Friday, April 3, 2009

Stone Soup

Or, why you should not let your dog eat rocks. Remember the dog I mentioned yesterday? Well the rocks did not move overnight and we ended up doing surgery on him today. It went really well-these surgeries are always so rewarding-relatively straightforward and provides instant gratification.

The rocks were all still in the stomach-they couldn't get past the sphincter that leads to the intestine. Here I am fishing the stomach out-felt like a little baggie of gravel!

Going fishing for the rocks!

Here comes one of the bigger ones...


The final product
This dog is doing great-he actually never really acted sick and by the end of the day wasn't even acting like he had surgery-goofy labs!
Thanks to Becky for running the anesthesia and Sarah for taking the pictures!

7 comments:

Sara said...

Gasp! Silly Labs. I can't believe all the rocks. You'd of thought he'd stop after one.....

manymuddypaws said...

I am glad he is okay. Too bad dogs never learn from that kind of thing! He will probably continue to eat rocks!

Sue said...

Great pictures! Congrats on a successful surgery. It's so hard to stop a dog from harmful behavior once he decides it's fun. I've had good success using Listerine on things they shouldn't eat. It stopped the chewing on walnuts hulls.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Wow - why would that lab eat so many rocks! Glad the surgery went well and you were able to help him. Let's hope he doesn't do it again!

Diana said...

Labs will eat anything. My sisters labs have eaten a lot of stuff. They have been lucky, nothing got stuck. Diana

Josh and Jess said...

Oh boy! Let this be a warning to us... we eat rocks when our Mom isn't looking... apparently it runs in our family and it gives our Mom a headache.

Josh and Jess

Lauren said...

Wow. That's all I got. Wow.

I'm going to have to try and watch Simon with all those dang rocks that fill our yard!!