Any of you parents out there know what these are? They were recently removed from the stomach of a dog in Edmond, Oklahoma.
My dogs used to chew up my babies’ pacifiers, but I never knew them to eat one. Dovey, a 3-year old Shar Pei, apparently is less picky than my pups were when my kids were little. The vet wanted to share the story on Facebook (with the parents’ permission, of course) as a warning to other families.
Here’s the post from Gentle Care Animal Hospital:
So fare warning, some people may find the following series of photos disturbing!! I have to show them for two reasons, first, this was the most fascinating and exciting surgery I have ever done or my staff has ever been a part of. We love Dovey, and she is doing GREAT post op. Dr. Dad (who incidentally sutured my forehead together last year when the leaf blower fell off the shelf in the garage onto my face!!!) and Mom recently had there second beautiful child but were having a missing binkie dilemma, then grandma saw Dovey jump up on a counter and take off with one. She recently had slowed down her eating and vomited a little phlegm for a few days but other than that was acting fine. When she vomited up a binkie, plus the story from grandma, dad brought her in for an x-ray. You can see the binkie’s stacked up in the stomach, we counted 7-9. Well……by the end of surgery we had pulled 21 out of her stomach. That is the second, and most important, reason I am sharing these photo’s. Dog’s will eat anything, anytime and at any age so always be watching!!! Thank Dr Dad and Mom for letting me share this with clients!!!
Pictures of the X-rays and close ups during the surgery are provided on the Facebook page, but I try to keep this a family page, so I haven’t included them here!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!