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.
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.