PDSA vets shocked after x-ray revealed that Daisy had eaten a total of £2.68
A canine coin thief has had a lucky escape after swallowing £2.68 from her owner's purse.
Daisy, a bichon frise cross, was brought into the care of PDSA's Derby Pet Hospital after her owner became concerned about her frequent vomiting and inappentance. Strangely, she had also noticed a two-pence coin in her vomit.
Following an examination, vets conducted an x-ray and were stunned to find that Daisy had wolfed down a total of 20 coins. Among them included 12 one-pence coins, three five-pence coins, two 20-pence coins and two one-pound coins.
The team operated on Daisy to remove the money, and thankfully she could go home the next day with painkillers and antibiotics.
PDSA vet nurse, Sally Frith, said: “Daisy has broken a new record - we couldn’t believe the number of coins she’d managed to eat, especially for such a tiny puppy!
"The coins had been causing a blockage which, if left, could have been fatal, so it’s a good job her owner brought her into PDSA when she did. Daisy has been back for check-ups, and we’re pleased she’s recovering and healing well."
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