How do you monitor your dog’s diet?
This family has been worried about their dog’s stomach ache. Back in April, the dog’s first stomach ailment occurred and the vet gave it some medicine to treat the vomiting. But a month-and-a-half later, things got much worse:
Mortimer’s vet, Dr. Doug Brum of MSPCA Angell, prescribed him some medication and sent the 3-year-old bulldog home, and his family hoped that would be the end of it. But unfortunately, the medication only helped temporarily, and by mid-May Mortimer was so sick that he had become a completely different dog. He no longer followed his mom everywhere around the house and spent most of his time sleeping. When the poor dog stopped eating in early June, his mom knew something was seriously wrong.
Shanahan rushed Mortimer to MSPCA Angell’s Animal Medical Center, where he underwent some X-rays that led to a shocking discovery.
The dog had 19 baby pacifiers in his stomach, blocking his digestive system.
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