Vets Remove 32 Rubber Ducks From Dog's Stomach
WARNING: CONTAINS PRETTY RANK FOOTAGE OF SOME RUBBER DUCKS BEING REMOVED FROM A DOG'S STOMACH. MAKE SURE YOU'VE FINISHED YOUR TEA.
Dogs will eat up pretty much anything - from the steak you've just cooked perfectly for your dinner through to your favourite pair of slippers... But 32 rubber ducks? Apparently so.
Vets in Thailand had to remove more than 30 rubber duck toys from a bulldog's belly in an emergency surgery.
Its owner, Nong Aom, had taken her two-year-old American Bulldog called Devil to the vet after he began retching at her home in Pattaya on Wednesday.
She had realised Devil had somehow got into a box of 50 yellow ducks she'd bought the night before to decorate her swimming pool - and discovered that almost all of them were actually missing.
As she feared that Devil had gobbled most of the toys up, he spat out one half-chewed duck and vomited a further five more out.
However, that meant there were still 32 left in his stomach, meaning his panic-stricken owner had to rush him to the vets for medical attention.
The veterinarian, called Muy, then x-rayed the dog and discovered 32 ducks all crammed inside his belly.
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Emergency surgery was carried out to remove them, with stomach-churning footage showing vets plucking out the little rubber ducks one-by-one from Devil's belly.
The surgery took more than an hour, but eventually all 32 ducks were successfully removed - along with two pieces of rubber balls and an undigested cow-skin snack.
Devil, who clearly had no idea of the stress he'd caused his owner, bounded out after waking up from the anaesthetic, thankfully not in pain.
Nong Aom said: "Normally my dog will not eat everything. He knows what's edible and what's not. But this time he swallowed 38 of the ducks.
"There were 12 left and he would have ate the rest if he didn't start to feel sick.
"It's very lucky I found him and I live so close to the vets or he might not have survived."
She said she'd bought the 50 rubber ducks as she was hoping to decorate a swimming pool with them.
However, she reckons Devil managed to raid the box during the night, and she didn't discover what had happened the next morning when he was visibly unwell.
Vet Muy said it was the first time she had found so many rubber ducks in a dog, adding: "I have removed rubber toys from dogs' bellies before but I have never encountered this many. It was unbelievable.
"Rubber ducks and other small toys are very dangerous. You have to be careful because dogs are very innocent and don't know that toys are not meant to be eaten."
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