When two month old Teddie was handed into Birmingham Dogs Home in October 2020 it was clear that he had a severe disability and was in need of urgent medical attention. Teddie’s front legs were completely splayed, meaning he was unable to walk or even stand. Teddie has “swimmers syndrome”, a development deformity and as a consequence of lying on his chest for prolonged periods he has severe breathing problems too.
Since being at Birmingham Dogs Home Teddie has had a Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome operation to help him breath, intensive physiotherapy to help him to stand and he now has splints fitted to his front legs as he learns to walk. His life-saving treatment has cost £3,800 to-date. He still has a long journey of recovery ahead with more surgery likely following his CT scan results.