Posted on 5/26/2020 at 7:16 p.m.
Written by Norman Bougé
in the category Miscellaneous facts
© Local 12 / WKRC-TV
Dovey had less of an appetite than usual. At the same time, the owners of this dog wondered where the nipples of their child had gone. They were far from suspecting that these 2 events, at first sight unrelated, were linked.
At the time, Dovey, female dog of race Shar-Pei, was 4 years old. His masters had just had their 2e child and they had built up a whole stock of teats for the baby. However, these disappeared mysteriously, and in large numbers.
Parents also realized that their bitch tended to eat less. She even had vomit once but as it seemed to go well, they didn’t care. Until Grandmother make a surprising discovery, as the story goes Animal Channel.
She had, indeed, seen Dovey jump on the kitchen counter and take one of the teats of the infant. As soon as they found out, the owners of the dog took her to the veterinary clinic Gentle Care, situated at Edmond in the state of Oklahoma (south-central United States). This is where the Dr Chris Rispoli, veterinary who knew perfectly Dovey, since he was monitoring it from an early age.
The specialist requested a x-ray and what the latter revealed confirmed her suspicions and those of the family. The Dr. Rispoli could count 9 teats in the stomach bitch and so he had tooperate. However, the intervention brought an additional surprise: Dovey had, in fact, swallowed a total of 21 totottes !
The vet removed them all. He decided to post the Pictures (x-rays and teats out of the stomach) for 2 reasons. First, because he didn’t never seen that in 20 years of career. Second, to encourage owners of dogs and pets in general to be more careful with the objects left within their reach.
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Dovey got over it well and his masters made sure to put the teats out of his reach. His incredible story was the subject of a report (in English) on the channel Local 12 / WKRC-TV :