Dog swallows diamond earring - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Dog swallows diamond earring

Posted: Updated:

Has the dog ever eaten your homework?  One California puppy swallowed something that takes "The dog ate my…." to a whole new level.  He ate a large diamond earring belonging to the woman who would become his owner, and then he found himself in the operating room.  

Claire Hutchinson took her dog Charlie to be groomed at a local pet store.  While she was there, she saw puppies—including Bailey.  She started playing with him, and began jumping toward her face from her lap.  She says finally, he put his teeth around one of her diamond earrings and pulled it right out of her ear.

But then, Bailey swallowed it.  Claire didn't own Bailey then, but a few days later, she went back and purchased him.  They waited a few days, but he didn't pass the earring naturally.  He started to spit up blood, and that's when she says she took him to the doctor, who told her the earring had started to embed itself and needed to come out.  

Bailey isn't alone.  Vets see dogs and cats that have swallowed strange objects at least once a month.  Some are repeat offenders, and puppies are often the patients because they explore with their mouths.  
    
Surgery can cost around $2,000.  For Claire, the way Bailey joined their family wasn't cheap, but she says she has no regrets about the wonderful new addition.  

The website petmd.com says keep an eye on your pets, and if you're worried they have swallowed something sharp or toxic, see a vet right away.  The same holds true if your pet seems to be choking or having trouble breathing.

  • More Health NewsMore>>

  • Sandy Springs woman struggles with Alzheimer's diagnosis at 55

    Sandy Springs woman struggles with Alzheimer's diagnosis at 55

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:42:55 GMT
    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates about 200,000 Americans are living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed before their 65th birthday.
    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates about 200,000 Americans are living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed before their 65th birthday.
  • FOX Medical Team

    Easy 'fat burning' recipes

    Easy 'fat burning' recipes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:40:05 GMT
    Here are the recipes from Nancy Waldeck of the Cancer Wellness Center of Piedmont Hospital.
    Here are the recipes from Nancy Waldeck of the Cancer Wellness Center of Piedmont Hospital.
  • FOX Medical Team

    5 fat-burning foods you should try

    5 fat-burning foods you should try

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:19:49 GMT
    Tired of working out with no payoff, or counting calories and still not losing weight? Healthy chef Nancy Waldeck at the Family Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital pulled together five fat-burning foods you need to discover!
    Tired of working out with no payoff, or counting calories and still not losing weight? Healthy chef Nancy Waldeck at the Family Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital pulled together five fat-burning foods you need to discover!
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL HEROESMore>>

  • Hospital Heroes

    Hospital Heroes

    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada.  Click here for more on our local heroes!
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices