It all started in April of this year when the family of three-year-old bulldog Mortimer discovered that the dog was increasingly refusing food and vomiting. The family takes their dog to the vet, who prescribes an anti-vomiting medicine. Medicine doesn’t help Mortimer. He stops eating completely. Eventually the bulldog is taken to a veterinary clinic.
There the vets had an unpleasant surprise when they X-rayed Mortimer: They found such a large amount of baby pacifiers in the bulldog’s stomach that Mortimer’s abdomen was completely filled with them.
“That could have clogged the entire digestive tract or, in the worst case, even caused a hole in the digestive tract,” a veterinarian from the Boston Animal Clinic told the Boston 25 News.
The vets assume that the bulldog stole the pacifiers of its owners’ children for months and ate them unnoticed.
Mortimer got away happily. The vets were able to remove all pacifiers without having to operate. Mortimer has now fully recovered.