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Veterinarian Technician March 2009 (Vol 30, No 3)

Picture This! — Mako's Belly of Treasure

    Mako, a 7-month-old, male golden retriever, presented to our clinic after eating a braided rawhide in front of his owner. Radiographs did not reveal a foreign body, but we knew it was there. Surgery revealed the suspected rawhide, a sock, an ear bud, a toy piece with Velcro on it and a plastic ring. Mako's owner was not aware that Mako had eaten anything other than the rawhide.

    Submitted by Emily Connor, Boca Veterinary Emergency Referral and Critical Care Center, Boca Raton, Fla.

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