Brooklyn pitbull puppy survives swallowing a toilet brush

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Petey is not your average five month-old pitbull puppy. While most of these little darlings enjoy nibbling their owners' fingers and chewing on pig ears, Petey seemed to have developed a different taste for toys. Rawhide? No. That aforementioned pig ear? No. Sorry. A two-foot section of soft rope with big-assed knots at both ends? Not even close. A 15 inch-long toilet brush, swallowed whole? Absolutely. Why not?

On Christmas Day, Petey’s owner, Charesse W. (the W standing for "why you gotta' eat that toilet brush?") left Petey in her Brooklyn apartment for a few hours so she could spend some time with her family. When she returned Petey seemed fine, but over the next few days that changed. Poor little guy. Within a very short time he could not eat or drink, and a very worried Charesse rushed Petey to the ASPCA Animal Hospital to find out what was wrong.

What the attending veterinarian found in the X-ray was not be believed. Somehow Petey had managed to swallow Charesses’ toilet brush. And we are talking an old school toilet brush here, not one of those mincing refillable Clorox Toilet Wands. (photo of one post-puppy toilet brush being held by two animal heroes courtesy of the ASPCA blog)


How the hell did that fit into a five month-old puppy?

Petey had swallowed the brush handle-first. The brush portion had lodged itself in his esophagus, and the handle had stretched his stomach to an unbelievable length. In order to remove it, the surgery team decided to make an incision in his stomach and extract the brush handle-first; trying to pull the smelly thing back out would have caused quite a bit of esophageal damage. Happily and in true pitbull fashion, little Petey recovered quickly and made a point to express his gratitude and share his kisses with everyone at the clinic. And in true ASPCA fashion, the organization contributed enough funding to Charesse to cover Petey’s tab.

What is the crappiest thing your dog has ever eaten, Poopreporters?

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6 Comments on "Brooklyn pitbull puppy survives swallowing a toilet brush"

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Of course, we all know that my answer to the question is poop. Carlton the PooPoo-Eating Boston Terrier likes to eat poop.

Gross.

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I can only surmise that Petey is, like Carlton, a poop eater but one that likes to keep in in the closet.

There was some of Charesse's residual poo on the brush and Petey was unable to forgo such a taste delight, although he did swallow the handle first and saved the poo encrusted brush for dessert.

I am leaving now before I disgust myself even more with my theories.

If I had two faces do you think I'd be wearing this one?

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My dog would eat cicadas, I always thought it was really gross.

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My dog would eat cicadas, I always thought it was really gross.

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I had a pit bull named Boss Hogg for a roommate for 8 years when I was doing my undergrad in Houston and after that when I moved to Arkansas after graduation. When I was a junior at Sam Houston State, Boss decided to eat one of my soccer socks while I was in class one day. I got home to a house full of puke that was riddled with these long stretchy orange and blue strings. When he puked up a swatch of cloth with the Sam Houston Bearkat paw I knew we were in trouble and took him to the emergency vet. The sock had stretched almost the entire length of his digestive tract and almost killed him. We were lucky to get to the vet in time, or I would have lost my best friend to a sweaty sock.
Even though that was horrifying, it was still not the most disgusting thing I had borne witness to a dog consuming. Growing up we had this Spitz that loved to eat poo, especially kitty diarrhea. Dixie the Spitz ate hot poo as soon as it hit the litter box, she would lie in wait for the cat to finish his business and clean up behind him. My siblings and I would watch this freak show daily when we were growing up, like we had nothing better to do.

This here's Little Brittle and the C-bag. And he's kickin' it, elderly school.

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Can't help but wondering if L'il Petey acted on a dare from his owner's cat...