Chester the Labrador retreiver has become a regular visitor to a Huntingdon veterinary practice, having developing the unfortunate habit of swallowing plastic toys stolen from his friends.

Chester the Labrador retreiver has become a regular visitor to a Huntingdon veterinary practice, having developing the unfortunate habit of swallowing plastic toys stolen from his friends.

A toy cow being removed from Chester at Cromwell Vets in Huntingdon this month, and the frog.The 21-month-old first attended the Huntingdon branch of Cromwell Veterinary Group in December 2011, having swallowed a toy frog stolen from another dog in a park. Luckily, the foreign body was removed successfully.

However, it seems the experience of surgery did not deter Chester from consuming toys and, only weeks later, he returned to the practice having swallowed a cow. As a consequence he went under the knife again on February 3.

Cromwell partner David Fennell told Vetsonline: “Chester loves his walks and playing with other dogs that he meets regularly. On Dec 17 the owners thought they had seen another dog drop a ball, which Chester then picked up – a few seconds later it was gone.

Dog owners Marion and Neale Stribling with Chester and the toys he swallowed.“On examination Chester was fine but on x-ray a frog was clearly seen in his stomach. He then went to surgery and recovered well.

Six weeks later, while out for a walk and meeting the same friends, Chester stole another toy – which then disappeared quickly. X-rays confirmed another foreign body. On opening the stomach – out popped a cow. Chester is making another excellent recovery – but what will it be next? I know an old lady who swallowed a fly…”

Mr Fennell added: “We regularly have to operate when dogs have swallowed various toys and objects but never a frog or a cow. Chester will be wearing a muzzle when out on walks from now on.”

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