Rafa is a 3 year old border collie who had an unfortunate incident with a stick on the beach.
Rafa presented to the clinic with a stick of unknown length lodged in the side of his throat....
He was then given a general anaesthetic and an xray was taken to examine the extent of damage the stick had caused.
To our amazement the stick was a whooping 18cms long!!!
We removed the stick and used the endoscope to check the pharynx, esophagus and trachea were all intact then using saline flushed out the tiny pieces of bark left behind.
After being sent home on some pain relief, multiple antibiotics and rest, Rafa is none the wiser to the stress he caused his parents and the clinic staff...... Oh the joys of being a dog