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Vets Save Dog That Swallowed 111 Pennies
KATU ^ | Mar 13, 2013

Posted on 03/13/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A New York City dog has undergone emergency surgery to remove more than 100 pennies from his stomach.

The New York Daily News reports that a Jack Russell terrier named Jack swallowed 111 pennies last week and quickly became ill.

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1 posted on 03/13/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 03/13/2013 7:24:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The owner was heard saying, as he was leaving with his dog, “ . . . and doctor, keep the change.”


3 posted on 03/13/2013 7:25:45 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: nickcarraway

The dog’s name should be Buck-Eleven.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 7:31:29 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: nickcarraway

a dog’s got to know his limitations...


5 posted on 03/13/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: nickcarraway

Bad dog! I said pick up the SCENT!


6 posted on 03/13/2013 7:35:55 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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7 posted on 03/13/2013 7:36:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Probably 100 more than it would take to kill a dog or a child if they were completely digested. Are pennies really useful anymore?


8 posted on 03/13/2013 7:42:22 PM PDT by Figment
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To: CrazyIvan

great one


9 posted on 03/13/2013 7:43:02 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway
Was the dog named "Copper"??


10 posted on 03/13/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing its a Jack Russell.

I wouldn’t normally spend that much money on a dog only worth $1.11


11 posted on 03/13/2013 7:56:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Jack the Penny Eater

12 posted on 03/13/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SERKIT
I know you been holdin out on me. Gimmie the money!

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13 posted on 03/13/2013 7:59:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

I think there may be a sock monkey in there, too. Just above the “R.”


14 posted on 03/13/2013 8:00:02 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: nickcarraway

Guess the dog had about 111 thoughts today.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 8:09:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: nickcarraway

No more danger of a copper deficiency!


16 posted on 03/13/2013 8:14:33 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: nickcarraway

Since 1983 pennies have been made with a thin coat of copper over zinc. If the copper coating has been damaged or scratched and the zinc exposed, the Zinc will react with the stomach acid and the animal will experience heavy metal poisoning. One zinc penny can kill a small Jack Russell Terrier. If the politicians wanted to do something for the children, they could start making pennies out of something a little less toxic.


17 posted on 03/13/2013 8:19:41 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: nickcarraway

When the vet told the owner that the dog was sick because he had swallowed 111 pennies he said “That makes a lot of sense!”.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 8:20:09 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: vetvetdoug
If the politicians wanted to do something for the children, they could start making pennies out of something a little less toxic.

"For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, the unit cost for the Mint to produce and distribute the cent was 2.00 cents..." Cost to Make Penny

19 posted on 03/13/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: SERKIT

Good name.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 9:09:16 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: CrazyIvan

:-)

Of course in dog money that’s almost $7.77...


21 posted on 03/13/2013 9:10:25 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: nickcarraway
Recently, a dog swallowed 100 rocks.

What a dog who stones himself would look like...


22 posted on 03/13/2013 9:15:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: vetvetdoug

If he would have been a little more discriminating and just swallowed pre 82 pennies he would have been fine.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 1:02:40 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: CrazyIvan

>>>Bad dog! I said pick up the SCENT!>>>

Ohhh, FUNNY! Thanks for the early morning laugh.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 4:38:08 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL. I have an 85 lb. Pit/Lab cross and a 109 lb. Great Dane who get into wrestling matches like tht all the time. Teeth fully exposed, horrible growls and snarls, and never a drop of blood. They always try to do it in front of me and in the living room or on my bed just before I try to go to sleep.


25 posted on 03/14/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

They look vicious when they do it but there are subtle clues that they’re playing like the curled back tongue.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: green pastures

That’s the dog’s sternum, but I had to look twice as well.


27 posted on 03/14/2013 6:37:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

The area I was looking at was just in front of the rear legs and above the “R” marker... But I was more like “what else do we have in there— ooh-ohh, that looks like a sock monkey. The “eyes” of the “sock monkey” are probably gas...

Some days you can see sock monkeys _anywhere_... ;-)

Oh, and had the pennies passed through naturally, Jack’s owner would have had a chunk of change! [try the veal, I’m here until Thursday...]


28 posted on 03/14/2013 7:02:00 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: nickcarraway

Pennies! Pennies!

Holy crap, I need some new glasses!

You don’t want to know what I thought the headline said...

Mark


29 posted on 03/14/2013 9:25:02 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I have a garbage gut Lab.

She liberated a 10 pack of safety razors from the bathroom cabinet and ate the paper off the blades.. They were crumbled. After I checked her mouth for lacerations, I had to straighten the blades and fit them back together. Nothing missing..

She chewed up a wire brush. Took a long time getting the wires out of the carpet.

Yesterday she was chewing something and I had to pry her mouth open to recover a roofing nail with the plastic collar.

When she was a puppy, I had my hand almost to my elbow down her throat more times than I could count. She was a rock chewer.

I figured out a technique that I could try if I caught her soon enough. Pried her jaws apart and shook the hell out of her head. If I was fortunate enough the screw or rock or whatever would fall out.


30 posted on 03/14/2013 11:18:09 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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