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Danger: your pet will eat anything!

by Dr. Lance Weidenbaum

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Some pets will eat anything they can find, no matter how large or unfoodlike. 

The August 2012 issue of Veterinary Practice News contains a feature article about their annual Pet X-Ray Contest. 

The photos here are a sample of the many alarming X-rays included in the article. This one-year-old mastiff was adopted from a shelter complete with an 8-inch ratchet wrench in his gut. 

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Other items swallowed by cats and dogs included an entire fishing pole, a rubber bone, gravel, piano wire, sewing machine needles, a pincushion, a whole beef rib, tweezers, nails, a 9-inch screwdriver, electrical cords, fishhooks, chess pieces, NERF darts, rocks, hair ties, baby pacifiers, tinsel, and more.

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