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    Thirteen golf balls were found inside Oscar.

    A dog had to have 13 golf balls removed from its stomach after eating them on walks around a Fife course.
    Owner Chris Morrison had been taking five-year-old black labrador Oscar round the Pitreavie golf course in Dunfermline for several months.
    He took Oscar to the vet after noticing a rattling sound coming from his pet's stomach.
    They then discovered that 13 balls - each weighing 45 grams - were lodged in his stomach.
    Mr Morrison, a planning administrator, said one of the balls had been in his stomach so long that it had turned black and was decomposing.
    He said: "He finds golf balls like truffles. We're not sure how long exactly this happened over, but it must have been a fair period - several months at least.
    "I felt his stomach and heard them rattling around.
    "He normally brings a few home, but I had no idea he had eaten so many.

    He is a black lab so he is a fair size, but to swallow 13 is quite amazing

    Chris Morrison

    "The vet hadn't seen anything like it, it was bizarre.
    "He is a black lab so he is a fair size, but to swallow 13 is quite amazing."
    The balls were removed two weeks ago in a successful hour-long operation.
    Bag full
    Oscar is now on the road to making a full recovery on a special post-operation diet of watered-down food.
    He also has to wear a muzzle while out and about.
    Mr Morrison added: "He does get a bit frustrated now and again."
    Bob Hesketh, 40, principal vet at Vetrica in Rosyth, said he had never seen anything like it.
    He said: "It was like a magic trick. I opened him up and felt what I thought was two or three golf balls.
    "But they just kept coming until we had a bag full. "I think they must have been in there for several months, one was all black and the shell was swollen."

    BBC NEWS | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Balls found inside 'rattling' dog

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    Lucky dog to be alive. He is beautiful too.

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    He finds golf balls? If you could get him to stop eating them, that'd be awesome. You could save a ton of money.
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    I think I've told this story on here before, but Josie (my black lab) had a corn cob in her stomach for over two months!!!

    My idiot friend gave it to her on July 4th and a couple few months later, she puked it up in the middle of the night!!

    My vet said they have found a lot of things in dog bellies that have been there for months, even years.

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