A four-month-old Labrador had to be dashed to a veterinary clinic after ingesting a one and a half foot long metal pole from a garden ornament, leaving only the spinning windmill top behind.
An x-ray from Framingham Vets in Suffolk shows the incredible feat of consumption, and remarkably the dog did not suffer any injuries to his organs.
Surgeon Ben Garland was charged with safely removing the pole, and did so via a cut made in the dog’s neck. In total the procedure took 45 minutes, and the patient was able to head home two days later.
“I’ve removed a lot of things from dogs’ stomachs, but nothing quite as spectacular as this,” Dr Garland said.
“He didn’t seem in any pain when he was brought in. Just a bit dribbly, and he looked a little embarrassed.
“Thankfully it didn’t cause any other damage and he now seems to be well on the road to recovery.”
— FramVet (@FramVet) October 20, 2016
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