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Vet finds 19 pacifiers inside bulldog’s stomach


The case of the missing binkies was solved by a veterinarian in Massachusetts this month.

A family brought their 3-year-old Bulldog named Mortimer to the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center after he stopped eating in early June.

Veterinarian Erika De Papp performed x-rays and found foreign objects in his digestive tract.

By way of an endoscopy, 19 pacifiers were removed from his stomach.

“I was shocked because even though I have two small children at home I’d never imagined he was eating their pacifiers,” Emily Shanahan, Mortimer’s owner, said.

The MSPCA said this is not the first instance pets eating non-food objects. Past objects removed include diamond rings, guitar strings and perfume bottles.

“Mortimer isn’t the first dog to land in this situation and he won’t be the last,” said Doug Brum, Mortimer’s primary veterinarian at Angell. “But we’re just so glad he’s recovered and back home with his family.”

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