Dog recovering well after eating 19 pacifiers
By mbrooks on June 22, 2019
By Matthew Brooks
When something goes missing, do you ask your dog?
“Pacifiers can be like hair ties. They just sort of disappear and go into the pacifier universe. No one ever thinks that the family dog is, one at a time, eating into this supply of pacifiers.” https://t.co/Y00giHoWRW
— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) June 22, 2019
Doctors in Boston found 19 pacifiers in a dog this month.
The dog’s primary veterinarian, Dr. Doug Brum, surmises that the three-year-old bulldog has been consuming the pacifiers since April.
Dr. Bruma tells the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that the dog’s symptoms could have been explained by numerous other causes.
But it wasn’t the missing pacifiers that tipped off the dog’s owners.
It was the dog getting sick.
The bulldog, named Mortimer, was going through cycles of nausea and vomiting.
At first, Bruma suspected that Mortimer has acid-reflux. But the symptoms kept getting worse.
The dog’s owner, Emily Shanahan, pursued the investigation because the dog did not recover as expected after receiving medical treatment.
An x-ray confirmed the presence of the pacifiers.