St. Bernard’s Cancer Surgery Removes Four Teddy Bears Instead of Tumor

Some pets just can’t stop chewing!

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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Inevitably, items around the house start to be claimed by our pets as chew toys. Socks? The dog claims all the mismatched ones. Underwear? Doesn’t matter if clean or dirty, in fact, the latter is preferred.  Stuffies? Well, that’s where this St. Bernard got into a spot of trouble.

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When Maisy was 8-years old, she went into surgery to remove her spleen for suspected cancer. Instead, the vet discovered four completely intact teddy bears inside Maisy’s stomach!

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The original CT scan had shown masses in the stomach plus a mass on the spleen that lead to the diagnosis of probable cancer. The vet, Nick Blackburn, definitely did not expect to find the toys in this big girl’s stomach.

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A lot of dogs love to chew and swallow things that are not meant to be chewed and swallowed, but four full teddy bears is a rather impressive haul!

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Maisy made a full recovery and all reports came back showing no signs of cancer! According to her owner, Jane Dickinson, Maisy’s teddy bear snacks came from her Chihuahua siblings.

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Has your dog ever swallowed and passed anything as strange? Tell us the story in the comment section!