Dog Swallows 26 Golf Balls, Rubber Gloves And Wood Leaving Owner With A $2,500 Vet Bill

A dog swallowed 26 whole golf balls and rubber gloves while out on walks with his owner.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Neil Taylor, 50, from Westerhope, Newcastle, regularly walks Alfie, his ten-year-old giant schnauzer through a golf course near their home.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

But to his surprise Alfie had been eating stray golf balls during their recent walks.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He only found out after Alfie became poorly and then proceeded to vomit up four golf balls in Mr Taylor's back garden.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

An X-ray at the vet revealed another 15 golf balls stuck inside his stomach. Vets operated and found another six hiding in his tummy, bringing the total up to 26.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

They also removed rubber gloves, a ball of string and multiple bits of wood from the hungry pooch's stomach.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Mr Taylor, who has owned Alfie since he was a puppy said: 'When I came home he was passed out in the back garden, and he only came too when I carried him into the house.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

'I only have one dog and he's like my son. It was a huge relief when we were given the all clear by the vets.'

The operation took place on June 16, and Alfie was home two days later - having incurred a £2,500 bill.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

'He has been recovering well from the operation,' he said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

'It's lovely to have him acting like his normal, playful self again.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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