A dog was examined because of inappetence and unusual feeding behavior that developed following surgical removal of a plastic foreign body from the pylorus 6 months earlier. The dog's unusual feeding behavior consisted of stretching its body, eructation, curling its lips, turning its head away from the owner, and running to hide in the bedroom closet before ingesting any food.
The dog was a 1-year-old 32-kg (70-lb) sexually intact female German Shepherd Dog.
The owner had raised the dog from birth after it was whelped by one of the owner's bitches. The dog reportedly