PJ, a 3-year-old, castrated male boxer mix, was presented to the primary veterinarian for projectile vomiting. The pet was unable to retain food or water.
After examination, PJ was referred for endoscopy. Radiographs showed irregular rings in the stomach. A scope was passed and a toy "rubber ducky" was visualized. It was PJ's favorite toy, and the owners had not been able to find it.
Because there were no clean edges to grasp with forceps or a neck that could be snared, standard laparotomy/gastrotomy was performed and the duck, in toto, was removed without so much as a bite mark on it. PJ recovered and was prescribed antibiotics and pain medication before being released from the veterinary hospital.