The family took their dog to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in northwest Portland. After taking abdominal radiographs, the vet spotted a “large quantity of foreign material” in the dog’s stomach and performed explorative surgery.
The vet removed all the socks and the dog was discharged home one day after surgery.
The dog was almost a competition winner, too: The X-ray of its sock-filled stomach was a finalist in a contest by Veterinary Practice News, which focused on the fact that “animals will eat just about anything.”
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