A Dundee woman’s efforts to save her family’s dog have paid off after the Great Dane was approved for surgery as part of Channel 4 show The Supervet.
Zeus, believed to be the largest dog in Scotland, suffers from Wobbler Syndrome, a debilitating and painful illness that makes it difficult to walk.
Kerry Stewart has been busy fundraising, as well as taking Zeus for various scans and consultations around the UK.
This week she was given the news that the gigantic pet will be operated on by Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, described as one of the UK’s top veterinarians.
Kerry said: “The last time we went down to see him we were filmed, and there will likely be some more of that before he appears on TV.
“We were told it won’t be this season he will appear on, but the one after that.
“A date for his operation has been set for May 30 and we’ll go down to Surrey the day before.
“We’ve got to pay on picking him up and the insurance will cover some of the cost, but not all of it.
“I just hope everything goes well.”
Zeus’s bill for the operation is almost as colossal as him, currently stranding at £15,000.
The pooch is a former show star and belongs to Kerry’s mum Veronica Mcleod and her partner David McKellar.
The five-year-old first began having problems walking last year, and just before Christmas he had surgery, which was unsuccessful.
In 2017, his condition worsened and he now needs a sling to help him take the few steps that he is able to do without falling.
Wobbler Syndrome a disease of the spine within the neck, resulting in poor transmission of nerve signals between the brain and the body.
It tends to affect large and giant breed such as Great Danes and Doberman Pinschers.