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Two Poodles living in Spain

The daily lives of two poodles living in Spain. We are a Black Standard Poodle (Grande Caniche) called Dudley and a Cream Standard Poodle called Monica. We were born in a village in the mountains of Andalusia and now live on the Orihuela Costa in Spain. Monica is 4 years old and Dudley is 1. (This blog is in memory of Buddy, one of the original TPLIS who sadly was put to sleep on 27th December 2010).

Silence of the (Lamb)..... Poodle ! Part 2
14 June 2011 @ 19:59

Well since my last blog I have been back to the vets and guess what….yep there is still something stuck in my tummy.   I have been on liquid paraffin to try and move it (quite tasty that liquid paraffin) BUT the darn thing won’t move.

Eduardo, my vet, after looking at my various X-rays, was convinced that the plastic was in my intestines and so it was decided that an endoscopy would be no good and the only alternative was sugary……I like sweet things!   Sorry……. I mean surgery – on reflection I would have preferred the sugary, but hey I’m only a dog and get no say in these matters.

So last Friday I went to the vets for surgery. I am not sure what happened at the vets, but when I came round I felt terrible and I had a big bandage on my tummy.

Eduardo gave mum the offending bit of plastic as a souvenir and said that no way would it have found its way out……couldn’t someone have given it a map! and that it could have perforated my stomach and caused problems in the future.

I am feeling a lot better now and best of all I am on some very nice nosh at the moment……so every cloud has a silver lining!

Below are some pictures of my ordeal.

Just back from the vets and still groggy from the aneasthetic
Look at my bandage!
Neat bit of!
(the above picture was taken 4 days after the operation)
The offending item !
Hasta pronto!
(Note from Mum: Monica had lots of pieces of plastic in her tummy at least six, which were all sicked up apart from the one bit that showed up on the X-ray. The decision to operate was not taken lightly, but it was felt that as Monica was fit and well, the best course of action was to operate to remove the offending article, rather than have it move and pierce her stomach or intestines at some later date causing peritonitis and the necessity for a life saving operation).

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Duxbury Rambler said:
16 June 2011 @ 11:39

Good to see all went well - my mum is always telling me off for eating things outside - my favourites are grass & rabbit poo, I just can't understand why she doesn't share my love of them :) Meg.

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