A puppy brought back from almost complete paralysis by the skill and dedication of veterinary staff has become an internet sensation as she searches for a permanent home.

Honey
Disabled dog Honey’s hunt for a home has made her an internet sensation.

Dogue De Bordeaux, Honey, became paralysed from the neck down as a result of the potentially-fatal lungworm parasite (Angiostrongylus vasorum) and was taken to the Millennium Veterinary Practice in Braintree, Essex.

After months of physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and around-the-clock care from veterinary nurses Steph Gowers and Hannah Bourn, Honey has beaten the odds and, although still wobbly on her back legs, is now able to move independently.

Online superstar

Honey’s heartwarming story was placed online with an appeal to find her a new home. The video has been viewed more than 200,000 times in just four days, with 1,500 shares on Facebook.

The “Be Lungworm Aware” campaign, led by Bayer Animal Health, which aims to raise awareness of the parasite, is supporting Honey’s search for a “forever home” by providing treatment and food until her new owner is found.

Bayer Animal Health, will also pay the physiotherapy costs for the first year after Honey’s adoption to assist the new owners with her further recovery.

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