BOSTON (AP) — A Boston veterinary hospital got quite a surprise recently when a family brought in their bulldog after he stopped eating.
The Angell Animal Medical Center found 19 baby pacifiers in the dog’s stomach.READ MORE: New 'Jeopardy!' Guest Host Katie Couric: 'Of Course I Was Nervous, Are You Kidding Me?'
It started in April when the Wellesley family noticed that their 3-year-old dog, Mortimer, started getting nauseous before meals. His owner, Emily Shanahan, brought Mortimer to the vet, who prescribed medicine to take care of the issue.
But it didn’t help and Mortimer eventually stopped eating entirely.READ MORE: 'This Is A Personal Battle': Kingston, NH Firefighters Save Their Fire Chief's Burning Home
Shanahan went to Angell, where they took an X-ray and discovered the pacifiers.
Vets think Mortimer had been taking the pacifiers from Shanahan’s two children over the course of months.
The pacifiers were removed using a medical scope that did not require surgery. Mortimer recovered and is back at home.MORE NEWS: CBS This Morning's Gayle King On Oprah Winfrey's Interview With Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
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