JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 2-year-old basset hound is recovering after eating more than 100 nails, WAPT-TV in Jacksonville reported. Ashley Saks said she couldn't believe what she saw when the veterinarian brought her the X-rays. “I counted about 130, but I don't know how many she threw up before she was taken, so it could've been more,” Saks said.
The X-rays showed a clump of about 100 or so nails stuck at the base of Roxy's stomach. At that point, there were already a few stragglers that had made their way through her intestines. “They put her to sleep, stuck something down her throat, and pulled them out a few at a time,” said Saks. “Because it was such a big bulk, they couldn't just pull them out; it took over an hour to do that.”
Saks said she left the dog with a friend for the weekend while she was out of town, and told her friend to make sure to lock Roxy up whenever he left because she doesn't like being alone. (Your keyword is "REST") But on Nov. 21, he ran to the store thinking Roxy would be OK, and that's when she found the nails, Saks said. Saks said the nails didn't puncture any of Roxy's internal organs.