IT’S NOT A TUMOR! IT’S NOT! NAUGHTY ST. BERNARD ATE FOUR TEDDY BEARS
Pets are great. They lower stress. They make people happier. Pets can just be awesome. But they’re also members of the family. So when they get sick or hurt you want to do all you can. But that also means a ton of worry and fear. They’re family! But one St. Bernard in England gave his owners a huge scare. Fortunately, it turned out to be a false alarm. The dog, Maisy, supposedly had cancer. Veterinarians gave her a CT scan to see what was wrong with the 72-year-old (dog years!). But the CT scan showed “an unusually full stomach and a mass on her spleen.” So Maisy had surgery. But the doctors didn’t find cancer! Instead, they found 4, count them, 4, half-eaten teddy bears stuck in her stomach. Bad dog!
VETS AND OWNER SHOCKED TO DISCOVER MASSIVE TUMOR WAS STUCK STUFFED ANIMALS
Vets at the Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, England, were initially mistaken with what they saw on the CT scan. Stuffed animals appeared on the CT scan as a general blur, almost like a tumor. But fortunately that didn’t turn out to be the case. The surgeons went in to remove Maisy’s spleen. But shocking everyone involved, they found the dog had eaten a pile of teddy bears! Sorry Teddy, we hardly recognized you. Maisy had stolen the stuffed bears from her owner’s other pets. Bad dog!
AGED KLEPTO DOGGIE BACK AT HOME WITH NEWFOUND YOUTH, ZEST FOR LIFE
The vet surgeon was Nick Blackburn. He’s the one who found the toys, saying, “This was not something we were expecting to find. We all know certain dogs enjoy chewing things they shouldn’t but managing to devour four full teddy bears is quite a feat.” Maisy’s owner, Jane Dickson, was also totally shocked but also immensely relieved. She’s seen Maisy be a klepto and steal the toys from their chihuahuas. But she never imagined Maisy would chew on them, never mind eat them! As a side note, let’s envision a household with a St. Bernard and several chihuahuas. Hmmmm. But Maisy has recovered quickly and almost seems to be young again.
So oddly, in a sense, Teddy Bears can make you old?