Oklahoma Vet Removes 21 Pacifiers From Dog Stomach

by Kim Boateng Posted on December 13th, 2017

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma : Dr. Chris Rispoli, a veterinarian at Gentle Care Animal Hospital in Edmond (Oklahoma City Metro), Oklahoma, removed 21 pacifiers from a dog’s stomach last week, according to a post on the Animal Hospital facebook page.

A couple who recently had a baby noticed that pacifiers kept going missing around the house. One day, the baby’s grandmother noticed the couple’s dog, Dovey, grab a pacifier off the counter.

The couple took Dovey to Dr. Chris Rispoli at Gentle Care Animal Hospital after noticing the dog wasn’t eating as much as usual, and had vomited up a pacifier.

Rispoli posted about the incident on Facebook and said they originally thought the dog only ate 7-9 pacifiers, but they were wrong. Dovey is recovering, and Rispoli cautioned other pet owners to be cautious with their pets.

“So fare warning, some people may find the following series of photos disturbing!! I have to show them for two reasons, first, this was the most fascinating and exciting surgery I have ever done or my staff has ever been a part of. We love Dovey, and she is doing GREAT post op. Dr. Dad (who incidentally sutured my forehead together last year when the leaf blower fell off the shelf in the garage onto my face!!!) and Mom recently had there second beautiful child but were having a missing binkie dilemma, then grandma saw Dovey jump up on a counter and take off with one. She recently had slowed down her eating and vomited a little phlegm for a few days but other than that was acting fine. When she vomited up a binkie, plus the story from grandma, dad brought her in for an x-ray. You can see the binkie’s stacked up in the stomach, we counted 7-9. Well……by the end of surgery we had pulled 21 out of her stomach. That is the second, and most important, reason I am sharing these photo’s. Dog’s will eat anything, anytime and at any age so always be watching!!! Thank Dr Dad and Mom for letting me share this with clients!!!”

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