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Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Ore. X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43½ socks. Animal hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. Harch says the owners aren't available for comment but she confirms the dog is alive. No word on what he's eaten lately.

Associated Press

This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital shows socks that were removed from a dogs stomach in Portland, Ore.    A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.  X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43 1⁄2 socks.  DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. (AP Photo/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital)  ORHO101

This Feb. 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital shows socks that were removed from a dogs stomach in Portland, Ore. A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of what was described as "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee said the dog had consumed 43 1⁄2 socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch says it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history. (AP Photo/DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital) ORHO101

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

09/04/14 [Last modified: Thursday, September 4, 2014 8:56pm]
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