Vet removes toys from puppy’s tummy: ‘Dogs eat crazy things’

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia puppy is getting back to his bouncy self after two plastic squeaky toys were removed from his stomach.

This photo provided by Michael Ehrlich shows his 6-month-old Cane Coro named Jasper at home in Philadelphia. The puppy swallowed two large plastic balls, which remained lodged in his stomach probably for a few weeks, according to Ehrlich. They were surgically retrieved Dec. 26, 2015, and within a few days Jasper was already back on his feet. Photo by Michael Ehrlich via AP, St. George News
Six-month-old Cane Coro named “Jasper” at home in Philadelphia. The puppy swallowed two large plastic balls, which remained lodged in his stomach likely for a few weeks. They were surgically retrieved Dec. 26, 2015, and within a few days Jasper was already back on his feet | Photo by Michael Ehrlich via AP, St. George News

Doctors at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown say the only sign that 6-month-old Jasper was having problems was he couldn’t keep food down. He otherwise seemed energetically normal.

They say X-rays showed the two balls were taking up most of the space in the Cane Corso’s stomach.

Dr. Scott Joudrey, who surgically removed the red-and-green balls on Saturday, says “dogs eat crazy things.”

In the last year, the suburban Philadelphia practice treated a bulldog named Elvis that ate three pacifiers and a mixed-breed dog that scarfed down a pair of calf-high boots.

Jasper’s owner, Michael Ehrlich, of Philadelphia, says he thinks the dog swallowed the toys weeks ago.

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1 Comment

  • Common Sense January 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    No dog should have any plastic toys from China. Let me remind you it is a dog. If you want to give your dog a treat there are two things and two things only. One is affection the other is a good old raw bone with marrow in it. All that other “toy” stuff exists for one reason only. To make money.

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