Leave it to cats to give a dog some trouble! West Highland terrier Snowy stopped eating earlier this summer, and while her owners feared the worst, it turned out her tummy was already full – with five ceramic cat toys!
Siberian Husky Jax loved the teriyaki shish kebab he ingested last November – but the 6-in. wooden skewer that came with it pierced the pup’s large intestine, leaving him in severe pain. Luckily, an exploratory surgery saved his life.
It was purely an accident, but German shepherd-greyhound mix Mia ingested 10 rocks in May – the largest the size of an egg – after sipping from a backyard water fountain. Since the stones were smooth, they didn’t hurt the dog’s delicate tummy.
You are what you eat. Pup Alfie chewed up a dog-shaped toy last year, and after his appetite faded, a vet’s X-ray revealed the smiling plastic piece inside his belly! Surgery saved him from further stomach aches.
When a 3-carat diamond fell to the floor near golden retriever Soli, he did what any dog would do: swallow it! But after three days, the sparkler “resurfaced”– it just required a little extra cleaning.
When an X-ray revealed a dark object inside Bracken, veterinarians worried the dog had a cancerous growth. But it turned out to be a 5-in. soccer ball that actually moved the dog’s stomach next to his heart! Surgery saved the black Lab’s life.
Danny Lawson/Abaca, inset: University of Glasgow Veterinary School
After boxer/Rhodesian ridgeback mix Caine lost his tongue in a paper shredder, vets suggested putting him down. But thanks to his loving family, he’s thriving with the help of a feeding tube and yummy Science Diet “meatballs” his mama makes.
What can you buy with $400? If you’re Swiss mountain dog Augie, that’s a meal! The pup ate his owner’s money last spring, and thankfully passed the bills – three $100s and five $20s – during a nice long walk.
Fozzie has eaten many things before – paper and a bra, among others – so it didn’t surprise his owners when the golden retriever-standard poodle mix devoured $58 from the kitchen counter. Their dog walker washed and returned every last cent.