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FOREIGN body ingestion in dogs is a common problem and often not witnessed by the owner. Consequently, the object is often unidentified until it is removed. Ingestion of multiple magnets is a well-documented problem in children (McCormick and others 2002), and has more recently been reported in the veterinary literature (Kiefer and others 2010). We report a case of multiple magnet ingestion in a dog, where prompt intervention prevented more serious consequences.
A nine-month-old, male neutered bichon frise dog was presented with acute-onset vomiting of 24 hours' duration. …