’ve covered the cost otherwise. Putting Mist down wasn’t an option, as she means the world to our family. I would have given up a kidney to save her, but thankfully it didn’t come to that!”
Mist was transferred to a veterinary hospital where her front leg was plastered and her rear hip was pinned in place. She stayed for a week, receiving intensive care and round-the-clock nursing.
Catherine continued: “We’ve had Mist since she was a puppy and she’s my baby really! We took out pet insurance straight away as we know it’s important. We chose PDSA Petsurance as we wanted a policy that paid the vet directly, and they offered a competitive rate. I’m so glad we did too – Mist’s care cost over £6,000 in total.”
Robin added: “Putting the claims in was really straightforward and easy, it was a weight off our mind during a really difficult time. I’d definitely recommend PDSA Petsurance to other owners.”
Once home, it was still a long road to recovery for poor Mist. But a few months later she’s up on all four paws, running around and playing her favourite game of catch, and is back where she belongs, with her family.
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