Well, maybe not in Marley's case. Bilateral OCD surgery when he was 7 months, leg laceration when he was 12 months (and after the stitches were taken out the first time, it reopened!), and now an ER trip for an obstruction!
Wed night Marley threw up his food, water, more water, and then some more water. It went on for 3 hours, he was panting and licking the air obsessively, so we made the trip down to the 24 emergency clinic.
His symptoms let up somewhat (of course) by the time we got there. They checked him for bloat, perforated intestine, and obstructions. They only thing they found was a staple.
Yup, a tiny little staple.
They sent us home, I did fluids, and then watched him the rest of the night for any sign of distress. In the morning we went to our regular vet who took an x-ray to make sure the staple was moving through his system. It was. And he was acting completely normal, still trying to over-enthusiastically greet everyone in sight!
$450 later, he is happy, healthy, and back to normal.
I love my dog, but remember there is no such thing as a free puppy!