When it comes to dangerous doggy eating habits, Aussie dogs like their jocks and socks...
Not all dogs stick to dinner from the dog dish – some seek satisfaction further afield and can devour a range of objects which can be very dangerous to their health.
Pet Insurance statistics show the Top 5 danger objects for Australian dogs:
- underwear – especially G-strings
- dental floss and string
- landscaping stones
- butter – which can cause serious problems with the pancreas
English dogs' dangerous dining includes:
- corn on the cob
- rubber balls
Other dangerous items consumed by dogs include fishhooks, sewing needles, fruit stones, macadamia nuts and kebab sticks.
Some dogs are also good at accessing medications such as anti-inflammatories, paracetamol and antidepressants.
In many cases, animals require surgery to remove foreign objects that have obstructed their digestive system. Medical expenses can total up to $5000, so consider having pet insurance when you have a pet with bed habits in the house.