EDMOND, Okla. (AP/KDKA) – An Oklahoma mother and father couldn’t figure out what was happening to their child’s pacifiers until the baby’s grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter.
One nauseous pooch and a trip to their veterinarian’s office confirmed the couple’s hunch: Dovey had 21 pacifiers lodged in her stomach.
The couple told the veterinarian Dovey had slowed her eating and was vomiting for a few days, but other than that, they thought she seemed fine.
In a Facebook post, the Gentle Care Animal Hospital says they counted seven to nine pacifiers in Dovey’s stomach when they took an x-ray, but ended up pulling out 21 pacifiers during the surgery.
Dovey is on the mend and has already gone home.
The veterinarian cautioned pet owners in a recent Facebook post that “dogs will eat anything, anytime and at any age.”
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