Sick bulldog found to have swallowed 19 baby dummies

Boston: A Boston veterinary hospital got quite a surprise recently when a family brought in their bulldog after he stopped eating.

The Angell Animal Medical Centre found 19 baby dummies in the dog's stomach.

It started in April when the Wellesley family noticed that their 3-year-old dog, Mortimer, started getting nauseous before meals. His owner, Emily Shanahan, brought Mortimer to the vet, who prescribed medicine to take care of the issue.

Mortimer rests while sedated on an operating room table after 19 pacifiers were removed from his stomach.Credit:AP

But it didn't help and Mortimer eventually stopped eating entirely.

Shanahan went to Angell, where they took an X-ray and discovered the dummies.

Vets think Mortimer had been taking the dummies from Shanahan's two children over the course of months.

The dummies were removed using a medical scope that did not require surgery. Mortimer recovered and is back at home.


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