Dog Got Jaw Stuck In New Chew Toy, Has Surgery To Remove It

This doggo get her jaw stuck in a chew toy, and had to be taken into surgery in order to get her jaw out.

By DAVID on June 25, 2018
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By “surgically removed,” we mean the toy was the thing that had to have surgery. This poor dog was chewing on a new toy when she suddenly got her jaw stuck.

A cockapoo named Moet got her jaw stuck inside a new toy just after it was given to her. The toy was a big ball, made for dogs to play with and chew on. Though it’s “not for heavy chewers,” Moet’s owner, Samantha, gave it to her anyway thinking it would be fine. After about 30 minutes of playing, Samantha heard “the most deafening scream” come from Moet. She ran to check, and that’s when she discovered Moet’s lower jaw had become stuck in a hole in the ball. Samantha tried to remove the ball, but realized that it was stuck Moet’s jaw really well. That’s when she left for the vet.

Samantha ended up having to go to an emergency vet’s office sine it was late at night. She says that the vet had to actually sedate Moet, and take her into surgery to get the ball removed. When Moet went back for surgery, Samantha went home to clean up the mess. She got the call that surgery was complete, and Moet was doing just fine. “When I got there they told me that her tongue and teeth had got stuck inside the toy and that they had to sedate her to cut through the toy – it was a horrific experience,” Samantha says.

The company says that the part Moet got stuck in wasn’t intended to be chewed. They also added that the toy came with messages about proper dog mouth size and a warning saying it’s not for “heavy chewers.” The company does say they’re working with dog owners, as well as Samantha and Moet, on how to improve the toy now. See some more info here.

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