Couple Who Kept Losing Baby's Pacifiers Find an Odd Culprit

Okla. vet had to remove 21 binkies from the belly of the family dog
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2017 8:04 AM CST
In the Belly of Man's Best Friend: 21 Pacifiers
Baby pacifiers. If 21 go missing, maybe check with the family dog.   (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

"We have a 6-month-old baby and, you know, we have binkies in the house because of the baby and over the past five months, we’ve been missing many binkies," Oklahoma dad Scott Rogers tells KFOR-TV. Rogers and his wife couldn't figure out what was happening to their child's pacifiers until the baby's grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter. One nauseous pooch and a trip to their veterinarian's office confirmed the couple's hunch: Dovey had 21 pacifiers lodged in her stomach, reports the AP. The couple told the veterinarian Dovey had slowed her eating and was vomiting for a few days, but other than that, they thought she seemed fine.

KFOR reports that at first, the veterinarian thought there were only seven to nine pacifiers in Dovey's stomach, but the surgery proved otherwise. "They’re too big to go through the GI tract, so we decided we had to open her up and get them out," he says. "And they just kept coming out and we ended up with 21 of them." Dovey is on the mend and has already gone home. "We’ve had corn cobs and socks and panties and things like that, but never 21 binkies," adds the vet. The vet cautioned pet owners in a recent Facebook post that "dogs will eat anything, anytime and at any age."

(More pacifier stories.)

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