A SAUSAGE dog ballooned to three times his size when an injury caused him to fill with air.

Four-year-old dachshund Trevor ‘blew up like a balloon’ after a mystery hole punctured his windpipe.

Owner Fran Jennings runs the Pets Animal Hotel in Lymm.

The mum-of-three said: “We came down one day and found Trevor in a bad state - he literally looked like he’d blown up like a balloon and we had no idea what had happened.

“He was three times the size he should have been.”

Fran’s daughter Jessica added: “When I saw Trevor he looked like a big fat seal.

“His whole body was like a blob and you couldn’t tell his face from his neck.”

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Trevor was taken to Beech House Veterinary Surgery on Wilderspool Causeway, where staff had ‘never seen anything quite like it’.

The dog was stitched up and deflated by vet Michelle Coward.

She said: “Surgery was the only way to repair the injury but, due to its location, there was a significant risk of complications.

“I have never seen a case like this before, and it was a new surgery for me.

“Trevor’s surgery went well - he made a quick recovery and was monitored in the hospital.

“When he came back for his check-ups following the surgery he was very bouncy and happy.

“He’s a great character and everybody loves him - he was a pleasure to nurse.

“It was certainly an interesting case, and one that is unusual as far as I understand.”

Trevor’s regular vet Rachel Dean, of fellow Willows Veterinary Group site Lymm Veterinary Surgery, described the pooch as a ‘gentle and lovely dog’ who ‘gets excited whenever given a fuss’.

Jessica added: “He’s a little sweetie - he’s always running about happy, he looks like he has a big smile on his face and he’s very cheeky.

“He’s also quite mischievous and often gets up to trouble - that’s why we’ve nicknamed him Tricky Trevor.

“You know straight away whenever there’s anything wrong with him.

“But now he’s back to his normal self, chasing the chickens, and we wouldn’t have him any other way.”