Scotsman owner hopes to enlist the help of supervet Noel Fitzpatrick to help her puppy, who was born just three paws.

Jessica Logue, from Aberdeen, believes an Irish TV vet will be able to help eight-week-old Frankie and save him from a full leg amputated.

Cocker spaniel Frankie was born in a litter of seven in July and was the only puppy born from deformation.

Jessica, 26, immediately fell in love with the adorable dog after meeting him and brought him home to live with her three other dogs, Murphy, Toby and Paddy.

After taking him to the vet, Jessica was shocked to be advised that a full leg amputation might be the best option option for Frankie.

The canine hydrotherapy worker ended up buying a tiny doggy boot that is typically used in the winter and stuffed the bottom with memory foam to help Frankie balance and run as normal.

And now Jessica is hoping to get help from Noel, who specializes in bionic surgery and has previously operated on dogs using a prosthesis called PerFiTS.

During the operation, the metal implant is fused to the skeleton, which means permanent fixation to the bones.

This will mean Frankie will be able to keep his leg but will have a prosthesis attached to the ankle area using a ground-breaking procedure.

Speaking today, Jessica said: “Frankie is only eight weeks old and a woman from work came in and mentioned she had just had a litter of puppies.

“I heard that one of the front legs was missing and immediately I pricked up my ears and I thought I was going to have him.

“I went and visited him [Frankie] every week so he got used to me and now he is at home with me and his three brothers.

“It was my idea to give him a boot as the vets were leaning towards the amputation route, but I thought we had to come up with a solution or at least exhaust all options.

Frankie is only eight weeks old, but he was born with only three legs. Written by: Jessica Logue

“I thought the dogs were getting snow boots, so I might try one of the ones with a bit of foam and it seems to work, although Frankie is still wondering what it is.

“I sent Noel a message on Instagram, so hopefully he’ll see it, but at the same time, I don’t know if he’ll see it.”

The dog lover also shared images of her beloved pet on Facebook on Sunday, writing: “Frankie is now at home with his three new brothers.

“Frankie is a very special little boy, he was born without his front right leg.

“I am determined to give Frankie a better life. I work at a K9 hydrotherapy center so when he’s old enough he can swim to build up his strength without hurting his joints.

“The vet has talked about amputation, but we want to exhaust all options before going down that route.

“Prosthetics may be an option, but only when he is fully grown.

“So we have the boot, I filled the bottom with memory foam to help balance it, it’s not perfect but it’s a start.

“We need some training to keep him from chewing, but he’s already starting to balance on Frank’s shoulders.

“I sent a message to super veteran Noel Fitzpatrick, the chances of him seeing the message are zero, but we have to try and get it right.

Frankie the cocker spaniel
Frankie likes to relax in various places, including the scales. Written by: Jessica Logue

“With the help of your boys, we can get his story out there.”

The post received over 700 likes and over 100 comments from dog owners who were delighted with Frankie.

One said: “My heart melted. He’s just perfect, and you’re going to be the best mom ever.”

Another said: “He’s adorable. He will be so loved.’

A third added: “He is absolutely stunning. Hopefully Noel or his former colleagues will see your message and be able to help the little guy. Keep us posted and good luck.”

Another commented: “God, he’s adorable.”

While a fifth replied: “Great, hope supervet Noel Fitzpatrick sees your post.”

Noel, originally from Ballyfin in Ireland, moved to Guildford in Surrey where he set up Fitzpatrick Referrals in 1993.

The 54-year-old became an instant household name after his surgery appeared on the popular Channel 4 show The Supervet.

He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author of a number of animal books and an animated children’s book called Wetman and His Bionic Animal Clan.

Fitzpatrick Referrals today explained that the company does not discuss patient details due to its privacy policy.

A spokesperson said: “It is our policy not to share patients (prospective, current or past) with third parties as we maintain strict confidentiality.”

Scots dog owner hoping to enlist help from Supervet to help three pawed pup

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