In the beautiful autumn weather on 11th October, Anikó Nagy was taking her usual afternoon stroll with her two dogs, Brunó and Emma. Their mood was great and Brunó was chasing his ball on the streamside when suddenly a third, unknown dog appeared. It did not have a leash or a collar and started to pick at the retired guide dog, Emma. At first, it seemed like that it was only playing with Brunó.
Once Brunó, most probably he was chasing his ball, jumped into the stream and spent a considerably long time there. However, after a few calls he ran back to his owner. The unrestful unknown dog stayed with them and accompanied them until the gate where he could be ruled out only with a cod. Anikó called the animal protection but the unknown dog got scared from the neighbour’s car and ran away.
In the meanwile, it turned out that Brunó’s leg had an open wound on it. Anikó suspects that the unknown dog also played a great part in the incident as she was not able to call Brunó back in time. Brunó was taken to the vet where it was revealed that his wrist and paw opened up and he needed to have a surgery in the hospital of the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest. His owner said that he was calm while the cannula was inserted for anesthetics and then he received the necessary soporific for the surgery. His owner was sent out only when Brunó was taken into surgery. Anikó adds that according to her request, she was immediately called in after the surgery and had the chance to be with Brunó while he was slowly waking up.
After the surgery it was revealed that Brunó’s paw had been cut twice when he supposedly stepped or jumped on a piece of glass, which later migth have also cut his wrist. After his surgery Brunó was already trying to run with more or less success on Friday afternoon.
Ten days after the accident, his paw opened once again so even though his sutures were removed he had to get a new bandage. The hardest part will come after the bandage is removed, as he cannot lick his wound. Brunó cannot perform his duty duing next week as jumping on and off vehicles would not be good for his paws. Anikó explained that the enforced rest is a real punishment for such a work-loving guide dog like Brunó.
“My dog’s injury shows that it is great irresponsibility to throw away glass or not to watch after one’s dog.” Since Brunó is a guide dog, Anikó explained that she has to postpone some of her schedule which makes this a hard time for both of them.
We wish you a speedy recovery, Brunó!