Fleas, ticks and parasites are all problems that are common in pets.

So when Hayden Howard noticed that her pup had a few marks on his body she wasn’t overly concerned.

However on closer inspection the marks were more like punctures and she knew she had to act fast.

The 24-year-old mother lives in Seymour, Indiana, with her son Noah and their English Bullmastiff puppy Jackson. But one night in April 2017, Hayden noticed something unusual about her dog.