Foreign bodies

I’ve heard some people describe their dog as “A Guts” – but this list takes it to a whole new level.  Pet insurer Petplan has published a list of all the foreign bodies taken from pets insured by them.  (It’s a pretty impressive list)

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  • Acorns
  • Balloons
  • Batteries
  • Blanket
  • Carpeting
  • Chicken bones
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Clam shells
  • Copper wire
  • Corn cobs
  • Diapers
  • Dimes
  • Fish hook and sinker
  • Football
  • Fruit pits
  • Gloves
  • Grass
  • Hair ties
  • Hairbrush
  • Insulation
  • Leash
  • Metal skewers
  • Most of a loveseat
  • Sewing needles
  • Oven mitt
  • Pacifiers
  • Part of a book
  • Plastic hanger
  • Razor blades
  • Rocks
  • Rubber bands
  • Part of a rubber mat
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Staples
  • Sticks
  • String
  • Tea lights
  • Tennis balls
  • Toothpicks
  • TV remove
  • Underwear
  • Wedding rings
  • Wooden checkers

If you don’t have pet insurance and your dog is A Guts, then this list may change your mind about getting some.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand


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