Distended Cheshire Dachshund Deflated By Vets – BBC
It’s the wurst thing that can happen to a sausage dog – ending up looking more like a meatball.
The four-year-old pet, named Trevor, went from wiener to whopper when a hole in its windpipe left air trapped under its skin in a rare condition.
But vets soon had the distended dachshund back to its saveloy-like self after a minor operation to “deflate” it from three times its normal size.
“He’d blown up like a balloon,” said owner Fran Jennings.
Worried Ms Jennings, from Lymm in Cheshire, rushed the animal to an emergency vet after it bloated and began to suffer breathing difficulties.