That’s exactly what happened with Honey, a Dogue de Bordeaux. On March 14, 2016, she was brought in to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in New Mexico after having been vomiting for a week, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society posted on Facebook. The owner told Rick Snook, DVM, that the dog’s condition had originally been diagnosed as a uterine infection, but when she was still ailing after seven days, they brought her in.
It turned out Honey had swallowed a stuffed toy. Dr. Snook conducted surgery to remove what was originally thought to be a teddy bear. As it turns out, it was a stuffed polar bear. Luckily Snook found out what was wrong with her when he did; he reportedly said that Honey would not have survived two more days.
What have the dogs you’ve treated swallowed?