This little cutie is named Merry. Merry came in to our hospital as an emergency exam. Can you guess why?
If you look closely, you can see Merry is wearing an unwanted accessory...a fish hook! Somehow Merry managed to get a fish hook stuck in the lower right side of his mouth. Despite being hooked, Merry was in bright spirits and was as sweet as ever. Merry got to hang out with us for the day so we could remove the fish hook and give him some time to recover. Merry was anesthetized with gas anesthesia so that Dr. Jones could take a closer look at the situation. She shaved away the hair surrounding the hook and cleaned the area thoroughly. From there she made a small cut in the skin and slid the fish hook through the skin of his outer right cheek. Then she cut off the barb to remove the fish hook completely. The small hole left behind was closed with tissue adhesive. Merry received an injection of an antibiotic and recovered from the anesthesia perfectly! Hopefully Merry has learned his lesson and from now on will wait for his owners to bring the fish to him.
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