Smiling salamander chokes on lunch

West Kelowna vet Dr. Oz had to jump in to rescue a unique pet this week

Dr. Oz is well known throughout the Okanagan for jumping in to help animal patients in need and this week was no different – this patient was just missing the usual fur.

Mudkip, a white axolotl (also known as a Mexican salamander), bit off more than it could chew when it started to choke on lunch.

The salamander was brought to Rose Valley Veterinary hospital in West Kelowna where Dr. Oz jumped in to action.

The clinic said she arrived with a fish lodged deep in her mouth due to the fish’s spiky fins.

“Dr. Oz managed to cut the fish out and Mudkip left the clinic with a big smile.”

Today we had a very special patient Mudkip come in, she is an acolyte! She unfortunately came to us with a fish stuck in…

Posted by Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday, October 24, 2017


@carmenweld
carmen.weld@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Kelowna’s Two Hat changing landscape of content moderation

Two Hat is using new image recognition technology

Peachland’s wharf is in need of repair

Council will decide whether to approve of $50,000 to repair it tonight

Candy Cane Lane collects 12,000 lbs of donations for non-profits

Donations were given to Freedom’s Door this week

Cannabis store operating illegally near Lake Country

Indigenous Bloom opened on Commonwealth Road last week on Okanagan Indian Band land

United Way anticipates greater need in the community in 2019

United Way’s 2019 Charity Fund is now open for applications, deadlines are due March 22

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

B.C. Green leader calls for long-term legislature financial audit

Andrew Weaver says trust in clerk and sergeant at arms is gone

No charges in fatal police Taser incident in Chilliwack

RCMP watchdog concludes no evidence of excessive or disproportionate force was used by officers

Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying with tax payers’ money

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against Meng Wanzhou

Most Read