It’s tough for dog owners to see their animals get injured. However, it’s a lot harder when dog owners hear news about their beloved pet dog get into an accident while they’re out of town. As a dog owner, hearing news about your dog getting involved in an accident and getting injured can be quite worrying. You’ll definitely expect the worst.
A dog named Bentley was involved in an accident where he got hit by a car. Bentley’s owners, Garrett and Andra, were away on a mission trip in Haiti when they heard about the accident. Bentley’s dad, Garrett, was anxious when he heard that Bentley was in a tragic accident that required one of his back legs to be amputated.
Garrett is a runner who often took Bentley on runs to train for marathons. Bentley was his running buddy, and hearing about amputation was really hard for Garrett to accept. The couple decided to cut their mission trip short and rushed back home from Haiti.
In most cases, dog owners would choose euthanasia over surgery. However, Garrett and Andra know that Bentley still has a lot of love to give, and they decided to get Bentley a life-saving operation to save his life even if it means having one of his legs amputated.
Fortunately, dogs are very adaptable creatures. They can learn how to live normally even when they’re missing a limb. After a few sessions of therapy, Bentley adjusted to walking with one missing leg, and he’s still the same loving and sweet dog that he was before the accident.
The veterinarian who performed the surgery, Dr. Jeff Young, stated that it could be very emotional for dog owners when they first see their pet after the amputation. However, it’s all a matter of accepting and getting the owner past the initial shock.
Bentley adjusted rather quickly and made a full recovery. Despite missing one leg, Bentley doesn’t mind missing one leg at all. Bentley’s just happy that his parents are back home. Here’s a heartwarming video showing Bentley’s courage and determination to learn to live with three legs.
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