While there’s always a slight concern for dogs’ tendencies to lick everything in sight, one family learned they needed to look after their family pet a little more closely.
Caine, a lovable mutt from the Chicago area, was recently involved in a painful accident when he licked a paper shredder, causing him to lose his tongue on New Year’s Day, according to PeoplePets.com.
Pat Taylor, who was caring for the dog while her daughter Ashley was away, quickly rushed the beloved dog to the emergency veterinarian care facility, where the staff suggested he would have to be put down.
The Taylor’s decided to go the alternative route and have a feeding tube inserted to the dog’s stomach. Against all odds, Caine is doing surprisingly well since the procedure.
"[Caine] was different at first but he’s getting back to normal now," Ashley told the news provider. "Other than the tube bothering him occasionally, he’s himself, just a little more tired."
Ashley has also created a blog that tracks Caine’s progress as he continues to improve. Readers are encouraged to donate money that can be used towards providing Caine proper pet care.