Tiny puppy survived heart surgery at Wakefield vets

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A TINY Yorkshire terrier puppy has undergone complex life-saving heart surgery.

Five-month old puppy Charlie was born with a serious heart murmur and would not have survived if it had been left untreated.

His owner Emily Lockwood, 18, of Castleford, said: “I am so happy to have him home and I cannot thank the vets enough for what they have done.”

Wakefield Chantry Vets practice manager Victoria Lee said: “We were all thrilled to see Charlie making an excellent recovery after the procedure.

“The surgery was very complex and was made even more difficult due to Charlie’s diminutive size.

“The anaesthesia for this procedure was also complicated and Charlie required state of the art monitoring.”