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This line always makes me think of the James Herriot books – and I recently thought of this when I had a poor cavalier King Charles that presented with a colon impacted with numerous shards of cooked lamb bones.

The poor chap was in quite a bit of discomfort and was straining without any production. It took ages to flush out his colon and, to be honest, more than one attempt.

Eventually some warm soapy water and repeated flushing with a cut dog-urinary catheter did the trick and he’s now feeling much better.

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