Dylan’s mom Karenna ended up with a reel-life example of foreign body ingestion when her 7-year old Golden Retriever snapped up the bait ― literally, hook, line, and sinker!
As Karenna’s family prepared for a fun fishing day, little did they realize that their day would take an unexpected turn. Karenna’s father baited the fishhooks and then stepped away quickly to answer the phone. When he returned, he found his fishing rod knocked over, the line broken and the bait and hook gone ― and Dylan.
Although Dylan seemed none the worse for his opportunistic snack, his mom decided not to take any risks, and drove an hour and a half to the nearest emergency vet hospital. There, an X-ray showed the hook was lodged in Dylan's stomach wall. An emergency operation and nearly $1,500 later, Karenna was with a healthy ― and hook-free! ― Dylan.