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Heartbroken Ulrika Jonsson shares emotional post as her Bulldog Leo starts chemo


Heartbroken Ulrika Jonsson has revealed her beloved Bulldog Leo has started chemotherapy.

The former Gladiators TV presenter, 53, shared an emotional Instagram post earlier this week after he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Poor Leo is battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia and Ulrika is responsible for giving him his medication.

She updated her followers on three-year-old Leo’s condition with a tear-jerking post.

“Today my boy Leo started chemo. I’ve known it was coming but disassociated for various reasons,” Ulrika began.

She added that she has already been through a similar situation with her late dog Dexter, who died at the age of four just three years ago.

Ulrika Jonsson’s pup has started chemo

“I already lost Dexter at the age of 4 – the treatment that was supposed to save him, effectively killed him.”

The upset star continued: “I can’t bear the thought of this s**tshow.

“I know someone out there is suffering considerably worse shows of s**t. But what are the chances that I face losing a second? Boy.”

She has spoke about her sadness over it

Ulrika revealed she was “questioning everything” over her poorly dog’s condition.

She added: “My emotions are loaded. Weirdly woke up this morning in a good mood. When does that happen?

“And then when it came to administering the stuff, I was welling up; began to lose my nerve; questioned everything.”

Ulrika has to give Leo medication

However Ulrika didn’t want her fans to leave a comment, but thanked them for their support.

She continued: “Please don’t feel the need to comment – I know you guys care. I don’t want empathy. I want a cure. But I know there isn’t one for him and at some point a s**t decision will need to be made.”

“For now. Leo, my darling boy: love; good food and CBD will be at your disposal,” the heartbroken presenter concluded.

Ulrika has also rescued bulldogs Nessie and Fella, but revealed over the summer that 10-year-old Fella has been diagnosed with dementia.

Leo has started chemotherapy

The star revealed that he came to her with a “mouth full of tumours” as well as a broken jaw, arthritis and testicular cancer.

She wrote in Best magazine: “Over time, I’ve learnt that he has dementia. He looks at me without recognition sometimes. Sits and stares at doors or barks at walls unprovoked.

“On walks, he can forget what is happening, and just stops, or turns around and insists on going in the opposite direction. He doesn’t always respond to my name – but still knows what a T-R-E-A-T is.”

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