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

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