This is Guinness. He suffered injuries in an encounter with a black bear. Guinness may have been attempting to defend his home. Unfortunately, the bear inflicted serious damage by grabbing and shaking the dog’s head. When he arrived at our clinic, Guinness had serious open scalp wounds, damage to his skull, and puncture wounds from the bear’s teeth. Dr. Davis performed nearly 90 minutes of surgery, but it was still uncertain if Guinness would survive, due to the severity of the injuries.
We are happy to announce that, after several days of post-operative care, Guinness has returned home to complete his recovery. His owners report he is doing very well.