Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wow, and I thought I'd been through a lot!

We were reading our doggie news today and found this - a pup in the UK that recently recovered from surgery to remove his the 40th pair of underpants he had eaten.

Taffy, the 18-month-old springer spaniel, has also eaten 300 socks, 15 pairs of shoes and a key fob to a car. It seems that this is the first time that Taffy had to have surgery, however, because all the other items passed through. A miracle, I would say.

I also have to say, what??? I bet cleaning up that poo was a colorful experience. I wonder if they had to get a second mortgage just to pay for all the extra undies. I sure hope they had insurance on the little guy. He should get a job cleaning up at a lingerie store.

Ok, now I'm just being silly. Because the reality is that bowel obstructions in pups are very serious matters - things can go seriously wrong very quickly. And the pups need immediate medical care if they begin to act like they are in pain, begin vomiting unusually, or have a poor appetite. Some pups have a runny stool.

For more information, the Merck Veterinary Handbook has great info on gastrointestinal obstructions. And make sure and puppy proof your house, K?

1 comment:

  1. This is kinda scary! This pup is lucky to be alive! Wonder why he won't learn his lesson *sigh*

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch


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