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You are what you eat

Oscar here.

Have you ever been in one of those situations where youre sitting there thinking, I really want to eat that but I know I shouldnt? Cases in point might include cupcakes, brownies, chocolate and deep fried everything. Well, for better or worse, as humans you have the ability to look said food in the face and either consume it—and face the consequences—or reject it and move on.

Well, dogs, and to be fair, some cats, dont have as much self control as that of you humans and sometimes, when we see a tempting morsel, even though deep down we know its a bad choice, we dont always have the ability to turn it down.

Such was the case with a recent patient at the PPAC who, when confronted with the prospect of eating a discarded corn cob from a recent BBQ that had been discarded in the trash bin, just couldnt help himself. He consumed it, and did so with sheer delight. That is until it got stuck in his tummy, causing a blockage in his intestines. Whoops.

His mom and dad brought him straight in to the PPAC where he underwent a surgery removing said corn cob. Post surgery, upon emerging from his anesthetic fog, the pooch ironically didnt want to eat anything. Well, that is until Anna coaxed him into finally consuming food with a tasty piece of salami (which is pretty much the worst thing to feed a dog). Nonetheless, it did get his digestive juices flowing so I guess it did the trick!

The moral of the story is, dogs will eat just about anything, especially if its human food. Some of it is totally cool and some can cause major tummy troubles (corn cobs). So, keep all potentially tasty yet dangerous treats out of your dogs reach—and jaws.

Til next time,

Oscar

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