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Puppy saved after swallowing 20 coins
Daisy is said to be recovering and healing well.

PDSA vets shocked after x-ray revealed that Daisy had eaten a total of £2.68

A canine coin thief has had a lucky escape after swallowing £2.68 from her owner's purse.

Daisy, a bichon frise cross, was brought into the care of PDSA's Derby Pet Hospital after her owner became concerned about her frequent vomiting and inappentance. Strangely, she had also noticed a two-pence coin in her vomit.

Following an examination, vets conducted an x-ray and were stunned to find that Daisy had wolfed down a total of 20 coins. Among them included 12 one-pence coins, three five-pence coins, two 20-pence coins and two one-pound coins.

The team operated on Daisy to remove the money, and thankfully she could go home the next day with painkillers and antibiotics.

PDSA vet nurse, Sally Frith, said: “Daisy has broken a new record - we couldn’t believe the number of coins she’d managed to eat, especially for such a tiny puppy!

"The coins had been causing a blockage which, if left, could have been fatal, so it’s a good job her owner brought her into PDSA when she did. Daisy has been back for check-ups, and we’re pleased she’s recovering and healing well."

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VMG president joins House of Lords

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 Miles Russell, president of the Veterinary Management Group (VMG), has been elected to the House of Lords as a crossbench hereditary peer.

He will join Lord Trees as a representative of the veterinary sector in the second chamber of the UK parliament.

Lord Russell said: "Those of us working in the animal health and veterinary sectors are only too aware of the importance of the work we do and the challenges we face.

"I will use my platform in the House of Lords to increase understanding of our sectors and to promote positive change." 

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