- The veterinarian removed "sock after sock" from the dog's stomach
- There were 43 socks inside the 3-year-old Great Dane
- The dog had eaten socks before
- The amazing X-rays of the socks in the dog's belly won 3rd place in a contest
Socks. They're just not for feet anymore.
Apparently they make pretty tasty snacks too, if you're not too discriminating and you happen to be a 3-year-old Great Dane.
Just don't eat too many.
And by too many, 43 would be a good example.
The super-sized pooch had shown a hankering for socks before, but the extent of the problem wasn't apparent until he got sick and the X-rays showed the contents of his belly.
Oh, and those X-rays even impressed the experts. The vet clinic submitted them to the annual "They Ate WHAT?" contest at Veterinary Practice News and won the $500 third prize, losing out to a frog who gobbled up 30 rocks from the bottom his cage and a German shorthaired pointer who swallowed a metal shish kabob skewer.
The Great Dane is doing just fine. He was home a day after his surgery.
So far, no reported sock incidents.
But should he return to his sock habit, his owners can only hope that this too shall pass.