Paul O'Grady heartbroken after beloved dog Bullseye dies: 'Gone but not forgotten'

18 February 2019, 11:22

Paul O'Grady and his dog Bullseye
Paul O'Grady and his dog Bullseye. Picture: WENN

By Tom Eames

Paul O'Grady has spoken of his sadness after his dog Bullseye passed away.

The presenter said that he lost his beloved pooch, who had epilepsy, after he had a seizure.

Paul, who also presents For The Love Of Dogs on ITV and is an ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, shared the sad news on his radio show.

Bullseye was being taken to the vets after he suffered a seizure, but he sadly died in the car on the way.

He said: "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.

Paul O'Grady collie cross Benson during filming for his ITV show
Paul O'Grady collie cross Benson during filming for his ITV show. Picture: ITV

"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."

The 63-year-old said he had further problems when he got home and discovered one of his other dogs had eaten some chocolate.

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

"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 added: "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 added that Bullseye was "gone but not forgotten".