Puppy swallows a 1.5ft metal pole

Puppy swallows a 1.5ft metal pole
Published: 2016 October 27 08:43:07 (8232 Views)
A four-month-old puppy swallowed a 1.5ft metal pole off the end of a windmill.

The golden Labrador left only the spinning foil ornament on the floor as a clue to the ornamental garden pole that was stuck inside his stomach.

The pooch needed emergency surgery to retrieve the pole, but amazingly suffered no lasting damage, much to vet Ben Garland's surprise.



Ben, who carried out the procedure at Framlingham Vets in Suffolk said: "I've removed a lot of things from dogs' stomachs, but nothing quite as spectacular as this.

"The puppy had tried to eat the entire metal stick, then when it became lodged in his stomach and oesophagus, he bit the end off, leaving it just showing in his throat behind his windpipe.

"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."




Source - Mirror

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