Top ten weirdest things found in UK pets” stomachsDecember 30th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): Kitchen knife, wig, and an underwear-these are some of the things that have made a list of the top ten weirdest items removed from the stomachs of UK pets.
The list made by an animal charity’’s vets has on its top a 10in tent peg, which made it to a pet’’s abdomen.
At the second place on the list, released by PDSA, are various Christmas decorations.
A kitchen knife eaten by mistake by a pet made it to the third spot in the list.
Rounding of at fourth and fifth place are fridge magnets and a man’’s wig respectively.
“There is a medical term for pets eating strange objects - pica. Dogs, especially puppies and younger dogs, use their mouth to investigate objects as well as to eat. Sometimes a dog will swallow an object by mistake, even though it had only meant to investigate it,” The Scotsman quoted PDSA senior veterinary surgeon, Sean Wensley, as saying.
He added: “PDSA is urging pet owners to do a ”pet safety audit” of their homes to identify and remove any dangers.”
The top ten weirdest items removed from the stomachs of UK pets are:
1. 10in tent peg 2. Christmas decoration 3. Kitchen knife 4. Fridge magnets 5. Man’’s wig 6. Ann Summers underwear\ 7. Bell 8. Fishing hook 9. Socks 10. Rubber duck (ANI)
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