Dog recovering well after eating 19 pacifiers

By mbrooks on June 22, 2019
File – A pacifier with the logo of the Berlinale Film Festival is on display during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival Press Conference on January 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

When something goes missing, do you ask your dog?

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.


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