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. 

 

Dogs

Read about the poorly pooches we've helped.

Wilma

One-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Wilma, needed urgent treatment at PDSA after getting hold of an inhaler.

Wilma's story

Ziggy

Ziggy, the Shih Tzu, needed emergency surgery at Manchester PDSA after his left eye ruptured, causing him great pain.

Ziggy's story

Buddy

Buddy, a three-year-old Staffy, was diagnosed with a condition called dry eye after he developed red, weepy and inflamed eyes.

Buddy’s story

Willow

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.

Willow's story

Oliver

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.

Oliver's story

Roma

Roma, a seven-year-old Dachshund from Brighton, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2022 and requires regular medication to manage her condition.

Roma's story

Pip

8-year-old Patterdale Terrier Pip received life-saving treatment at PDSA after another dog bit her and severely injured her jaw.

Pip's story

Boomi

11-month-old puppy, Boomi, needed emergency care after being badly bitten by a larger dog.

Boomi's story

Loki

PDSA Vets performed life-saving surgery on Loki, a tennis-loving dog, after he swallowed two balls.

Loki's story

Mazikine

Four-year-old Mazikine had life-saving surgery at PDSA after swallowing 14 screws.

Mazikine's story

Shenzi

Three-year-old Dalmatian, Shenzi, narrowly escaped death after swallowing a six-inch bamboo kebab skewer she discovered in a bin.

Shenzi’s story

Charlie

PDSA Vets save sweet-toothed crossbreed, Charlie, after she got her paws on a whopping 1kg of chocolate mini eggs.

Charlie’s story

Misty

Five-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy, Misty, is on the mend thanks to PDSA Vets.

Misty's story

Bertie

PDSA Vets help to manage Bertie’s recurring nose problems.

Bertie's story

Tinkerbelle

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.

Tinkerbelle's story

Sunny

Six-year-old Sunny, a Red Fox Labrador from Glasgow, narrowly escaped death after getting his paws on a beef bone.

Sunny's story

Winnie

A five-month-old pup is able to feel the love this Valentine’s Day after surviving a complex and life-saving heart surgery.

Winnie's story

Billy

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.

Billy’s story

Titch

Titch, a four-month-old Staffordshire Bull-Terrier began chewing on the sparkly ornament, swallowing pieces of plastic as well as bits of tinsel.

Titch's story

Roscoe

13-year-old American bulldog Roscoe weighed in at a whopping 75kg when his owner took him for a consultation at PDSA.

Roscoe's story

Reggie

Dalmatian dodges death after scoffing pack of Christmas After Eights

Reggie's story

Shabba

Glasgow pup Shabba needed emergency treatment when he devoured a chocolate version of ‘Elf on the Shelf’.

Shabba's story

Fifi

Fifi receives ongoing life-saving treatment from PDSA for her multiple health conditions

Fifi's Story

Clover

Clover receives life-saving treatment at PDSA for a deadly disease

Clover's story

Bunty

Sweet-toothed pooch, Bunty, needed emergency treatment after devouring a chocolate Easter brownie.

Bunty's story

Cooper

Five-month-old Jack Russell terrier, Cooper, fell off the bed and suffered a break to his back left leg.

Cooper's story

Rex

4-month-old Labrador, Rex, narrowly missed a punctured stomach after getting his paws on a large rib bone from a Chinese takeaway.

Rex's story

Daisy

12-week old Bichon Frise cross puppy, Daisy, needed emergency surgery after swallowing twenty coins.

Daisy's story

Daisy

12-year-old Labrador Retriever, Daisy, needed emergency life-saving surgery to remove hundreds of stones from her bladder.

Daisy's story

Buzz Lightyear

Three-year-old cross breed, Buzz Lightyear, suddenly started having seizures that led to his new diagnosis of epilepsy.

Buzz Lightyear's Story

Hetty

Hetty was rushed to Bradford PDSA for emergency treatment for a painful anal gland abscess.

