Oscar here. It's summer time and the living is supposed to be easy, right?
Well, this is mostly the case, unless you happen to be the Vizsla pictured above in which case summer has been a bit rough. Why, you ask? Well, said Vizsla was out playing in the park last week when he stumbled upon a tasty looking tennis ball. Now, I mean no disrespect by this, but in my experience, dogs are willing to eat pretty much anything. So, while inedible to most, a tennis ball posed no real cause for hesitation for this pooch and he chowed down on the ball right in front of his owners.
His owners, assuming the ball would pass and emerge in the pooch's poop, didn't do much of anything other than sit and wait. Well, a week later, when the dog started vomiting, they thought it was probably about time to bring the dog in to the PPAC.
Dr. S. performed the surgery, removing the offending inedible, stitched him up and sent him on his merry way.
Ladies and gents, dogs eat the darndest things. And fortunately, as humans, we know better than they do what is and what is not digestible. So if you see your dog eating something they shouldn't, that foreign object needs to come out one way or the other or it will cause issues for your beloved pet.
So keep an eye out—we all know they'll put pretty much anything into their mouths that they can, no questions asked. It's up to us to keep them safe.
Til' next time,