Skip to comments.Vets Save Dog That Swallowed 111 Pennies
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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The owner was heard saying, as he was leaving with his dog, “ . . . and doctor, keep the change.”
The dog’s name should be Buck-Eleven.
a dog’s got to know his limitations...
Bad dog! I said pick up the SCENT!
Probably 100 more than it would take to kill a dog or a child if they were completely digested. Are pennies really useful anymore?
Good thing its a Jack Russell.
I wouldn’t normally spend that much money on a dog only worth $1.11
Jack the Penny Eater
I think there may be a sock monkey in there, too. Just above the “R.”
Guess the dog had about 111 thoughts today.
No more danger of a copper deficiency!
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.
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!”.
"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
Of course in dog money that’s almost $7.77...
What a dog who stones himself would look like...
If he would have been a little more discriminating and just swallowed pre 82 pennies he would have been fine.
>>>Bad dog! I said pick up the SCENT!>>>
Ohhh, FUNNY! Thanks for the early morning laugh.
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.
They look vicious when they do it but there are subtle clues that they’re playing like the curled back tongue.
That’s the dog’s sternum, but I had to look twice as well.
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...]
Holy crap, I need some new glasses!
You don’t want to know what I thought the headline said...
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.