3 of the Weirdest Things Pets Have Eaten


Veterinarian for large animals

Unless you suffer from pica, then chances are you know that there are some things you’re not supposed to eat. If only our pets knew that, too. Every day, veterinary care centers see animals with stomach issues, and find that it’s because they’ve eaten something they’re not supposed.

Sometimes, those things turn out to be rather strange. Here are just a few of the weirdest things veterinary care centers have found in the tummies of their patients.

5 Rubber Duckies. – Ernie from Sesame Street would be horrified with Woof, the dog. For months, Woof’s owner noticed that her three-year-old son’s rubber duckies were going missing. She didn’t think much of it, until one day Woof came in and just ate one of the ducks. She took the dog to his veterinary care center, where the doctor found five, whole rubber duckies in Woof’s system. The doctor surgically removed the ducks, and while in there, found a toy truck, and a piece of another toy.

43.5 Socks. – When a three-year-old Great Dane started vomiting, his owner did the responsible thing, and took him to the vet, where upon being X-rayed, found that there was a mass in the poor pooch’s stomach. The veterinary care center did an exploratory surgery and found not one, not 10, but a staggering 43.5 socks in the dog’s stomach.

1 Light Bulb. – When Colby, a 10-month-old Golden Retriever, had his X-rays done, the vet must have either thought the dog’s large intestine had a great idea, because it showed that the dog had a whole light bulb in him. Fortunately, they gave the dog intravenous fluids, and after a full day of treatment, the dog passed the whole, entire light bulb just fine.

No matter how strange your pet’s ailment may be, make sure you get your furry (or feather, or scaly) friend to the veterinarian technician at an advanced veterinary care center who can help them get better.

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