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Daisy the dog is now back at home, carrying out her remarkable work as a diabetic detection dog.

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Daisy, an eight-year-old Jack Russell mix, enjoying the fresh air of the Swiss Alps. (Cave Veterinary Specialists via SWNS )

By Jack Evans via SWNS

A couple told to take their Covid-stricken dog to enjoy her last vacation were stunned when she made a miraculous recovery, thanks to fresh air in the Alps.

Pete and Mo Murden were left devastated when Daisy, their Jack Russell mix, was given weeks to live after contracting suspected coronavirus.

Daisy defied the odds to recover from a suspected COVID-19 infection and is now continuing her remarkable work as a diabetic detection dog for her grateful owners.(Cave Veterinary Specialists via SWNS )

"Daisy had constant coughing, a loss of appetite and a raging temperature, all symptoms of COVID-19,” said Pete, of Exeter, England. 

"She went from being a healthy, active bundle of fun and energy to a sick, lethargic dog. 

“She used to run and play for hours every day and follow us everywhere, then within 24 hours she hardly had the strength to walk into the garden."

The eight-year-old pooch was rushed to a veterinary clinic where she was given a lung wash to ease her symptoms.

Vets advised the couple to take her on their pre-planned vacation to the French Alps, because it could be their last trip together. 

Daisy sitting in her own pet seat during a bike ride through the mountains. (Cave Veterinary Specialists via SWNS )

Adorable photographs show Daisy sitting in her own seat during bike rides through the mountains, as well as skiing with Pete.

Upon their return the couple took Daisy back to the vets and were shocked to learn her lungs were completely clear.

She is now back at home, carrying out her remarkable work as a diabetic detection dog for Pete.

Daisy was taken to Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset, England where experts diagnosed Daisy with a consolidated right cranial lung lobe.

Clinical director and internal medicine specialist, Nele Van den Steen said the cause of the condition was unclear – and that COVID-19 could not be ruled out.

Evidence has shown coronavirus can be transmitted to dogs but there is no evidence they can spread it to humans.

Pete added: “Vets initially thought it a very aggressive tumor in her lungs, pneumonia or something equally serious.

Daisy and Pete on a bike ride in the Alps.(Cave Veterinary Specialists via SWNS )

“We were devastated and so worried. We’d never felt so helpless.” 

But after many long walks in the mountain air, Daisy’s symptoms subsided and she now is back to her old self a year later. 

“The vets’ care, dedication, lung wash, medications, skill and devotion saved Daisy,” said Pete. 

"The clean, pure mountain air in the Alps also helped to heal her lungs."

"We couldn’t believe the scans when we took Daisy back for a check after the holiday. Her lungs were clear."

VetNele Van den Steen added: “Although no COVID-19 pneumonia in dogs had been reported previously, we could not rule it out.

"This was a really interesting case which we’re delighted had a happy ending. "It’s great to see Daisy still going strong."

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