We’re here this week with yet another case of ‘you are what you eat’ Labrador edition. Now, if you’ve ever owned a Labrador—or know anyone who has—they are what we call "food driven dogs." They’re the hungry guy at the buffet who goes back for seconds. And thirds. And fourths. They’re the person who has not one slice of cake...but five. They’re the equivalent of a puppy garbage disposal- anything you don’t want to eat, they do. So it came as a massive surprise when a Labrador was brought into the PPAC recently with a concerned parent who had observed their pet's lack of appetite and were understandably alarmed especially in light of the above. Dr S., knowing this breed's predilection for excessive food consumption agreed that something was up.
When a regular checkup revealed nothing amiss, the doc decided to take an X-ray. Aaaand what did he find inside? One of those binder clips used to secure stacks of paper that the hungry puppy had decided was a delicious looking snack. Stuck in his stomach, the binder clip was causing an obstruction which in turn caused him to be disinterested in food.
Dr S. the younger went right in and took the clip out with an endoscope. And the hungry guy is back on the prowl, in search of his next (hopefully edible) meal.
Til next time.