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A Vet Found 43 And A Half Socks Inside A Dog’s Stomach

Really quite impressive.

Posted on September 4, 2014, at 6:56 a.m. ET

After finding their 3-year-old male Great Dane repeatedly vomiting and retching, a family in Portland, Oregon, took their dog to a veterinarian to check on his health.


The family took their dog to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in northwest Portland. After taking abdominal radiographs, the vet spotted a "large quantity of foreign material" in the dog's stomach and performed explorative surgery.

Here's what the dog's stomach looked like.

DoveLewis Animal Hospital / Via

Much to the their surprise, the vet and family discovered that the Great Dane had eaten these 43 and a half socks.

DoveLewis Animal Hospital / Via

The vet removed all the socks and the dog was discharged home one day after surgery.

The dog was almost a competition winner, too: The X-ray of its sock-filled stomach was a finalist in a contest by Veterinary Practice News, which focused on the fact that "animals will eat just about anything."

It is unknown whether any matching pairs of socks were found.