A SICK puppy who was unable to walk due to severe neurological conditions is now back on her feet after expert treatment at a Basildon animal hospital. 

Bella, a two-month-old Italian greyhound, was rushed to the Southfields Veterinary Specialist, in Gardiners Lane South, after her shocked owners found her unable to walk at all. 

The puppy had suffered a skull fracture causing blood to compress on her brain and left her needing emergency treatment. 

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Southfields as an emergency after her very concerned owners found her unable to walk and yelping.

“The surgery was challenging as Bella was so tiny at the time of the operation, and it’s also quite rare to perform this type of procedure.

“Following discussion with Bella’s owners about the risks and benefits of surgery, it was opted for Bella to undergo decompressive surgery.

“A cranioplasty is when the void in the skull must be covered with a titanium plate. This was custom-made during the surgery, and she will live with this plate for all her life.

“Bella required a lot of care and attention, and the neurology and the wards team were heavily involved in her treatment and recovery.

“She needed extensive physiotherapy to help. She gradually improved and was able to move all four limbs again.

“We are extremely pleased with her recovery, and we hope she will continue to improve over the coming months.”