Bedford, TX – The world’s tallest male dog died this month following a surgical procedure to amputate one of his legs. According to Guinness World Records, the three-year-old Great Dane, Zeus, was diagnosed with bone cancer, prompting the removal of his leg.
Following surgery, he became lethargic and stopped eating. He was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia and passed away on Sept. 12. His owner, Brittany Davis, wrote on GoFundMe:
Our baby boy is gone. Our hearts are broken. He had the absolute best doctors who sat of the floor and cried with us. He fought hard but the pneumonia was just too much. He is not in pain anymore. He is resting peacefully. Thank you so everyone who supported our boy.
The gentle giant secured his spot as the world’s tallest male dog in 2022 after measuring in at 3 ft 5.18 in.
Rest in peace Zeus.