Meet our pet patients
Our veterinary teams carry out over 1.8 million treatments a year through our 48 Pet Hospitals. From dogs who have eaten something they shouldn't, to cats who didn't quite land on their feet, we see some truly remarkable 'tails'!
Below, you can read about the life-saving veterinary care our amazing teams provide to pet patients.
Read about the poorly pooches we've helped.
Nine-month-old crossbreed puppy, Willow, defied the odds and bounced back after emergency surgery to remove large bone fragments wedged in her throat and stomach.
12-year-old Oliver, a Jack Russell cross from Portsmouth, was recently diagnosed with heart failure and now requires regular medication to manage his condition.
Roma, a seven-year-old Dachshund from Brighton, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2022 and requires regular medication to manage her condition.
8-year-old Patterdale Terrier Pip received life-saving treatment at PDSA after another dog bit her and severely injured her jaw.
11-month-old puppy, Boomi, needed emergency care after being badly bitten by a larger dog.
PDSA Vets performed life-saving surgery on Loki, a tennis-loving dog, after he swallowed two balls.
Four-year-old Mazikine had life-saving surgery at PDSA after swallowing 14 screws.
Three-year-old Dalmatian, Shenzi, narrowly escaped death after swallowing a six-inch bamboo kebab skewer she discovered in a bin.
PDSA Vets save sweet-toothed crossbreed, Charlie, after she got her paws on a whopping 1kg of chocolate mini eggs.
Five-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy, Misty, is on the mend thanks to PDSA Vets.
72-year-old pensioner Menal Wood lives alone with his 9-year-old dog Elsa. He’s always been an animal lover and relies on Elsa for companionship.
PDSA Vets help to manage Bertie’s recurring nose problems.
7-year-old Rottweiler cross Tinkerbelle was treated by PDSA vets for an abscess that had grown to the size of a tennis ball on her chin.
Six-year-old Sunny, a Red Fox Labrador from Glasgow, narrowly escaped death after getting his paws on a beef bone.
A five-month-old pup is able to feel the love this Valentine’s Day after surviving a complex and life-saving heart surgery.
When seven-year-old Jack Russell, Billy, managed to get his paws on a chicken bone, his owner Frank knew he needed emergency treatment from PDSA.
Titch, a four-month-old Staffordshire Bull-Terrier began chewing on the sparkly ornament, swallowing pieces of plastic as well as bits of tinsel.
13-year-old American bulldog Roscoe weighed in at a whopping 75kg when his owner took him for a consultation at PDSA.
Dalmatian dodges death after scoffing pack of Christmas After Eights
Glasgow pup Shabba needed emergency treatment when he devoured a chocolate version of ‘Elf on the Shelf’.
Fifi receives ongoing life-saving treatment from PDSA for her multiple health conditions
Clover receives life-saving treatment at PDSA for a deadly disease
Sweet-toothed pooch, Bunty, needed emergency treatment after devouring a chocolate Easter brownie.
Five-month-old Jack Russell terrier, Cooper, fell off the bed and suffered a break to his back left leg.
4-month-old Labrador, Rex, narrowly missed a punctured stomach after getting his paws on a large rib bone from a Chinese takeaway.
12-week old Bichon Frise cross puppy, Daisy, needed emergency surgery after swallowing twenty coins.
12-year-old Labrador Retriever, Daisy, needed emergency life-saving surgery to remove hundreds of stones from her bladder.
Three-year-old cross breed, Buzz Lightyear, suddenly started having seizures that led to his new diagnosis of epilepsy.
Hetty was rushed to Bradford PDSA for emergency treatment for a painful anal gland abscess.
Alfie lives with heartbeat disease and requires heart medication to keep his condition stable.
Hugo dodges death after eating six packs of chocolate coins and their foil wrappers
A four-month-old Doberman puppy called Ghost needed life-saving treatment after polishing off an entire advent calendar.
PDSA vets have saved an eight-year-old border terrier after a freak accident left her caught under the wheels of a van.
Dallace is saved from a life-threatening intestinal condition.
Three- year-old pooch Milo went through life-saving surgery to retrieve a face mask stuck in his stomach.
PDSA saves Pickle from deadly womb infection
PDSA vets have saved a ten-month-old Siberian Husky called Mylo when he became ill after after eating a discarded facemask.
PDSA vets have saved a one-year-old dog called Dre after a wooden stick became lodged under his tongue.
PDSA vets warn dog owners to take care during walks after Paris fell victim to Alabama Rot
PDSA vets have saved a seven-month-old German Shepherd called Narla after she ate a lethal amount of dark chocolate and raisins.
PDSA vets have saved a Husky-cross called Pax when he became ill after swallowing a tennis ball.
PDSA vets have saved a seven-month-old Rottweiler called Bruno after he caught a life-threatening virus.
PDSA vets have saved a five-year-old dog called Marley after he became impaled on a stick during a game of fetch.
PDSA vets have saved a nine-year old Dogue de Bordeaux after she suffered from a deadly twisted stomach.
PDSA vets have saved a six-year old Basset Hound twice after he suffered from an infected ear canal and later swallowed an unidentified object on a walk.
PDSA vets have saved a nine-month old crossbreed puppy after he swallowed a stick that was half the length of his body.
Poppy needed emergency surgery after being badly bitten by another dog during a walk.
