Dog Eats 62 Hairbands, 8 Pairs Of Underwear, Lives To Tell The Tail [V
As dog owners, we often joke that our pooches will eat just about anything, but what do you do when that joke becomes a reality?
Tiki, a black lab hailing from Mars, Pennsylvania, put her owners’ wits to the test last week when she had emergency surgery to remove – get this – 62 hairbands, eight pairs of underwear and a variety of other miscellaneous items from inside her stomach.
Tiki was feeling sick and not responding to medication to treat her vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite, so her vet, Dr. Hisham Ibrahim (Dr. I, for short), took some x-rays to figure out was going on. Noting a “mysterious mass” in Tiki’s stomach, Dr. I performed almost two hours of exploratory surgery. It was then that Tiki’s curious dietary habits were discovered.
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Dr. I compared removing the hair bands from Tiki’s tummy to a magician pulling a long string of scarves out of a hat. “…I found this hair band attached to another hair band to another one to another one and to other things again,” he said.
This also isn’t Dr. I’s first go around the block removing strange items from a pup’s belly – he recently removed 15 pacifiers from inside another dog.
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Thankfully, these stories have a happy ending. Both dogs are doing just fine and Tiki, in particular, is recovering well and bouncing back from her emergency surgery.
Tiki, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope you’ll be back to eating (pooch-appropriate!) treats in no time, but for the love of Dog, please stay away from the hairbands and undies!
Wanna see for yourself just how well Miss Tiki is doing following her crazy snack attack? Check out the video below from WTAE News Pittsburgh.
Christina Peden is a lifelong animal lover and avid wordsmith. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend Ryan where they are proud pet parents to puppy, Matilda and cat, Oscar. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying Toronto, Canada's all-too-short patio season, taking advantage of the city's numerous parks or curled up with a good book.
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