Niketa Hayes, 27, took her dog Charlie to PDSA vets in Derby and claims she was told her dog and puppies were healthy – just hours before she received the heartbreaking news
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A mother is devastated after taking her pregnant dog to the vet for a cesarean – only for all seven puppies to tragically die.
Niketa Hayes, 27, says she took her dog Charlie to PDSA vets and claims she was told her dog and puppies were healthy just hours before hearing the heartbreaking news.
She took her highly pregnant dog to the vet on April 7 this year after deciding to get one of the pet’s symptoms checked out. DerbyshireLive reported.
Charlie had become pregnant after a trip to the park ended with another dog catching up to her.
The pooch wasn’t bred for money and it was an accidental pregnancy, Niketa said.
Niketa said, “My bitch was pregnant and was due in about two or three days and she was shedding significant mucus from below.”
“I didn’t know if that was normal or not, so I took her PDSA to ask her.
“The vet took her for a scan and he said everything seems fine and all the heartbeats are strong but we think it’s best if we get a C-section approved.”
After she signed the papers, Charlie was taken to have a cesarean and Niketa then called to check on her dogs.
She said, “I waited a few hours and didn’t hear from them, so I called them and the vet came on the phone and said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you all seven puppies are dead'”.
When the mother questioned the pups’ deaths, she claimed she was told the litter was weak.
However, Niketa, from Derby, said she was told before the operation that all the puppies were in good health and had strong heartbeats.
A PDSA spokesman said: “We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie’s puppies and would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family.
“Due to the confidentiality regulations of the customer, we cannot comment on individual cases.
“We aim to provide a caring and professional service at all times and our veterinarians and zookeepers work to the highest Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) guidelines and standards.
“We take all complaints very seriously and would encourage Ms Hayes to get in touch with us directly so we can discuss the situation with her.”
In a related case, another Derby pet owner, Alina O’Malley, 26, was heartbroken after she said her 13 purebred puppies had died at a veterinary surgery following an operation by their mother.
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