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  Dog Gizmo is treated for hypothermia by Riverside Animal Hospital.
  Gizmo is lucky to recover from her ordeal in an icy pond.

When Gizmo woke up on Tuesday morning, we bet she never imagined the harrowing day she had in store for her. The yellow lab puppy escaped from her family's house and made her way down to an East Providence cove.

A fun jaunt turned into quite the ordeal, however, when Gizmo fell through the ice and became trapped. Neighbors called police and after about an hour, firefighters were able to pull the tired dog from the water.

She was immediately rushed to our hospital, where Dr. Portnoy and the Riverside Animal Hospital staff worked to bring up her body temperature slowly. Gizmo suffered from hypothermia and had a small cut on her leg, but was in good spirits. After a few hours of treatment, she was released and headed home to recuperate. 

Learn more about Gizmo's story in the ABC6 News video, Young Pup Rescued from Icy Waters.

If your pet is suffering from Frostbite or Hypothermia, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

Dog Gizmo is treated for hypothermia by Riverside Animal Hospital.