Hetty's story

Alfie

Alfie lives with heartbeat disease and requires heart medication to keep his condition stable.

Alfie's Story

Hugo

Hugo dodges death after eating six packs of chocolate coins and their foil wrappers

Hugo's story

Ghost

A four-month-old Doberman puppy called Ghost needed life-saving treatment after polishing off an entire advent calendar.

Ghost's story

Nelly

PDSA vets have saved an eight-year-old border terrier after a freak accident left her caught under the wheels of a van.

Nelly's story

Dallace

Dallace is saved from a life-threatening intestinal condition.

Dallace's story

Milo

Three- year-old pooch Milo went through life-saving surgery to retrieve a face mask stuck in his stomach.

Milo's story

Pickle

PDSA saves Pickle from deadly womb infection

Pickle's story

Mylo

PDSA vets have saved a ten-month-old Siberian Husky called Mylo when he became ill after after eating a discarded facemask.

Mylo's story

Dre

PDSA vets have saved a one-year-old dog called Dre after a wooden stick became lodged under his tongue.

Dre's story

Paris

PDSA vets warn dog owners to take care during walks after Paris fell victim to Alabama Rot

Paris' story

Narla

PDSA vets have saved a seven-month-old German Shepherd called Narla after she ate a lethal amount of dark chocolate and raisins.

Narla's story

Pax

PDSA vets have saved a Husky-cross called Pax when he became ill after swallowing a tennis ball.

Pax's story

Bruno

PDSA vets have saved a seven-month-old Rottweiler called Bruno after he caught a life-threatening virus.

Bruno’s story

Marley

PDSA vets have saved a five-year-old dog called Marley after he became impaled on a stick during a game of fetch.

Marley's story

Honey

PDSA vets have saved a nine-year old Dogue de Bordeaux after she suffered from a deadly twisted stomach.

Honey's story

Jethro

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.

Jethro's story

Rocky

PDSA vets have saved a nine-month old crossbreed puppy after he swallowed a stick that was half the length of his body.

Rocky's story

Poppy

Poppy needed emergency surgery after being badly bitten by another dog during a walk.

Poppy's story

Nels

PDSA vets provided life-saving care for Nels after he ingested a foil packet of tablets.

Nels' story

Finlay

Finlay was fighting for his life after his body temperature soared to a life threatening 108°F.

Finlay's story

Krug

Krug needed emergency surgery after swallowing a whole corn-on-the-cob

Krug's story

Ruffin

Manchester PDSA has been a lifeline for Ruffin, whose recurring health conditions mean he needs constant check ups at the vets.

Ruffin's story

Biscuit

Biscuit needed urgent treatment after eating a fatal amount of chocolate.

Biscuit's story

Winston

Winston needed an emergency operation after suffering a deadly twisted stomach.

Winston's story

Thea

Thea had been neglected and attacked by an older dog when she was brought to PDSA for life-saving care.

Thea's story

Ellie

It was a race against time for Ellie after she became ill with a deadly womb infection.

Ellie's story

Cats

Some of our feline friends who have needed our care.

Charlie

A two-year-old cat, Charlie, was transferred to Manchester PDSA Pet Hospital for suspected road traffic accident injuries.

Charlie’s story

Shadow

A three-year-old cat, Shadow, needed urgent treatment at Thamesmead PDSA Pet Hospital after becoming impaled onto a ten-inch-long bamboo stick.

Shadow's story

Charlie

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.

Mittens

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.

Mittens’ story

Coco

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.

Coco’s story

Boo

Tabby cat Boo was lucky to survive after the stress from fireworks caused a nearly fatal blockage in his bladder.

Boo’s story

Ginge

PDSA Vets treated 6-year-old cat Ginge after finding a 10cm blade of grass up his nose.

Ginge’s story

CupCake

CupCake, a three-year-old cat, was severely injured after she was trapped in a rabbit snare.

