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Alfie's Giant Bone!

Alfie, a 4 month old maltese terrier, came into our emergency clinic on the 19th March, having decided to tuck into part of his owner’s Chinese takeaway!  He had managed to swallow an entire rib bone; really remarkable given how tiny he is (please see the x-ray!).

Given Alfie’s size and the size and location of the rib bone, it was decided that surgery to remove the bone from his stomach was the best treatment option, which was performed on an emergency basis that night.

Surgery went well, and by morning he was very bright, eating well and so went home later that day. Alfie has since gone on to make a full recovery!

Thanks to his owner for allowing us to share his story.

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