You Ate What?
Posted: Feb 07 2012
That's a question that most pet parents have asked at least once in their lives! But, did you know that pet owners spent nearly $5.2 million dollars on treatments for the removal of foreign objects from their pets' digestive tracts in 2011?
This is NOT a meal!
Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI) reported that it processed 6500 claims for the removal of foreign objects last year alone. This kind of life-saving surgery can cost anywhere from $1400-$1900. That can't be easy to swallow. But, it's a great incentive to pet-proof your home by making sure that tantalizing items are kept well out of your dog's (or cat's) reach.
Here's a list of just some of the items dogs and cats ingested last year based on VPI's report:
Baby Bottle Nipples
Artificial Finger Nails
A Dead Porcupine
*We are happy to note that the dogs and cats implicated in this report were successfully treated and made full recoveries.