Vet assistant hits a tiny Shih Tzu dog and knocks it out – then has to perform CPR to resuscitate it
- The vet’s assistant uses both hands in a bizarre attack on the tiny Shih Tzu
- Staff at the clinic in Colombia perform CPR on the pet to bring it back to life
- Teo’s owner said when she came to pick her pet up he looked ‘depressed’
- The little dog was taken to another vet who confirmed Teo had been struck
A vet’s assistant clobbered a tiny Shih Tzu dog and knocked it unconscious, before he rushed to perform CPR to resuscitate it.
The incident took place at the ‘El Country’ clinic in the city of Barranquilla in the north-western Colombian department of Atlantico.
In the footage, the veterinary assistant is seen talking with a colleague as he prepares to groom the Shih Tzu named Teo on the counter.
The assistant strikes the Shih Tzu with both hands around the side of the head, knocking it unconscious at the ‘El Country’ clinic in the city of Barranquilla
Other staff members at the ‘El Country’ clinic gather around to assist in reviving the little dog
For no obvious reason he whacks the animal around the head with both hands and Teo is sprawled motionless on the table.
The owner (pictured) took her Shih Tzu to another vet who was able to confirm that Teo had indeed been struck around the head
The worried assistant springs to action trying to resuscitate the dog with chest compressions as his colleague watches on with concern before going to get help.
At the end of the clip, the three men are seen standing over the Shih Tzu, trying to reanimate the small dog.
According to Teo’s owner, the dog looking ‘depressed’ with a ‘distant stare’ when she arrived to pick it up.
However, the vet said that the Shih Tzu was fine so she decided to take Teo to another clinic for checks where it was discovered that the dog had received a hard blow.
The unnamed dog owner reported the case to the local authorities and the CCTV footage revealed that the worker had hit the animal.
The owner uploaded the footage after she called police.
Meanwhile, the veterinary clinic’s owner has apologised for what happened and confirmed that the worker in the footage has been sacked.
It is unclear whether the matter is being investigated further.