Socks Most Common GI Foreign Body, VPI Says

Socks top the list of the most common surgically removed item from pets’ gastrointestinal tracts

Socks top the list of the most common surgically removed item from pets’ gastrointestinal tracts, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance, of Brea, Calif. Underwear and panty hose followed.

Most Common Surgically Removed Items:

  • Socks
    .
  • Underwear
    .
  • Panty Hose
    .
  • Rocks
    .
  • Balls
    .
  • Chew Toys
    .
  • Corn Cobs
    .
  • Bones
    .
  • Hair Ties / Ribbons
    .
  • Sticks

Other frequently ingested objects include nails, sewing needles and nipples from baby bottles. Pagers, hearing aids, drywall, snail bait, batteries, rubber bands and toy cars have also been reported.

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