A dog that showed signs of a brain tumor was found to have a 7cm needle sitting on its neck.
Toby, a 1
X-rays later showed that the needle had thwarted his brain of the eye blade.
But Edinburgh's surgeons got it and Toby continued to heal.
Owner Alexander Jamieson, from Beauly, near Inverness, says: "We feel that without the help of Edinburgh experts, Toby is not here today.
" The care and he's taken care of is not in this world and we are happy to see him back to his old self. "
Toby was referred to the clinic specialist at the University of Edinburgh's Clinic for Small Animals at the Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies where vets performed a CT scan to assess any major injuries in his spinal cord in August 2018.
They saw that sewing needle – which had a thread attached – was dangerously close to his brain.
Toby was now taken to the point where he is able to walk and run normally.
Do not know how the needle ended with Toby's neck but the vet doubts that he might eat or put his head on it.
Samantha Woods, senior lecturer, and Jessica McCarthy, senior clinical training scholar in small told Ms. Woods: "We are really pleased to see Toby back to full health, thanks to the joint effort of his vet and our specialists teams here in Edinburgh. "