Tuesday, April 27, 2010

X-ray of the Month: Australian Boxer Survives Nail Gun Shot to Brain

An Australian Boxer named Max has good reason to thank his lucky stars this week after surviving an injury that would normally be considered fatal. Tim Horvat was putting the finishing touches on a deck project when Max ran a little too close to the end of his nail gun, intercepting a nail intended for a very different target. Horvat initially thought the gun had missed Max, but ended up rushing the dog to the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre after noticing a nail head protruding from his skull.

Max is recovering nicely after vets performed a craniectomy to remove the nail from his brain, and the Horvat's are now in possession of a remarkable souvenir pic:

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  1. That is one lucky dog! I'll bet his owner felt sick!

  2. Ouch! Glad Max is OK. We boxers are tough. :)

  3. Anonymous7:50 PM

    That is one lucky doggie, for sure! I prolly would've gone right on to the Bridge cuz my mom would've passed out right then and there. I bet that Max doesn't get to play outside anymore when they're doing home improvements projects.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  4. Ouch!
    Glad to know he is doing well!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Yikes! But that's quite the picture...
    Max is a lucky dog to have survived a nail to the skull....

  6. holy crap! max is a very fortunate dog. i'm glad he's going to be alright.

    the booker man's mama

  7. Lucky pup - those nail guns are dangerous tools.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. oh ouch! glad he is okay. He is lucky.
    you always share the best dog videos. I just came across this. it is not new, maybe you've post it in the past. It brought tears to my eyes.

  9. Tim will never look at his nail gun then same way again. Lucky Max!

  10. Wow! I've never seen a dog x-ray before. Poor pooch!

  11. That is amazing! I bet that's the most expensive picture they'll ever get of their dog!

    Thanks for offering to help promote my dog swap. You suggested creating a button to promote it even more. That's a wonderful idea but I have no clue how to do that!

  12. OMG! Note to self stay away from two-legger when they have nail gun!