Cleo’s story – foreign body trauma


What happened? Cleo was happily gnawing on a bone at home, when the bone became lodged on her bottom jaw. To complicate matters, it was also wedged behind her lower canine teeth. Action taken: Cleo's owners tried to remove it, but realised it was truly stuck and rushed her in to see us. Cleo was examined, weighed and then sedated. Once the sedation had taken effect, a hand saw was used to cut through the bone. Outcome and additional notes: Fortunately, [...]