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Stuffed polar bear removed intact from New Mexico dog's stomach

By Ben Hooper
Stuffed polar bear removed intact from New Mexico dog's stomach
The stuffed polar bear removed from the stomach of a dog in New Mexico. Photo by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society/Facebook

SANTA FE, N.M., March 17 (UPI) -- A New Mexico veterinarian said a stuffed polar bear was removed from the stomach of a dog that had been vomiting for about a week.

Dr. Rick Snook of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society said Honey, a French mastiff, was brought in by her owner, who said the dog had been vomiting for about a week.

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The canine underwent surgery and the team found the cause -- an intact stuffed polar bear measuring 6 inches long.

The toy still had its black nose and a bow tied around it with a ribbon when it was removed.

"We're so happy we were able to help her out -- a couple more days and she would not have made it," the shelter said in a Facebook post.

Honey was returned to her owner.

Just wanted to give you all an update on Honey, the dog who swallowed a stuffed toy. She's doing well and will be...

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Posted by Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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