Veterinary X-Ray Contest Winners

(Image credit:  Andrew Rambo, DVM, Gladstone Animal Clinic, Gladstone, Mo.)

The magazine Veterinary Practice News holds an annual x-ray contest, and receives entries illustrating the strange inedible things that pets eat. The latest issue reveals the winners of the 2014 competition and promises more entries soon. The winner was a frog that had eaten 30 rocks from its terrarium (which were removed by surgery). My favorite is the bearded dragon shown above, who was brought in because he wouldn’t eat and then found to have eaten a Barbie doll accessory banana. It won an honorable mention, as did the dog that ate a light bulb below. The Golden retriever passed the lightbulb intact a day later.

(Image credit:  Christy McCratic, DVM, Golf Rose Animal Hospital)

In all, the winning pets have eaten a sish kebab skewer, a fishhook, a doll, needles, loose change, a bra, 5 rubber ducks, 41 socks, and a hacky sack. See the rest of the winners and honorable mentions at the magazine website. -via Uproxx

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