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Greedy lab in the dog house after gobbling up dishcloth

Photo of Labrador Boris

Mischievous Labrador Boris is in the dog house after his taste for dishcloths left him needing Blue Cross hospital treatment.

The cheeky chap was admitted to our Grimsby animal hospital after he swallowed a whole dishcloth in one big gulp.

Tracy Lang, a Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse, said: “We gave Boris an injection which made him sick and he brought the cloth up straight away. He was feeling very sorry for himself afterwards.

“Boris’s owner did the right thing bringing him to us so quickly as the dishcloth could have caused a blockage, and he would have needed surgery.”

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— Page last updated 1/06/2015