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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Wow! 43 Socks Removed From Dogs Stomach During Surgery 

The dog came in only second in a contest for the strangest objects eaten by pets.
After owners rushed their dog to an animal hospital because their 3-year-old Great Dane was retching in pain, doctors noticed something unusual in his X-rays.

The dogs stomach was full of a large quantity of foreign material, which after two hours of surgeryplus time spent carefully countingturned out to be 43 and a half socks, according to the Associated Press.
This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital shows socks that were removed from a dogs stomach in Portland, Ore. A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as a large quantity of foreign material. Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43 socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says its perhaps the strangest case in the hospitals history. (Photo Credit: AP/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital)
A spokeswoman from the Portland, Oregon, animal hospital that treated the dog said the pet is alive and still kicking, and that it was perhaps the strangest case in the hospitals history, according to The Oregonian.
But apparently it wasnt strange enough to win the They Ate WHAT? contest sponsored by the Veterinary Practice News magazine, which solicits each year entries of the weirdest objects eaten by pets. The Great Danes case placed only in second.
The grand prize winner? An exotic frog that had eaten 30 ornamental marbles from its cage.
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