The Great Dane who was voted the world’s largest dog by Guinness World Records had to have his right front leg amputated to survive bone cancer, for which vets gave him just three months to live without the procedure .
“It was very overwhelming, very overwhelming. I was down [par le diagnostic]owner Brittany Davis, of Bedford, Texas, told local media WFAA, according to the New York Post on Friday.
Despite his young age, young Zeus, 3 years old, had to go under the knife on Friday to have his right front leg amputated, in order to prevent his aggressive bone cancer from spreading further, reported the American media.
In total, the removed leg weighed 11 pounds, according to the “New York Post.”
“The doctor said it couldn’t have gone better. […] He’s awake from the anesthesia and takes a bunch of painkillers, but he’s fine. After the operation, they put a t-shirt on the patients, but they didn’t have one big enough for Zeus, so his oncologist literally gave his own shirt,” the woman recounted on a crowdfunding page, to help pay vet bills.
Standing at 3 feet 5 inches on four legs – rising to 7 feet when standing – the dog made headlines last year by becoming the largest dog in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
The Great Dane, who reportedly consumes 12 cups of dog food daily, is large enough to drink water directly from the kitchen faucet, the New York Post said.