PDSA vets provided life-saving care for Nels after he ingested a foil packet of tablets.
Finlay was fighting for his life after his body temperature soared to a life threatening 108°F.
Krug needed emergency surgery after swallowing a whole corn-on-the-cob
Manchester PDSA has been a lifeline for Ruffin, whose recurring health conditions mean he needs constant check ups at the vets.
Biscuit needed urgent treatment after eating a fatal amount of chocolate.
Winston needed an emergency operation after suffering a deadly twisted stomach.
Thea had been neglected and attacked by an older dog when she was brought to PDSA for life-saving care.
It was a race against time for Ellie after she became ill with a deadly womb infection.
Some of our feline friends who have needed our care.
A Portsmouth family’s beloved pet cat, one-year-old Charlie, was saved by PDSA after he was seriously injured in a suspected road traffic accident.
When Mittens, a one-year-old cat, returned home unable to walk on her left back leg, her devoted owner knew she needed urgent help.
When Coco, a five-year-old housecat, was seriously injured by a fox in her secure back garden, her owner brought her to our Brighton PDSA Pet Hospital.
Tabby cat Boo was lucky to survive after the stress from fireworks caused a nearly fatal blockage in his bladder.
PDSA Vets treated 6-year-old cat Ginge after finding a 10cm blade of grass up his nose.
CupCake, a three-year-old cat, was severely injured after she was trapped in a rabbit snare.
Thanks to PDSA Vets, 11-month-old cat Savi is back on all four paws again after getting his toe stuck in a plughole.
Charismatic cat, Custard, needed emergency treatment at PDSA after being transferred for a blocked bladder.
Harry, a four-year-old cat, is now pain-free and adjusting to life on three legs thanks to the help of PDSA Vets.
Leo, a 10-year-old cat, was diagnosed with a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at 10 months old and requires regular medication to manage it.
One-year-old black and white cat, Oreo, miraculously survived a 50-ft fall from the window of a fourth-floor flat that left her life hanging in the balance.
Bounty needed surgery to treat a lump that had become infected
Two-year-old cat Milo needed surgery to treat his injuries after falling off a wardrobe
Cherished kitten, Oreo, is given “a new lease of life” after PDSA Vets removed his ruptured eye.
A family’s five-year-old cat, Rosie, was saved by PDSA after she was seriously injured in a suspected road traffic accident.
PDSA vets saved Billy’s life after a suspected road traffic accident.
Jiggy, a cheeky 6-year old cat, needed help from PDSA when his owner, Kelly, realised he had a wooden stick lodged inside the roof of his mouth.
PDSA vets saved seven-year-old cat, Toots, who was suffering from severe pyometra, a potentially fatal womb infection.
14-year-old cat Timmy was rushed to New Cross PDSA Pet Hospital after coming home with his jaw hanging open.
One-year-old cat Muta needed emergency surgery after swallowing a baby’s dummy.
Felix the cat was critically ill due to a problem with his waterworks
Eleven-year-old Lightning the cat had to have her back leg amputated by PDSA vets after suffering a devastating injury.
Twilight and Calypso
Four-month-old kittens Twilight and Calypso were taken to Cardiff PDSA Pet Hospital, The Marian and Christina Ionescu Centre, for life-changing surgery after contracting cat flu.
Simba survives serious injuries from a suspected road traffic accident
Ten-year-old cat Hans survived major surgery to remove his eyes and is reunited with his loving owner thanks to PDSA vets.
PDSA vets have saved a two-month-old kitten on Christmas day after he became ill having swallowed a metal bell from a Christmas decoration.
PDSA vets have saved a nine-month-old kitten twice after she was hit by a car in the middle of the night and later developed a potentially fatal womb infection.
PDSA vets have saved a seven-year-old cat after a horrific airgun attack resulted in his leg needing amputation.
PDSA vets have saved a two-year-old tabby after he was hit by a car and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Nugget was saved by PDSA vets after falling 30-foot from a second-storey window.
Albert needed life-saving surgery after being trapped under the bonnet of a moving car for twenty minutes.
Irwin's life saved by PDSA after eating hairbands
When Saturn's owner found him in the garden unable to walk, she had to turn to PDSA for life-saving surgery.
Toby's owner was distraught after finding Toby covered in blood, with bite marks to his ear and a broken jaw.
Plucky kitten Luna got more than she bargained for when she found some lilies.
When Buddy ran out in front of a car, his owner feared the worst.
When Jay didn't come home one day, his owner had no idea he'd gotten into trouble on the train tracks.
Find out more about some of the small pets who have needed our help.
Belle suffered from ovarian cysts that needed to be removed with careful surgery.
Jibbles, a five-year-old rabbit, needed emergency treatment after getting into a packet of chocolate digestive biscuits.
5-month-old rabbit Willow received emergency treatment from PDSA vets for her overgrown teeth.
PDSA vets came to the rescue after an 8-month old bunny broke her leg.
What we've achieved
It was thanks to the generosity of our supporters that we were able to treat these pets, along with thousands more.
We couldn't have helped these poorly pets without the incredible support of people who donate, buy from our shops, volunteer their time and fundraise for us.
Here is what your support helps us achieve every year:
- Treat 470,000 pets
- Run 48 Pet Hospitals
- Help 1.7 million families
- Carry out 1.8 million treatments
- Save 232 lives every day
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