Paul O'Grady heartbroken over the death of his beloved dog Bullseye

Paul O'Grady
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Comedian Paul O'Grady, famous for his love of canines, announced the heartbreaking news this weekend that his pet had died...

Comedian Paul O'Grady has shared the sad news that his beloved pet dog Bullseye has died after suffering a seizure.

The For The Love Of Dogs presenter told listeners of his BBC Radio 2 show this weekend that Bullseye, who was epileptic, had to be rushed to the emergency vets last week but sadly the outcome wasn't a happy one.

He told radio fans: "Now I will tell you my lousy news. You know that I did have an epileptic dog called Bullseye. I've got two dogs that both have epilepsy and I've managed it with medication.

"However on Monday night he had a massive seizure, like a really bad one that he didn't come out of, and on the way to the vets at two o'clock in the morning he died in the car."

But that sadly wasn't the end of the devastating night for Paul...

"I get home from the vets and one of my other dogs had found a bar of chocolate that was 80% cocoa that has been left out stupidly - not by me! I don't like chocolate - on the coffee table," he continued.

"So we had to go back, it was the same emergency vet, for her to get her stomach pumped and we got her back two days later looking worse for wear because she was covered in charcoal because you know they give them charcoal at the vets.

"I can't tell you, poor old Bullseye, he was such a lovely dog. He had a thing about doorways, you had to coax him through them and he wouldn't go upstairs. It was part of his condition I think, he was a sweet little dog and sadly missed."

Paul is renowned for his love of canines and fans love watching him as Battersea Dogs Home Ambassador on his ITV show For The Love Of Dogs, but the presenter has ruled out getting another pet any time soon...

"Maybe a mongoose might twist my arm, but no I can't handle it. It's what I always say - invite an animal into your life, inevitably you invite heartache.

"But then why contemplate the hangover when you're at the party, do you know what I mean?

"So that's the saga of poor old Bullseye, he's gone but not forgotten."

Paul O'Grady presents his BBC Radio 2 show every Sunday from 5pm - 7pm. 

Main pic: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

Claire Crick
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