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PORTLAND, Sept 4, 2014:

The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

It was something he ate.

X-rays showed a stomach full of foreign material. After nearly two hours of surgery, Dr Ashley Magee had the answer — the dog had consumed 43 ½ socks.

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said it was perhaps the strangest case in the hospital’s history,The Oregonianreported (http://is.gd/Zb55C9).

This Feb 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital shows socks that were removed from a Great Dane's stomach. — AP pic
This Feb 2014 photo provided by DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital shows socks that were removed from a Great Dane’s stomach. — AP pic

The hospital entered last February’s tale, complete with X-rays, in an annual contest sponsored by the vet magazine,Veterinary Practice News, and won a prize.

The DoveLewis says the Great Dane was sent home a day after surgery, and is still alive. There was no word on what he has eaten lately.

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