A MUM has been slammed for keeping her pet dog after it mauled her three-year-old daughter’s face.
TikToker Klara Tsetkin faced backlash for defending her decision to keep her cocker spaniel, Bart, after it bit her daughter Milana leaving her scarred.
The mum shared several videos on TikTok explaining the reasons she didn’t let her dog be taken away even though it left her daughter needing stitches.
She said that her dog “never attacked” Milana suggesting it acted in self-defense.
She said in one clip: “He was very sick! And tries to hide under the bed.. his hind legs gave out and he couldn’t crawl away.
” 3 year old daughter did not understand that the dog needs to rest today and not touch him… she began to touch him even more, sit on him and climb into his face and hurt him…”
The video is captioned: “And happened what happened…. Love my kids and my dog the same way.”
Tiktokers were left fuming seeing the girl’s scars and slammed Klara as a bad parent.
One said: “Poor baby has permanent scares and when she is older she is going to be heartbroken that you chose a dog over her.”
Another one said: “Physical scars from s****y parenting.”
One wrote: “Can’t believe you’re keeping that animal around after it permanently scarred your child’s face.”
And someone else added: “she’s going to grow up and remember that her mom left a dog that left permanent scars on her face in the home.”
In another video Klara told how she and her husband got divorced after she refused to get rid of the dog.
She wrote in the caption: “When someone asks me – will you regret that you are divorcing your husband because he wants to get rid of the dog?”
The mum shared a series of snaps of her daughter’s face to show how the scars have healed over the three years that passed since the accident.
She said: “For those who asked to see how the scar looks now after a dog bite”.
In another video she explained: “The doctor did not tighten the stitches to the end due to a possible infection, so the scar turned out to be wide.
“We are planning to do a scar resurfacing. If there are those who want to help our princess, we will be eternally grateful.”