Honestly dear the Viagra is for the dog

Ah Viagra – our modern day wonder pill that has probably saved more than a few marriages now has a new use that I am pretty sure no one would have thought of – saving a dog’s life. Yes folks it appears that the little blue pill has saved the life of Bentley a Springer spaniel in Highgate England.

The dog’s owner discovered that Bentley was suffering from a deadly case of lungworm when he took the dog into his local PetVet veterinary clinic. Vet Ben Harris discovered that the parasites has spread to seven-year-old Bentley’s pulmonary artery and he was suffering from heart failure as a result. Harris prescribed the dog a course of Viagra which works by relaxing the blood vessels in the heart and lungs that have become narrow and fibrous.

According to Bentley’s owner David Roach of Church Vale, East Finchley, the drugs have not produced any unwanted side effects. “He was neutered when he was very little so he’s never had a very active reproductive life,” he said.

“He will be on Viagra for the rest of his life now,” added Mr Roach.

[picture of Bentley with Mr. Roach courtesy of Nothing to do with Arbroath]