If you are a pet owner, you have probably had an instance of frustration upon catching your dog chewing on your favorite pair of boots. Perhaps your socks went missing and you’re 99.99% sure the culprit is your furry little friend, who has actually been avoiding you for two days because they know they did something wrong, and are trying to weasel their way out of blame and a good reprimand at all costs. They can sometimes be really smart, right? Oh, those four legged cuties… It’s always hard to stay mad at them.
Although frustrating, you have to admit that it’s rather funny to see how your pet always manages to get ahold of the items you attempt to keep away from them, but have you ever heard of a pug digesting 104 pennies? Or a rat terrier inhaling an entire bra!? We haven’t either, until now.
Veterinary Practice News editor Marilyn Iturri created the “They ate WHAT?” contest in 2006 to showcase the comical situations veterinarians and pet owners can face, but be able to handle thanks to the clinical advances in digital radiography (and of course, a steady hand).
The images below are 14 pet x-rays showcasing the crazy items that pets have ingested. Luckily all the pets photographed – although they may have understandably suffered a bit of discomfort – were unharmed and lived to see another day. In order to qualify for the contest, the participating veterinary clinics must have successfully removed the items displayed.
Kermit the Frog – More than 30 Small Ornamental Rocks
Marley the German Short-Haired Pointer – Shish Kabob Skewer
Great Dane – 43 1/2 Socks
Dragon the Bearded Dragon – Barbie Banana
Norris the Rat Terrier – a Bra
D’Jango the Golden Retriever – Hacky Sack
Lucy the Labrador – 9.2 by 2.3 Pocket Knife
Stella the Pug – 1 Quarter & 104 Pennies
Welsh Corgi – Approximately 2 Cups of Pea Gravel
Yoda the Chihuahua – 9 Needles
Woof the Dog – 5 Rubber Duckies & a Toy Truck Tire
Cody the Golden Retriever – Light Bulb
Kitten – Toy Alien Figure
Elvis the Mixed-breed Puppy – Fishing Hook with Chicken Liver
All images via Veterinary Practice News
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