A couple of weeks ago one of our Veterinary Clinic Assistants, Jo, noticed that her Boxer Hector was a bit off colour and brought him in to see the vets after he had been vomiting.
Diagnostic tests were ordered, the first of which was an abdominal radiograph. The x-ray showed some suspicious looking items in Hector’s stomach – can you guess what they are from this picture (hint:they are the white objects to the left of the image)?
Yes, you aren’t seeing things, they are dinosaurs! As funny as this appears, the dinosaurs were in danger of getting a little too comfortable in Hector’s stomach so the team continued the investigations with an endoscopy to try to remove the foreign bodies. Fortunately, the team of Vets and Nurses were able to successfully remove all 4 plastic toy dinosaurs whilst Hector was asleep under general anaesthetic. Three of the dinosaurs were found in his stomach, and the fourth was in his Pylorus (the opening from the stomach to the small intestines), which was aptly named the ‘Pylor-a-Saurus!’
Here are the dinosaurs back at home after their interesting journey…
We are happy to say that Hector recovered well from his ordeal and has promised not to eat any more dinosaurs!
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