A dog living in Pennsylvania luckily lived after having quite a huge surgery in July. Tiki, a black lab who has a problem with eating things, had to have surgery to remove 62 hairbands and 8 pairs of underwear. There were also some other items in the mix. The owners noticed Tiki was feeling ill and had stopped eating her usual amount of food at meal times. She also began vomiting.
An X-ray at the vet office revealed that Tiki had a large mass in her stomach. The vet recommended surgery to find out what was inside. As the vet started pulling out a few of the items, the team noticed that the hair bands were attached to each other and had wrapped around themselves, several pairs of underwear, a few rubber bands, and a band-aid. The veterinary team was surprised but glad the dog survived the surgery.
Tiki has eaten other things in the past like a toy, pacifier, and some other items but this was the first time her addiction to eating items became dangerous. If your dog has a tendency to eat things make sure to keep items off the floor, supervise your dog, and train your dog as best you can to know the command “leave it.”
We’re all happy that Tiki is healthy and ok! To read the complete story of Tiki, check it out here.
Has your dog ever eaten something crazy? Let us know!
Image from Time