CupCake’s story

Savi

Thanks to PDSA Vets, 11-month-old cat Savi is back on all four paws again after getting his toe stuck in a plughole.

Savi’s story

Custard

Charismatic cat, Custard, needed emergency treatment at PDSA after being transferred for a blocked bladder.

Custard's story

Harry

Harry, a four-year-old cat, is now pain-free and adjusting to life on three legs thanks to the help of PDSA Vets.

Harry's story

Leo

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.

Leo's story

Oreo

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.

Oreo's story

Bounty

Bounty needed surgery to treat a lump that had become infected

Bounty's Story

Milo

Two-year-old cat Milo needed surgery to treat his injuries after falling off a wardrobe

Milo's story

Oreo

Cherished kitten, Oreo, is given “a new lease of life” after PDSA Vets removed his ruptured eye.

Oreo's story

Rosie

A family’s five-year-old cat, Rosie, was saved by PDSA after she was seriously injured in a suspected road traffic accident.

Rosie's story

Billy

PDSA vets saved Billy’s life after a suspected road traffic accident.

Billy's story

Jiggy

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.

Jiggy's story

Toots Moore

PDSA vets saved seven-year-old cat, Toots, who was suffering from severe pyometra, a potentially fatal womb infection.

Toots Moore's story

Timmy

14-year-old cat Timmy was rushed to New Cross PDSA Pet Hospital after coming home with his jaw hanging open.

Timmy's story

Muta

One-year-old cat Muta needed emergency surgery after swallowing a baby’s dummy.

Muta's story

Felix

Felix the cat was critically ill due to a problem with his waterworks

Felix's story

Lightning

Eleven-year-old Lightning the cat had to have her back leg amputated by PDSA vets after suffering a devastating injury.

Lightning's story

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.

Twilight and Calypso's story

Simba

Simba survives serious injuries from a suspected road traffic accident

Simba's story

Hans

Ten-year-old cat Hans survived major surgery to remove his eyes and is reunited with his loving owner thanks to PDSA vets.

Hans' story

Louie

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.

Louie's story

Shams

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.

Shams' story

Teddy Bear

PDSA vets have saved a seven-year-old cat after a horrific airgun attack resulted in his leg needing amputation.

Teddy Bear's story

Perci

PDSA vets have saved a two-year-old tabby after he was hit by a car and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Perci's story

Nugget

Nugget was saved by PDSA vets after falling 30-foot from a second-storey window.

Nugget's story

Albert

Albert needed life-saving surgery after being trapped under the bonnet of a moving car for twenty minutes.

Albert's story

Irwin

Irwin's life saved by PDSA after eating hairbands

Irwin's story

Saturn

When Saturn's owner found him in the garden unable to walk, she had to turn to PDSA for life-saving surgery.

Saturn's story

Toby

Toby's owner was distraught after finding Toby covered in blood, with bite marks to his ear and a broken jaw.

Toby's story

Luna

Plucky kitten Luna got more than she bargained for when she found some lilies.

Luna's story

Buddy

When Buddy ran out in front of a car, his owner feared the worst.

Buddy's story

Jay

When Jay didn't come home one day, his owner had no idea he'd gotten into trouble on the train tracks.

Jay's story

Small pets

Find out more about some of the small pets who have needed our help.

Belle

Belle suffered from ovarian cysts that needed to be removed with careful surgery.

Belle's story

Jibbles

Jibbles, a five-year-old rabbit, needed emergency treatment after getting into a packet of chocolate digestive biscuits.

Jibbles' story

Willow

5-month-old rabbit Willow received emergency treatment from PDSA vets for her overgrown teeth.

Willow's story

Nora

PDSA vets came to the rescue after an 8-month old bunny broke her leg.

Nora's story

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 over 430,000 pets
  • Run 48 Pet Hospitals
  • Help 1.7 million families
  • Carry out 2.2 million treatments
  • We care for 4,800 pets every working day

 

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