Having pets can be the same as having children.
Owners always make sure their furry companions are fed, groomed, loved, and well-taken care of.
A man’s life was changed forever when he lost his nose and limbs after his loving dog licked his face.
Pet owner Grge Manteufel had contracted a rare blood infection, which meant he had to have his arms and legs amputated, and also his nose.
And despite what happened, he remains loyal to his dog Ellie.
He also admitted that his furry friend had licked him.
Manteufel was rushed to hospital on June 26 complaining of a fever and feeling fatigued. Doctors then discovered that he had a severe blood infection caused by capnocytophaga, bacteria found in the mouths of cats and dogs.
Even though it was likely that the infection came from his dog, the family chose not to get Ellie tested to check if she caused the condition.
Manteufel said that he had been around many dogs before he became sick, so he couldn’t be sure if it would be Ellie that caused it.
“We weren’t going to get rid of her if it was her that caused it anyway. We just love her to death,” he said to Time.
Speaking to Fox 6, he said: “I couldn’t wait to see her when I got out of the hospital. We don’t want people to be scared of their dogs because of what happened to me.
“I’ve been around dogs my whole life, having them lick at me in my face and hands and everywhere,” he explained.
Manteufel added: “The doctors told me I could have probably hit the lottery five times that day before I should have got what I got that day from a dog.”
He can now use cutlery, cut food, use a remote control, and open door knobs. He is currently waiting for surgery to correct his nose.
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