On a Saturday morning, the Darwin Animal Doctors were called into the clinic for an emergency. Rushing to work, the Doctors were greeted by Luna, a beautiful Pitbull mix who had found herself with a fish hook stuck through her upper lip. A painful and nasty experience for any dog, the Doctors were glad the owner came so quickly to have the situation taken care of. As you can probably imagine, a fish hook cannot just be pulled back through, due to the nasty barb which sticks out the side of the hook at the end.
The Doctors had to sedate Luna, and figure out how to remove the hook without giving the pup an unwanted lip piercing! Dr Carmen was able to make a small incision over the hook so as to slowly and carefully remove it without further damaging the poor pup. The procedure was a success, and Luna was given a reversal of the anesthesia and went home happily, once again able to eat and enjoy her day.
…And the Doctors were able to return to their weekend!