So those images up there? They cost about $400, in case you were wondering. But! The fact that we don’t see Magda’s chew toy lodged in her intestine made it all worthwhile. Apparently the dark shading in her intestines is gas (which I am suffering the effects of today, trust me).
On Thursday, this kiddo ate a big part of her nylabone during the day. Nylabones are her favorite, which is good by us since it keeps her chewing on things that do not belong to us. Also? They keep her occupied for a good 20-30 minutes, which is bliss when you own a puppy. But on Thursday, I noticed more than a few small pieces were missing from the bone. The entire middle section was gone. Sure, she could have chewed it all into tiny pieces that she would digest just fine. And that’s what I assumed happened.
Then Friday she ate the block of Boursin garlic and herb cheese, and by Saturday she was not feeling well. Not at all. By Sunday, she hadn’t eaten in more than 24 hours, was vomiting up straight water, was later acting like she wanted to vomit but couldn’t get anything up and was also having trouble with other bodily functions. So off to the vet we went. I was frankly worried that she had, in fact, swallowed a huge portion of the toy, or that she had bloat, which I’ve always worried a little about since she’s such a fast eater. Bloat is a real problem that has worried me for a long time. You can read more about it here.
Lucky for us, it was neither and she was just sick from the garlic and the cheese. It’s unfortunate that it cost us $400 to learn that, but at least our minds were eased.
And you get this rad photo of her insides! I am such a sucker for x-rays that I could look at this forever. Look at those delicate little ribs! And isn’t it interesting to see the hip bones all working together like that?
For your internet share of the day, I’m sending you to see an x-ray of a snake that has eaten a mouse. SO INTERESTING!